The Danger of Construction and Elevators

A pre-Christmas elevator accident turned deadly in New York.  According to reports, a construction worker died after plunging three stories down an elevator shaft. The victim was climbing a ladder when he fell from the ..

The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children

  As we have discussed previously on this blog, traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can greatly impact the quality of a person’s life. This is even more apparent when the person suffering from a TBI is ..

Alwyn Fredericks Speaks at South Carolina Association of Justice Seminar

On December 2nd, Alwyn Fredericks presented at the South Carolina Association of Justice's Auto Torts-Advanced Trial Lawyer College held at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta, Georgia.  He spoke to the group about the effective use of demonstrative ..

Corporate Liabilities in Georgia Trucking Accidents

Earlier this year, CBS News Atlanta reported that Bryan County’s district attorney would not prosecute the trucking company involved in the crash that killed five Georgia Southern nursing students last spring. The Mississippi-based trucking company ..

Urban Georgian Environments and Pedestrian Safety

Recently a 61-year-old woman was killed after being struck by a car in downtown Atlanta. The woman was crossing the street at an intersection around 8:30 pm on a Thursday evening when the accident happened. ..

Third Party Claims for Injured Automobile Passengers

Auto accidents come in many forms from rear-end collisions to impaired drivers failing to maintain their lane. No matter the type of accident, it is rare that only one person is injured. Oftentimes, passengers have ..

Safety Measures Could Have Prevented Elevator Tragedy

 A six-week-old infant died after falling with her mother down an elevator shaft in a New York apartment building. According to witnesses and police reports, the young mother was attempting to push her child’s stroller ..

Old Buildings, Collapsing Facades, and Georgia Premises Liability Law

An Atlanta woman was hospitalized recently after part of a building facade collapsed on her. The building in question is part of a strip mall. The fallen awning caused damage to cars outside and even ..

CKF Sponsors the Shepherd Center’s Legendary Party

For the second consecutive year, CK&F sponsored the Legendary Party, the Shepherd Center Foundation’s largest fundraising event. CK&F is proud to support the Shepherd Center and its patient care programs for those who have suffered ..

Samsung Struggling to Keep Name Clean in Face of Exploding Washing Machines

Less than a month after Samsung recalled their Galaxy Note 7 phones, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is working with Samsung yet again to address safety concerns with the company’s top-loading washing machines. Machines ..

David Krugler’s Article on “How I Obtained Justice for My Client” Featured in Verdict Magazine

The Georgia Trial Lawyer's Association published David Krugler's article on how justice was obtained for the Smith family for a medical malpractice case. Verdict Magazine

How Dangerous Drugs Reach Georgia Consumers

People rely on prescription drugs and medical products every single day to treat diseases, fight pain and maintain a higher standard of living. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that as many as three ..

Georgia Traffic Alerts Caused by Hurricane Matthew Evacuees

Highway officials have been warning Atlanta drivers that their regular commutes may include much more congestion. Evacuations in the wake of Hurricane Matthew are causing extra traffic in the metro area. More than 1.5 million ..

Shane Bartlett Presents at Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association CLE

Shane Bartlett recently spoke at a CLE held by the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association.  His presentation explained the effective use of demonstrative evidence at trial.

Blue Bell Sings the Blues, Yet Again

Blue Bell Ice Cream is once again the center of a product recall. The company has issued a voluntary recall of select products due to a potential for it to contain Listeria monocytogenes. The affected ..

A Sour Note for Samsung’s Galaxy

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has recently made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The Note 7 has been recalled and all sales have been halted due to faulty components causing battery explosions. All Note 7 ..

Georgia Appellate Court Denies State Sovereign Immunity Claim

Many State Agencies and Employees Have Immunity From Tort Actions but Immunity May Be Waived in Certain Circumstances A Georgia Appellate court recently denied a state agency’s claim of sovereign immunity in a case involving the ..

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Georgia?

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Georgia? Recently, our firm experienced a victory over a negligent doctor who wrongly prescribed a dangerous drug and failed to provide adequate treatment of care in monitoring the patient for any ..

Recent Elevator Explosion Highlights Hidden Hazards

An explosion recently shook the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, PA. It was not a bomb that blew out windows and caused a forced evacuation of the building, but an elevator malfunction so powerful that ..

Lethal IKEA Furniture Recalled Across the Nation

Lethal IKEA Furniture Recalled Across the Nation Swedish furniture company IKEA is recalling almost 36 million chests and drawers in the United States and Canada, according to Reuters. The recall covers six models of MALM chests ..