A new study, published in USA Today, suggests that some Uber drivers are operating their vehicles for upwards of 16 hours without rest. Low wages, heavy competition, and company incentives may be driving this dangerous trend, though the company reports that only 7% of its drivers work more than 50 hours a week. Uber has no policy regarding the number of hours a driver can work each week. The company does suggest, however, that all reports of fatigued driving are investigated and handled... Read More
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Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC present Understanding Liability and Damages in Truck Accident Cases to help you understand more about your legal case. Call us today for your free consultation if you have been injured in a trucking accident. 404-760-7400Understanding Liability and Damages in Truck Accident Cases from Page 1 Solutions
Avoiding a truck accident is not always possible, but with the right skills, you can seriously reduce your risks of being injured or killed in a collision with a big rig. The short quiz below tests your knowledge of safe driving behaviors around trucks. Take it today to find out how much you do – and do not – know about protecting yourself and your passengers when driving around large trucks.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a truck accident in... Read More
Was your child injured through medical malpractice? If so, you are entitled to hold the negligent parties accountable for all related damages and to seek compensation well in excess of the paltry offerings of insurance companies.
In this short video, Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer Lance Lourie discusses injury to children from medical professionals and what you can do to secure the compensation your family deserves.
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According to Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety, 100,000 people are injured and 4,000 are killed every year in truck accidents. The CDC reports that 33,736 people were killed in auto accidents in 2016 and, while truck accidents comprise only a small portion of that number, these accidents also represent only a small portion of the total number of auto accidents in the U.S. every year. That means an alarming number of accidents involving commercial vehicles result in serious or fatal... Read More
Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance is proud to be listed on Enjuris™, a directory of personal injury lawyers fighting for victims of other people’s negligence throughout the United States. In addition to helping those who have been injured in an accident find the best lawyer, Enjuris provides a wealth of knowledge and multiple resources for families struggling with the aftermath of serious injury or wrongful death.
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Do you suspect a loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect? In this short video, our Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyer, Stephen Chance, discusses what to do if you believe mistreatment is occurring.
To schedule a free consultation at the Atlanta office of Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, please call 404-760-7400to learn how we can help.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a statement declaring a Georgia truck driver to be an “Imminent hazard to public safety.” In the statement, the FMCSA sites two infractions – operating a commercial vehicle while intoxicated and fatigued driving – one of which resulted in a multi-vehicle accident. The FMCSA has ordered the Georgia-licensed truck driver to stop operating commercial vehicles immediately.
Declarations like this from the FMCSA are common... Read More
When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you expect they will be cared for and treated with respect. Tragically, many nursing home residents suffer physical and emotional abuse, neglect, and other inexcusable forms of mistreatment at the hands of nursing home staff. In the most heartbreaking of these cases, gross neglect or abuse results in a loss of life. This is absolutely unacceptable.
If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death in a nursing home, the Atlanta elder abuse... Read More
There are multitudes of defective and dangerous products on the market these days. These can range from automotive parts to toys and prescription drugs to medical devices, but all of them can cause horrible harm and even death. In this infographic, we outline some of the common types of defective products:
If you or a family member are in need of help with a defective or dangerous product case, please contact our attorneys today. We will review your case for free and help... Read More