Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance Personal Injury Law Blog

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April 14, 2017

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

April 07, 2017

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

March 28, 2017

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

March 16, 2017

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

March 09, 2017

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

February 23, 2017

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

February 23, 2017

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

February 23, 2017

After a horrible accident, a catastrophic injury can lead to endless medical bills, rehabilitation, and more. In this presentation, we detail some of the catastrophic injuries that can occur and why they may require large amounts of compensation.



To schedule a free case review with our attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, please contact us by calling 404-760-7400. We are proud to serve clients in Savannah, Atlanta, and Columbus, Georgia.

January 25, 2017

If your child was born and is now suffering from any type of developmental or neurological problems, it is possible that they suffered a birth injury at the hands of their doctors and nurses. Please take this quiz to find out if your child might have suffered a birth injury:


Our attorneys can help you and your family seek compensation and retribution for your child's suffering. Please contact us today by calling 404-760-7400. We are proud to serve clients in Atlanta,... Read More

November 17, 2016

A pedestrian-automobile accident can be one of the worst and more injurious that exists. Fortunately, there are some simple steps to avoid these sorts of horrible accidents. Please view this inforgraphic for more information:

If you or a family member was involved in a pedestrian accident, please contact our firm for help. You may be entitled to compensation to cover your injuries, medical bills, insurance claims, and more. Call us at 404-760-7400. We are proud to serve... Read More