Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance Personal Injury Law Blog

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June 11, 2018

The much anticipated Hands-Free Georgia Act goes into effect on July 1st. Here’s what you need to know to comply. Under the new law, you cannot:

Hold or cradle a phone or electronic device Use more than one button to answer or use a mobile device Reach for a mobile device if standing up or unbuckling is required

A mobile device may be a cellphone, a tablet, a portable music device, or anything else that requires manual manipulation to control. Penalties for a first-time violation... Read More

June 01, 2018

The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day sees an average of 10 motor vehicle realted deaths daily - a 14% increase in fatal auto accidents compared to the rest of the year according to AAA. Dubbed the “100 Deadly Days of Summer,” more traffic, an increase in inexperienced drivers on the road, and intoxication are leading causes of the uptick in accidents during the summer months. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in one of these accidents, Watkins, Lourie, Roll... Read More

May 15, 2018

Bad weather that results in slick roads, limited visibility, and/or high winds can increase your risks of getting into a car accident. When these factors contribute to the cause or severity of an accident, they must be taken into account during the settlement process. However, in many instances, an accident could have been avoided if all drivers were behaving responsibly - that’s why it is essential that you take steps to... Read More

March 28, 2018

Most of the leading causes of truck accidents are entirely avoidable, making these often-fatal accidents all the more tragic. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a truck accident, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers can help.

Call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance at 404-948-4893 to schedule a free consultation and learn more. We serve Columbus, Decatur, Augusta, Savanah, and surrounding Georgia communities from our offices in Atlanta.

March 21, 2018

In 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration banned truck drivers from using handheld cellphones while driving. This regulation is in addition to cellphone laws already in place in various states and holds truckers accountable for cellphone use even in those states where no existing regulations exist. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury during an accident caused by a truck driver using a cellphone, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Call our Atlanta truck... Read More

February 27, 2018

The steps you take following a car accident will directly affect your ability to collect fair and complete compensation. The infographic below is intended to highlight these steps in an easy-to-remember way. However, many car accidents result in injury so severe, taking action on the scene of the accident is impossible. In these cases, you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side as soon as possible to investigate the accident, identify its causes, and help you get the... Read More

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