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Atlanta Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Left turns and other reasons for pedestrian fatalities

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of pedestrians who died in traffic accidents in 2015 was 5,376.

Georgia law recognizes the pain and suffering families go through and provides fair compensation to the loved ones of those who died because of another person’s negligence.

Did you sustain injuries while giving birth?

As a mother, you have the beautiful responsibility of bringing forth life, and you trust your doctor to aid you in the process. However, if a physician makes a mistake, it can place you and your child at serious risk.

If you sustained preventable injuries while giving birth, you do have a way of recourse. Before you embark upon your claim, you should know a few things.

Ronald L. Hilley to Speak at Trial Advocacy CLE

Hilley & Frieder partner Ronald L. "Ron" Hilley will be speaking at the State Bar of Georgia's upcoming Trial Advocacy Seminar on Friday, November 2. Ron is thrilled to join a roster of leaders in Georgia's legal community, including attorneys at top law firms and the Honorable Alvin T. Wong, a DeKalb County State Court Judge.

Ron's presentation is titled "Statutory Employers and Third Party Actions," drawing on his extensive experience representing plaintiffs in workplace injury claims. In more than 40 years of advocacy on behalf of injured individuals, Ron has established himself as a leader in complex work injury claims and appeared as lead counsel in related matters throughout Georgia.

What to do when you see a doctor after a car accident

Significant injuries can occur from car accidents of any severity. Fortunately, no one sustained serious injuries in a recent car crash in Gwinnett County when a car flipped and landed on a playground. 

Regardless of how you may feel after a collision, it is always preferable to see a doctor shortly afterward. If seeing a medical professional immediately after your accident is not possible, then you should see a medical professional within 72 hours. To help your potential auto accident claim, you should take the following steps when you see a doctor: 

Do independent contractors qualify for workers' comp?

An increasing number of Americans have become independent contractors. One recent poll found that approximately one out of every five American workers engage in contract work. 

Although there are advantages to this line of work, it does have its downfalls. For instance, independent contractors do not qualify for workers' compensation if they sustain injuries while in the line of duty. However, if you suffer an injury during the course of employment, then you may be able to qualify for benefits even if your employer considers you a freelancer.

Did your burn come from one of these causes?

When you think of someone receiving severe or multiple burns, you probably think of a house fire, campfire or something similar. However, a building or logs on fire are not the only sources of burns. Other causes exist that may actually be more likely to happen.

Knowing what these dangers are can help you determine if you have a personal injury case for your burn.

5 things you need to know about the new Hands Free law

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Do you talk on your cellphone while driving? Starting on July 1, a new law in Georgia is going to create some big changes, so it's important that you're prepared for them.

Here are a few things you should know about The Hands-Free Georgia Act, also known as the Hands Free Law.

Is your loved one safe in a nursing home?

A horrifying story from a nursing home in Georgia recently came to light. A scabies outbreak was left unchecked at the Shepard Hills Nursing Home in Lafayette, and a elderly woman died from the infestation. The lawsuit filed by the woman's family alleges that health officials knew about the issue but failed to order an inspection.

Nursing homes should be safe places for their residents. However, millions of seniors sustain injuries in these assisted living establishments every year. With the elderly population expected to skyrocket in the United States in the coming decades, these injuries are only going to become more prevalent. 

Was a mistake made during your surgery?

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Surgeries are frightening enough as it is. So many factors out of your control are involved in the outcome, and you are putting your trust in your medical team to do their best.

While not all bad results qualify as medical malpractice, many surgical errors are preventable, such as:

How can I recover from a serious slip-and-fall accident?

Something as simple as slipping on a wet floor can change your life forever. If you were seriously injured due to the negligence of someone else, you may be able to obtain compensation to cover your losses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Wages lost during your recovery period 
  • Pain and suffering

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