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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

September 28, 2017

October 15th – 21st is National Teen Safe Driving Week, a week “…dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to preventable teen deaths and injuries on the road.” With help from educators and parents, National Teen Safe Driving Week gives teens pause and encourages these younger drivers to take a critical look at, and change, their dangerous driving behavior. If you have a teen and would like ideas on how to discuss safe driving, TeenDriverSource.Org has a page dedicated to... Read More

September 20, 2017

Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 Buckaroo Music Festival, scheduled for 3pm – 9pm on Saturday, September 30th. Proceeds from this festival will benefit the FACT Relief Foundation and Press On Fund, two important nonprofits that share our firm’s goal of assisting families devastated by illness or injury. Tickets are available online or on-site the day of the festival and include food, beer, wine, and the guarantee of a great time.

Donations to... Read More

September 06, 2017

Why should you choose Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance for your medical malpractice case in Atlanta? In this short video, Georgia personal injury lawyer Stephen Chance addresses this question and provides information about how our firm can help you secure the full compensation you are due.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by a negligent healthcare provider in Atlanta, call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance at 404-760-7400 to schedule a free consultation. We... Read More

August 31, 2017

Nursing home abuse and neglect places the residents of long-term care facilities at risk for serious injury and death. To make this gross form of mistreatment even more tragic, many cases of elder abuse and neglect go unreported – often because signs of injury are missed.

The Atlanta nursing home abuse attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance can help protect your loved one and assist your family in getting justice, but only if signs of... Read More

August 24, 2017

There have been a number of studies conducted into the monetary cost associated with traumatic brain injury. Depending on criteria, the number of participants, and various data points, these studies have concluded that living with a brain injury can cost anywhere from $85,000 to just around $3 million.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that approximately 10 million people worldwide will suffer from severe head trauma annually by 2020, predicting brain injury to become... Read More