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January 30, 2018

The first full week of February, which this year is the 4th – 10th, is Burn Awareness Week. The purpose behind this annual campaign is to prompt local fire and safety instructors to “unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities,” according to the American Burn Association (ABA), the organization behind the campaign.

In 2016, the latest year for which full stats are currently available, there were approximately 486,000 burn injuries that resulted... Read More

January 18, 2018

Have you been involved in a construction accident? You may have several options when it comes to seeking compensation. The short quiz below is designed to provide basic information about these options and can serve as a fun way to gain more knowledge about what methods of seeking compensation are available to you.

Our Atlanta construction accident lawyers encourage you to take the quiz and learn about your options, and then to call us at 404-948-4893 to learn how we can help. Located... Read More

December 27, 2017

When you are involved in a truck accident, there may be several parties who will be held responsible for your injuries. Each of these parties will likely have legal counsel and will certainly have insurance adjusters working to minimize any settlement you may be offered. This is but one reason you need an experienced and aggressive truck accident lawyer on your side as soon as possible following a collision with a larger vehicle.

The SlideShare below provides information on who can be... Read More

December 21, 2017

The nursing home abuse lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have a proven record of holding negligent and abusive caretakers accountable and helping families seeking to protect their loved ones get the justice they deserve. If your loved one is being neglected or abused in their care facility, call our Atlanta office at 404-948-4893 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.

Bed Sores

Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, are one of the most common signs... Read More

December 07, 2017

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Following Cancer and heart disease, medical malpractice accounts for the loss of 251,000 lives every year. Hundreds of thousands more suffer serious injury with life-long complications at the hands of negligent healthcare providers.

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional acts in a manner that is... Read More

November 21, 2017

AAA predicts close to 51 million people will travel more than 50 miles from their homes between Wednesday, November 22nd and Sunday, November 26th. A majority of these people will be traveling in cars, which will result in increased traffic on every major roadway in and around Atlanta for the next few days. How prepared are you to avoid a motor vehicle accident while driving in heavy traffic?

The short quiz below will test your knowledge of basic driving safety. See how you score for... Read More

November 07, 2017

Between 2013 and 2016, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) reports that at least 600 sewer grates were stolen by thieves looking to sell them as scrap metal. Before replacing the grates, GDOT took time to consider options that may deter thieves from taking the new ones. Not replacing the grates immediately turned out to be a serious issue.

While trying to determine the most effective way to deter the theft of sewer grates, one person lost his life and three were seriously... Read More

October 23, 2017

Heavy rain has caused traffic delays in and around Atlanta this morning, offering a good opportunity to reflect on driving behaviors that can help keep you safe in inclement weather. If you are injured in an accident in which weather played a role, the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance can help. Give us a call at 404-948-4893 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.

Driving in the Rain

When driving in weather that causes slick streets and... Read More

October 17, 2017

On October 16th, the Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to lower the speed limit of the Grant Park passage between Mead Street and I-20 on Boulevard. The measure, which would lower the speed limit from 35 to 25, is currently headed to Mayor Kasim Reed’s desk. Mayor Reed has eight days to approve or veto the measure, though the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the measure is not expected to meet opposition.

The measure was brought to Council by District 1 Councilwoman Carla... Read More

October 10, 2017

Halloween is coming up. If you have children who plan on trick-or-treating, it is important that you discuss the safest ways to avoid injury on this otherwise fun and exciting night.

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

If your child is planning on going through a neighborhood to trick-or-treat, make sure he or she is doing so in a group. Larger groups of children tend to be more visible and are less likely to be struck by vehicles.

In addition to traveling in a group, you can help... Read More