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Dog Bite Attacks and Claims

 
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It is rare for a  month to pass without news of a child being attacked and bitten by a vicious dog.  Dog bites occur often and can result in disfigurement or even fatalities.

GEORGIA DIVORCE DOCUMENTATION AND PROCEDURE

 
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Unfortunately, statistics continue to  show  that over 50% of marriages end  in divorce.   There are many reasons why marriages fail, and this article will shed some light on the documentation and procedure involved in obtaining a divorce in the State of Georgia, both uncontested, as  well as, contested.

Nursing Home Negligence

 
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As loved ones age, family members often  turn to nursing homes to care for their elderly.  Such a decision is driven by the hope that their elderly loved ones may be adequately cared for and would be able to spend  their final years with peace, dignity and respect.  However, that is too often not the case. 

Civil Contempt Resulting In Jail Time...A motivating factor

 
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Usually, when people think about someone ending up in jail, the question typically posed is, "What crime did he commit?" However, one can quickly find himself behind bars for civil contempt of court for failure to respond timely to discovery or failure to comply with court orders.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words.......

 
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As a child, I can't recall the number of times I heard the saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Do you remember hearing or even saying that? Well, I don't know where that idea originated, but it is so far from the truth.

SPINAL CORD INJURY ACCIDENTS AND RESOURCES

 
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Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) happens when the spinal cord is damaged due to a disease of the vertebral column or a traumatic injury to the spinal cord. Most spinal cord injuries occur when the spinal cord becomes bruised or swollen from the backbone pinching the spinal cord. More serious injuries may actually tear the spinal cord. When injury happens to the spinal cord, the nerves below the injury are unable to send messages between the brain and parts of the body as they did before the injury took place; nerves above the injury, on the other hand, continue working normally.

Georgia DUI Traffic Stops, Evidence and Procedure

 
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Each year in Georgia and throughout the U.S., in general, DUI arrests spike during holidays,  weekends and late night hours as there is a suspicion that many motorists on the roads during these times have consumed alcohol and are driving while impaired.

GEORGIA WHIPLASH INJURIES IN AUTO ACCIDENTS

 
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In Georgia, whiplash injuries resulting from auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury cases. An auto accident occurs every ten seconds in the United States, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. In 2005 there were six million auto accidents in the U.S., resulting in 43,443 deaths and over 2 million injuries. Negligence is the most frequent cause of auto accidents. Some specific causes include distracted or inattentive driving, drunk driving, speeding, and reckless driving. Other causes include defective tires or brakes, malfunctioning traffic signals, and poorly maintained highways, roads and freeways.

What You Should Know About Wrongful Death Actions

 
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In pursuing a "wrongful death" action based on negligence, the Plaintiff has the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that (1) there was a duty to protect the victim from the harm suffered, (2) that the negligent party breached that duty, (3) that the negligent act of the defendant was the proximate cause of the harm suffered (i.e., causation), and (4), that the victim died as a result.  (In other injury cases, the Plaintiff must show duty, breach of duty, causation and damages.)

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Auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury cases. An auto accident occurs every ten seconds in the United States, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. In 2005 there were six million auto accidents in the U.S., resulting in 43,443 deaths and over 2 million injuries. Negligence is the most frequent cause of auto accidents. Some specific causes include distracted or inattentive driving, drunk driving, speeding, and reckless driving. Other causes include defective tires or brakes, malfunctioning traffic signals, and poorly maintained highways, roads and freeways.

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