Accidents Caused by Underage Drinking Increase with Prom Season

Prom season for many high schools in the Atlanta area is both exciting and dangerous. Due to the instance of underage drinking and driving on prom night, parents worry about the safety of their children, ..

Premises Liability: Fighting to Make it Right

Our firm represented a family who suffered catastrophic injuries when their rental home exploded and burned down. One evening, when the family of five was getting ready for bed, an explosion sent a fireball through the ..

Sports Reporter Erin Andrews ‘Peeping Tom’ Trial, Example of Premises Liability

This week sports reporter Erin Andrews won a $55 million award in her lawsuit against a Marriott hotel and the man who recorded her during her 2008 stay there. Andrews sued the operators of three ..

Super Bowl Sunday: Play Hard, Play Safe

This Sunday more than a hundred million people will tune in to watch the Super Bowl. It’s one of the most viewed televised events in the U. S. But not everyone will be watching the ..

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

February is American Heart Month and it also marks a very special anniversary for me. I received a rather timely diagnosis. I wanted to share my story in hopes of raising awareness about heart health ..

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

‘Tis the season for parties and celebrations! We encourage everyone to have a jolly holiday season, but we hope you’ll take some steps to make sure it’s a safe one, too. If you’re going to drink ..

There’s No Such Thing as a “Small” Brain Injury

Life can change in an instant. For Jewel Wicker, that moment came when she was struck from behind by a refrigerated truck while stopped at a red light. Her car was crushed and she was ..

Hitting the Road this Holiday? Make Sure Your Car Isn’t Involved in Any Recalls

As you get ready to hit the road this Thanksgiving, make sure that your car is not included in one of the many recent recalls. It seems almost every day we hear about another automobile recall, ..

Brain Injury Turns Cop into Brain Injury Awareness Advocate

Some of the greatest activists begin their fight after unexpected, life-changing moments. Tate Mikell and his family are extraordinary individuals whose advocacy for individuals with brain injury began on June 13, 2005. Tate Mikell was a ..

Hypoxic Brain Injuries in Infants Treated with Hypothermia

We need oxygen so much that even a brief interlude without it can cause lasting brain damage. Brain damage caused by the total deprivation of air is called anoxic injury; brain damage caused by partial ..

Kids’ Concussions: More Rest Not Necessarily Better

Concussions, even mild concussions, are serious injuries in kids and adults. Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury. For kids, standard aftercare includes taking a break from school, sports and lots of solitary rest ..

Happy Holidays from Our Firm

                We hope you and your loved ones enjoy a safe and joyous holiday season.

More Holiday Safety Tips: The Christmas Tree

  One of the greatest Christmas traditions is the Christmas tree. The smell of a Fraser fir fills a house with Christmas spirit.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are about 210 fires caused ..

When Pursuing Legal Action, Find a Lawyer Who Will Be Your Representative and Your Partner

The legal system in the United States, while not perfect, is one of the best in the world. Even though its one of the best, it’s still complex and intimidating for people who aren’t acquainted ..

When Worker’s Comp Isn’t Enough: Third-Party Claims

When a worker is injured on the job, most know that they’re entitled to some form of worker’s compensation from their employer. Worker’s comp (as it is commonly known) is a state-mandated insurance program. When ..

Prevention Key to Avoiding Sports-Related Concussions

  Pugilism’s popularity rises and falls, but fighting as sport has been a part of American culture for more than 100 years. In the last decade, mixed martial arts (MMA) has overtaken boxing as the fighting ..

Stay Safe This Holiday: No Texting and Driving

  We’re attached at the hip to our smartphones and we use them just about everywhere. A restaurant owner in Boston, disheartened that his diners were staring at their phones and not each other during dinner, ..

Elevator Accident: 7 Students Injured

  We are saddened to report yet another elevator accident. An elevator in a school in Turkey fell from the third floor. Seven students were on board and were rushed to the hospital. No cause for ..

5 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, it’s important to acquire legal counsel as soon as possible. Evidence needs to be protected and collected and witnesses need to ..

Another Elevator Death

We are saddened to report another death in an elevator accident. Michael “Dewayne” Atkins was a maintenance worker at Decatur Morgan Hospital in Decatur, Alabama. He was kneeling in the elevator shaft, working on a ..