Imagine getting hurt, losing money or losing a loved one because of abuse committed by a corporate entity. It would be reasonable to assume that victims or family members would be able to take the accused company to court and seek a jury trial and compensation. However, as too many people in this troubling situation may learn, corporate contracts are increasingly shutting down this option.
We often read about car accidents that are the result of some very dangerous drivers. They may be drunk, reckless, unlicensed, distracted or have fallen asleep behind the wheel. But in many cases, the details of what caused a driver to get into an accident are not released until after an investigation has been completed.
Losing a loved one can be among the most devastating experiences that a person can go through. It can be particularly difficult to deal with if that person's death was the result of negligence and could have been prevented. Readers of this blog should be aware that there are options for taking legal action against a party that acted recklessly or negligently by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
People across Georgia have been watching the popular television series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," which is hosted by well-known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. On the show, Tyson takes a simplistic, visual approach in an effort to explain extremely complex and advanced scientific theories to viewers.
Atlanta is a popular place to shoot films and TV shows. However, despite all the benefits that can come with shooting outside of a studio, there are a number of hazards that can be introduced. This can often include unpredictable events that a film or TV crew cannot control. Under these circumstances, it is crucial that the safety of those working on a project is a top priority.
Atlanta colleges with athletic programs were watching closely a lawsuit filed by a grieving mother against the National Collegiate Athletic Association and a football helmet maker after her athlete son died of brain injuries received in practices. In addition to the high-speed contact drills required by the football coach, the suit singles out product failure in the helmets made by Schutt Sports as a cause of her son's death. The 22-year-old had been a two-time all-conference senior at Frostburg State University in Maryland.
Georgia drivers involved in an accident may be able to find out in a hurry just how fast expenses can pile up. Two North Oconee High School students were injured Aug. 15 when their Nissan Altima was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer. The Georgia State Patrol reported the Nissan driver, a 17-year-old Bogart resident, was traveling eastbound on Georgia Highway 53 at 8 a.m. While trying to turn left into the school parking lot he collided with the semi, which was traveling westbound.
A 35-year-old Atlanta, Georgia, woman was killed in an accident after a car struck her when she stepped out into the street. According to the report, the driver who was involved in the catastrophic accident allegedly did not see woman. She had been a bartender and assistant general manager for a nearby pub.
The second fatal traffic accident in a week in north Forsyth County has claimed the life of a 19-year old man in a motorcycle collision with a pick-up truck on Heardsville Road. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has identified the dead motorcyclist as a resident of Pisgah Road in Cumming.
A Georgia man has been taken into police custody after fleeing a car crash that caused the death of his girlfriend. The man now faces eight charges, including hit and run, drunk driving, homicide by vehicle and driving without a valid license.