Atlanta Personal Injury Law Blog

New ‘textalyzer’ technology aims to crack down on distracted drivers

Undoubtedly, you’ve witnessed a distracted driver on their cellphone. Maybe you honked at them because they were swerving into your lane or yelled in frustration because they weren’t paying attention and keeping up with traffic. You’ve also probably heard horror stories about people dying in car crashes as a result of someone texting or being otherwise engaged with their phone.

3 ways your life changes after a serious injury

After you suffer a personal injury, there are many things that change. You, yourself — the type of person you’ve always considered yourself to be — might change, your outlook may now differ and you might have new goals. Your family may treat you differently, or you may be unable to return to work.

4 reasons that doctors don’t listen

You’ve been having symptoms for years, for an unknown ailment, and the doctors can’t get to the bottom of it. They shuffle you in and out of hospitals and offices. Not only are you frustrated by the delayed diagnosis, but you’re worried that things are going to get worse before someone helps you.

These 3 tips help prevent medical mistakes

You have an upcoming operation, and you want to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. You trust your surgeon, but you know that mistakes do happen. How can you make sure that you don’t suffer from mistakes that are made before, during or after surgery?

3 things you need to know about sovereign immunity

You are walking down the street when you suddenly lose your balance, tripping over the crumbling edge of the sidewalk. When you land, you hit your elbow and dislocate it. You call 911 to go to the emergency room. Now, you face months of rehabilitation, because your tendons and ligaments tore in the fall. You can’t work, because you aren’t able to move your arm like you used to or bear weight on the joint. What can you do? Is the government likely to cover your medical expenses? Here are a few things to remember.

The expenses victims face when seriously injured in a crash

Car crashes cost the American people close to $1 trillion yearly, according to a study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2014. Despite the high cost, the number of roadway deaths have actually been reduced over time, leading to an all-time low of 32,675 in 2014.

What if the plaintiff died before filing a personal injury suit?

Let’s say your wife is involved in a serious car accident and suffers serious burn injuries. She spends months in the hospital fighting to recover from the burns. However, infection after infection has taken their toll and she finally succumbs to her injuries and dies.