Areas of Practice

Different Types of Accidents and Injuries

Workers Compensation If you have been injured while doing your job, you may be entitled to receive compensation for time out of work, along with a doctor’s care paid for by your employer. It does not matter if you work in a hazardous field of work like construction or you work in an office at a desk.

Denied Workers Comp Claims A large number of legitimate and significant work injury claims in Atlanta and the entire State of Georgia are denied, leaving the injured worker and his or her family without any income or access to reasonable medical care.

Forklift / Warehouse Injuries According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), forklift-related accidents cause approximately 35,000 serious injuries and 100 deaths nationally each year.

Airline Workers and Airport Work Injuries are typically covered under the workers’ compensation system. Hard-working airport or airline employees may sustain injuries inside the terminal, on the tarmac, while handling bags, or even during a flight.

Construction Workers and Worksite Accidents Workers’ compensation in Georgia is a series of laws that provides an employee who is injured at the work site with compensation for the bodily damage sustained and loss of the ability to earn an income. This can be due to the construction environment, the negligence of a fellow worker or simply the mistake of the worker himself.

Industrial and Manufacturing Accidents are commonplace in Georgia and throughout the United States. Injured victims are often left to deal with serious and long-term consequences. These types of accidents can involve people whose jobs require creating products with mechanical, chemical, and other processes.

Commercial Drivers and Trucking Accidents Commercial drivers may be injured when loading or unloading cargo, by slipping and falling from the inside to the outside of the truck and vice versa, or in other accidents when the vehicle is stationary. For most truckers, however, the main risk of injury comes from motor vehicle accidents on the road.

Nurses and Hospital Workers I am committed to pursuing the compensation that nurses and hospital workers deserve for their injuries. Nurses and hospital workers are particularly susceptible to back, shoulder, wrist, and neck injuries, lacerations, and facial injuries. These injuries may result from incidents such as slipping and falling on wet surfaces or excessive strain from pulling wheelchairs and gurneys or lifting and maneuvering heavy patients.

Personal Injury is the type of legal advice you need when you have been hurt because of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior. Some of the most common situations in which someone may be hurt by another person’s carelessness are motor vehicle collisions involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles, such as public transportation. When this happens, it is important to contact a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.

Car Accidents Most car crashes happen in the blink of an eye, yet can result in severe injury lasting a lifetime. Atlanta residents see a higher number of serious car wrecks due to the number of people who live in the greater metropolitan area.

Trucking Accidents Trucking accidents have a broad range of potential causes, including driver fatigue or intoxication, a failure to properly maintain the truck, unsecured or improperly secured cargo, and inadequate driver training. In addition to following the rules of the road that apply to anyone behind the wheel, truck drivers are subject to additional state and federal regulations.

Motorcycle Accidents can have devastating and long-term consequences for a rider. If you or someone close to you has been hurt in this type of wreck, it is important to contact a dedicated Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney who can investigate the facts of your case and get you the results you are entitled to.

Hit and Run Accidents A hit and run accident occurs when one driver involved in a wreck illegally flees the scene, failing to stop and identify him or herself to the other people involved in the accident. Under Georgia law, a person involved in a car wreck that injures another person must stop, provide identification and vehicle registration, and offer reasonable assistance, including seeking emergency medical services if needed. In some cases, a hit and run driver may be located and held accountable. In others, there may be options for compensation that an experienced attorney can help you uncover.

Drunk Driving Accidents  While there is no excuse for any form of careless or reckless behavior behind the wheel, drunk driving is considered particularly reprehensible. This means that punitive damages may be available in some cases, as well as compensatory damages for items such as medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and property damage.

Public Transportation Accidents A negligent public transportation driver and his or her employer may be held liable for careless conduct that results in a crash. This is because drivers generally are acting in the course of their employment duties for the city while they are operating buses or trains.

Trampoline Park Injuries More than a million people went to the emergency room because of trampoline-related injuries between 2002 and 2011.Trampoline accidents may result from events such as crashing into another person on a trampoline, landing improperly while jumping on a trampoline, falling or jumping off a trampoline, or falling on the springs or frame of a trampoline. 

Catastrophic Injuries are life-changing events that pose significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges. typically refer to serious harm to the brain, spinal cord, or central nervous system, as well as amputations, blindness, severe burns, coma, paralysis, or disfigurement. They may result from car crashes, workplace accidents, slip and falls, interactions with defective products, or medical malpractice, among other situations.

Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis An injury victim may sustain a broad range of injuries related to the spinal cord, such as a herniated disk, crushed vertebrae, spinal cord compression, or a fractured spine. may also lead to paraplegia, which is the complete paralysis of the lower limbs and usually the lower torso, or quadriplegia, which is the complete paralysis of all four limbs.

Head and Brain Injuries A blow to the head that causes disruption in the function of the brain is called a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), TBI affects 1.4 million people each year in the United States.

Loss of Limb and Amputation Injuries approximately 1.7 million amputees currently living in the United States can trace the loss of their limb to an accident caused by someone else. If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation due to someone else’s negligent actions, you may be able to seek compensation for your harm.

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