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Getting Workers' Compensation For An On-The-Job Meniscus Tear

An Atlanta attorney discusses how to get workers' compensation for a work-related meniscus tear. The meniscus is a C-shaped, rubbery piece of cartilage that provides cushioning and stability between the shinbone and thighbone. It acts as a shock absorber within the knee when you walk, climb stairs, or squat down to lift an object. There...

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Why Hiring an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Is Worth It

Injuries and deaths from roadway accidents are an invisible epidemic. We hear about them on the radio, drive by them on the opposite side of the highway, and see the number of deaths posted up on electric signboards by the Georgia DOT. And then the unthinkable happens when you least expect it: another driver plows...

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Why You’re Experiencing Diarrhea and Stomach Pain After a Wreck

Injuries in car accidents aren’t limited to common ailments such as whiplash or fractures. The body can react to the trauma of a crash in unusual and unexpected ways. You might experience symptoms days or weeks after an accident has occurred. This includes stomach pain, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal tract issues. Abdominal pain and injuries...

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Lift Truck Accidents: What Are the Most Common Injuries?

Developed in the early 20th century, the lift truck is one of the most important and widely used pieces of equipment to lift and transport materials for short distances. The terms forklift truck, fork truck, and lift truck are interchangeable, although technically lift truck is a more accurate description because not all vehicles of this...

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Hurt While Drunk at Work: Can You File for Workers’ Compensation?

According to the Official Code of Georgia: “No compensation shall be allowed for an injury or death due to intoxication by alcohol or being under the influence of marijuana or a controlled substance...” Exceptions may be made if a substance was lawfully prescribed by a physician and taken as directed. The statute sets forth the...

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At-Home Treatment and When to See Doctor After a Car Accident

You don’t always feel your injuries immediately after a collision. Adrenaline and endorphins can mask your pain up to 48 hours after the crash has occurred. Feeling sore after a car accident, no matter how minor, is the most common symptom people experience. The reason for this soreness is due to microscopic injuries to soft...

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Drunk Driving Accident and Injury Statistics for Georgia

Although drinking and driving rates have decreased over the past decade, too many people are injured or killed due to reckless drivers who choose to get behind the wheel while impaired. The best defense against a drunk, impaired, distracted, or speeding driver is to drive defensively and wear a seatbelt. However, even the most cautious...

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How Your Attorney Can Help You Build a Premises Liability Case

Put experience on your side after your accident Whether you've been hurt in a slip and fall, injured due to negligent security, or any other type of accident on someone else's premises, you have rights under Georgia law. To protect those rights, however, you need to take strong and immediate legal action. Premises liability is...

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What Numbness and Tingling Means After a Car Accident

If you’re experiencing pain, numbness, or tingling in your extremities or limbs after an auto accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident, you may be suffering from nerve damage. Tingling and numbness, although bothersome, can be temporary and go away within a few hours or days. In traumatic events like motor vehicle accidents, though, these symptoms...

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