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Subcompact Cars Perform Poorly in New Crash Test

Small vehicles marketed as "subcompact" cars or "minicars" are popular but inherently less safe than larger vehicles due to, well, the laws of physics. Being strapped inside a ...
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Number of Georgia Pedestrians Killed by Vehicles Rises in 2013

Little six year old Christopher Cook became one of Atlanta's latest pedestrian fatalities when he let go of his older brother's hand and darted out onto Old National Highway on South Fulton ...
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Sky Zone, Other Indoor Trampoline Parks Cause Safety Concerns

Over the past few months, safety concerns about indoor trampoline parks and bounce houses, such as Sky Zone, Mighty Jump and Cosmic Jump (coming soon to Atlanta) have increased as the number of parks ...
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Mediation in personal injury cases - what is it and does it work?

I've been singing the praises of mediation lately, also known as "alternative dispute resolution." Many, if not most of my clients, are new to personal injury litigation and are ...
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New Georgia boating under the influence "BUI" law takes effect today

After several heartbreaking boating accidents at Lake Lanier last summer, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law the "Jake and Griffin BUI Law" which takes effect today. The law is named for ...
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Swimming pool accidents and drownings: my weekend presentation to Swim Atlanta Pool Management

Although this weekend didn't feel like summer was on its way, I gave my seventh annual presentation to over 300 lifeguards who will be employed by SwimAtlanta Pool Management (and lifeguarding at ...
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An Aggressive Personal Injury Attorney Who Gets Results

Anyone who has sustained serious injuries as a result of an accident, especially an accident that in which another party was negligent, has grounds to file a claim in for monetary compensation for ...
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Even one concussion injury can change the brain

Unsettling news: even one concussion can change the brain. One mild traumatic brain injury can leave scars and structural injury to the brain. The study, published in the medical journal ...
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Check out the good work Atlanta's own Catalyst Sports is doing!

On a flight out to Denver week before last, I had the pleasure of sitting next to the founder of Catalyst Sports based in Atlanta. We simply started chatting on the plane, and because what Eric Gray ...
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Good: hit and run driver caught after killing Marietta cyclist

You have to wonder at the depravity of some people: a driver hits a Marietta man on a bicycle and leaves him to die on the side of the road. Because the collison left behind pieces of his black ...
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Improperly secured ladder on truck causes death on I-285

A truck driver who lost a ladder caused a four-vehicle accident which killed one person and injured two others. A ladder fell off a truck and onto I-285, causing a vehicle to hit the ladder. The ...
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Springtime in Georgia means increased risk of bicycle and car accidents

Spring is here; there were lots of cyclists out this weekend taking advantage of the warmer weather--saw lots of them down by the Chattahoochee River while on our way to kid sporting events Saturday ...
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Would this be Justice or Bureaucracy for Victims of Medical Malpractice?

How would you feel if your aging mother or father died due to medical malpractice but couldn't file a lawsuit. That your parent's case would be heard by a faceless, bureaucratic panel designed ...
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No Country for Slow Drivers: Left Lane Slowpokes May be Ticketed Under Proposed Bill *UPDATED*

We've all been there. We're trying to drive efficiently to get to our destination. Traffic is light and moving well. We're cruising along in a middle lane on 400 North or 400 South, or ...
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Texting while driving kills but criminal penalties are light

Thirty-nine states have instituted a ban on texting while driving to cut down on deaths and injuries from distracted drivers. A graphic from the Institute of Highway Safety shows which states have ...
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Most Adult and Elderly Bedrail Deaths Occur at Home

The New York Times reported in late November that 61% of adult bedrail deaths occurred at home while only about a quarter of deaths occurred in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Between ...
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FDA Recalls Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief Nasal Gel

On December 18, 2012 Matrixx Initiatives, the manufacturer of Zicam voluntarily recalled one lot of Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel. The manufacturer took the initiative after finding a ...
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Nursing Home Abuse Caught on Hidden Camera

Oklahoma City – On December 18, 2012, News9.com released a story about a nursing home abuse case that was accidentally caught on tape. The family of a 96-year-old woman placed a hidden camera ...
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Governor's Office of Highway Safety Shifts Focus to Distracted Driving

Earlier this month a woman died in a single-vehicle accident in northeast Forsyth, marking the 22nd traffic fatality in Forsyth County in 2012. According to Sheriff's Sergeant Chris Shelton, that ...
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GOHS Launches Operation Safe Holidays

On December 13, 2012 The Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) added a special message to their normal end of the year enforcement campaign. The message was meant for Georgia motorists and it ...
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First Case of Fungal Meningitis Found in Georgia

You'd have to have been living under a rock not to have heard about this snowballing news story involving fungal meningitis illness and deaths from tainted epidural steroid injections around the ...
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Serious Rear-End Collision Case Ends in Defense Verdict - Lessons for Clients

It's a year-old personal injury trial result I've been intending to discuss on my blog for over a year: a clear-cut liability, serious rear end collision with major damage resulting in ...
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Surgical Mesh Update - More Suits and Defendants Added

Transvaginal surgical mesh case litigation continues to grow. On February 7, 2012, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation created additional multidistrict proceedings against three ...
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Tips from State Farm: "injuries can appear days after the accident..."

Well, well, well, look what we have here: helpful tips for insureds from State Farm regarding what to do after a car accident. State Farm "Do's and Don'ts" (below) is a screen ...
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We Have an Additional Office in Dunwoody!

I've been a Dunwoody resident since 1978 and I'm pleased that I've found some office space so that I may be even more convenient to my Dunwoody friends, neighbors and community should the ...
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