Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance Personal Injury Law Blog

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September 30, 2016

On Wednesday, September 28th, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule barring nursing homes that receive federal funding from requiring arbitration for dispute resolution. This ruling is a win for residents who have faced nursing home abuse or neglect, and for families who are often left without any real recourse when a loved one is harmed.

Until now, many nursing home residents who have been victims of mistreatment have been prevented from taking legal action due to... Read More

September 16, 2016

Have you been injured by a dangerous medical device? In this short video, Atlanta product liability attorney Robin Lourie explains what to do in order to secure compensation.

If you are in need of a defective medical device lawyer in Georgia, please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance online or by calling 404-760-7400 to schedule a free consultation at our Atlanta office today.

September 02, 2016

What should you do if you’re injured by an uninsured motorist in Atlanta? In the short video below, Georgia car accident lawyer Robin Lourie explains.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a car accident in or around Atlanta Georgia, please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance online or by calling 404-760-7400 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights.

August 22, 2016

If you've been hurt in an accident, you may need the help of a personal injury lawyer. Take this quiz to see if our attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC can help you:


To schedule a free case review so we can determine whether or not legal action would be helpful in your case, please contact us by calling 404-760-7400. We are proud to serve clients in Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding areas.

July 15, 2016

After surgery, patients sometimes have a hard time getting doctors to pay attention to legitimate complaints warning of pending illness. Doctors may dismiss a patient's reports of pain as simply a normal part of an operation, and fail to investigate further into the nature of the complaints.

However routine it may seem, surgery is a major attack against the human body. A patient may be at an extraordinary risk of... Read More

July 06, 2016

This week, the Georgia Court of Appeals published two opinions affirming the dismissals of personal injury cases for failure to comply with the requirements of the Georgia Tort Claims Act.  In both cases, Judge Christopher McFadden authored the opinions in which Judges Miller and McMillian concurred.

In Silva v. Georgia Dep't of Transp., No. A16A0072, 2016 WL 2862652, (Ga. Ct. App. May 17, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of Janette A. Silva's suit against the... Read More

June 22, 2016

If you have witnessed fraudulent activity that involved your company or corporation defrauding the government, you may want to choose to be a whistleblower and reveal this fraud to an attorney and the government. Whistleblowers are protected under the Federal Claims Act and can receive a percentage of a cash award or settlement should the case go agains the fraudulent company. Please view this infographic for more information:

If you decide to come forward with fraudulent... Read More

June 15, 2016

Meningitis, like stroke or heart attack, can often be beat through appropriate and prompt intervention. People reporting to emergency rooms with typical symptoms of meningitis such as the following should be screened and triaged promptly.

Vomiting High fever Severe headache Neck stiffness Sensitivity to light Joint pain Altered mental state Seizure Rash Consequences of Failure to Diagnose Meningitis

When emergency room doctors... Read More

June 07, 2016

Snapchat – the popular social media platform known for its near-instant deletion of messages – has added a new feature that has already resulted in serious injury. The speed filter feature allows Snapchat users to clock their vehicles speed at the time a photo is snapped. This feature is at the forefront of a new lawsuit in which a man sustained permanent brain injured when hit by a teen driving at 107 MPH. The reason behind her speed? To take a selfie for Snapchat showing just how fast she... Read More

May 25, 2016

Despite rising gas prices, AAA predicts more than 38 million people will take to the road this Memorial Day Weekend, marking the highest number of travelers in over a decade. If you will be among those traveling 50+ miles from home this weekend, please exercise caution and allow additional time to get to your destination. Taking time will help guard against your causing an accident and can even provide you with additional reaction time to help protect you from being involved in an accident... Read More