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October 2012 Archives

Reported cases of elder abuse rising in Georgia

Elder abuse is an important problem that has garnered more attention in recent years. Acts of negligence can occur not only in nursing homes but also in the family home. It is important for victims and their families to know that the elderly are entitled to a reasonable standard of care, and those who fall victim to nursing home neglect or abuse should strive to understand their options available under the law.

Man dies in Atlanta after his wheelchair catches fire

When a machinery malfunction causes injury, it may be possible to seek restitution. Fatal machinery malfunctions can be cause for a wrongful death lawsuit. Usually malicious intent or failure to exercise caution is necessary to prove legal liability for a death caused by a malfunction.

Jonesboro councilman faces DUI charges from mailbox collision

A Jonesboro city councilman faces serious consequences after neighbors leveled a drunk driving accusation against him. He already spent a night in jail and had to make a courtroom appearance. The Oct. 10 incident involved a collision with a mailbox near the councilman's Georgia home. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Football player injured in motorcycle accident begins long recovery

Motorcycle accidents are so often catastrophic because motorcycles have a much smaller profile. Drivers must take extra care when making turns or crossing intersections to ensure they are not endangering motorcyclists, pedestrians or other parties on Georgia roads. Injuries commonly sustained in a motorcycle accident range from minor scrapes to severe limb, spinal or leg injuries, and even death.

Georgia driver crashes through restaurant, 3 injured

A bizarre multi-vehicle collision concluded last week with a car crashing through the window of a restaurant and coming to rest entirely inside the business amidst rubble and glass. This car accident looked like a stunt out of an action movie but resulted in serious, real-life damage.

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