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
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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
There's no question that Atlanta's highways are busy. Our bustling metropolis is full of folks commuting to and from jobs all over the metro area. Alongside those drivers are a plethora of commercial trucks moving in and out and around the city. Semi-trucks, garbage trucks, flatbed trucks, and construction trucks are just a few of the many types of large vehicles that frequent our roadways.
With that level of congestion, the potential for major truck accidents is common, and our truck... Read More
Trucks are everywhere. Large and small, they deliver goods all over the country to fill the shelves of your favorite retailer or grocery store. Just like any job, truck drivers work long hours and have deadlines, which can lead to some to use drugs to deal with the long, monotonous drives. Among the most common drugs used by truckers are opioids, painkillers that can often be prescribed by doctors to treat chronic pain and injuries.
According to a study published in Occupational and... Read More
At the end of 2016, 31 year old James Heinlein suffered first-, second-, and third-degree burns on his torso and leg after his e-cigarette battery exploded in his shirt pocket. He sued Vapormax Inc., the retailer that sold the battery, and cited that the device was defective and lacked proper warnings.
The basis for Heinlein's case was that he claimed the defendant, Vapormax Inc., failed to establish a warning that keeping the battery next to metal objects can cause it to explode.... Read More
Earlier this month, the Today Show on NBC ran a segment on the growing concerns of side underride collisions, which are the collisions that happen when a car crashes into the side of a truck and goes underneath the trailer. These truck accidents have devastating results as over 200 people die from this type of accident every year.
These are often fatal car accidents because when a vehicle crashes into the side of the trailer, the vehicle crashes through to the backseat, if not going... Read More