Some pedestrian accidents happen during the day, while others take place at night. Some involve the use of alcohol or drugs, and others happen because a driver loses control of his or her vehicle after going over a slick spot on the road. It is important for pedestrians to understand the different ways in which these accidents occur and some even happen while a worker is performing his or her job duties. Some occupations are especially likely to result in a pedestrian accident, such as those who work on road construction crews and those who are hired to stand alongside the road while holding a sign. Sadly, these accidents can be devastating for employees as well as the companies they work for.
Sharing the road with inexperienced teen drivers is an unavoidable part of life for Georgia residents, and while teen drivers lack experience through no fault of their own, many of them are also taking unnecessary risks that make them even more dangerous to the motoring public. At Cromartie Law, we recognize that texting and driving continues to be a serious and pervasive problem among teenagers, and we have helped many clients involved in car wrecks with negligent teen drivers pursue appropriate recourse in the aftermath.
It is not only Georgia's elderly who are at risk of neglect or abuse in long-term nursing facilities. A 29-year-old resident of such a facility in Arizona had been in a long-term vegetative state for years when she unexpectedly gave birth to a baby last December, shocking her caregivers who had no idea she was pregnant. An investigation yielded sufficient evidence for authorities to arrest a 36-year-old licensed practical nurse employed at the facility on charges of vulnerable adult abuse and sexual assault. That man has now voluntarily surrendered his nursing license.
As residents of Georgia grow older, one concern they tend to have is falling. In fact, according to an article published by Forbes, every year, one-fourth of seniors over 65 years old report a fall. Falls also account for 95 percent of hip fractures each year and is the most common reason seniors are admitted to the hospital for none-fatal trauma.
If you are like many adult children, you probably agonized over talking to your elderly mother or father about moving into a nursing home. That is understandable, as it can be unbelievably heartbreaking to ask a loved one to give up personal freedom. Discussing whether to move into a long-term care facility may not be the toughest talk you ever have to have, though.