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  • Municipal Liability in Your Bus Accident Injury

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 20-Feb-2017

    Thousands of people all over the United States take the bus to work, school, and to run errands every day. In 2013, Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation, and as buses become more environmentally friendly and reliable, more people will opt to take them. With this increase in passenger numbers, however, comes an increased likelihood of injury to a significant number of ...
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  • Are Prescription Errors More Common Than You Think?

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 15-Feb-2017

    In 2013, almost 70% of the United States population was taking prescription drugs, 50% were taking two drugs at a time, and 20% were taking 5 or more. Considering the scope of individuals taking 5 or more medications at a time, it’s unsurprising that mistakes could occur in the prescription given by the physician, in the transferal of the order to the pharmacy of the patient’s choice, ...
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  • What Should I Know About Atlanta's Leash Laws?

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 10-Feb-2017

    America loves pets. About 70–80 million companion animals are dogs and another 74–96 million are cats. Of the high number of household pets in the United States, only a small number of them cause problems. While both dog and cat bites can be dangerous, more people file claims about dog bites. Cats tend to be smaller; the danger in their bites has more to do with bacterial infection ...
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  • Defective Cars: What to Look For?

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 2-Feb-2017

    While it’s rare for a new automobile to have defective parts, it’s not unheard of. For example, thousands of automobiles sporting Takata-manufactured airbags had to be recalled. The airbags sometimes exploded on deployment, hitting people inside with metal shrapnel. Most of these airbags were installed in new vehicles sold from 2002 to 2015. A more infamous example is the Ford Pinto, a ...
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  • Gun Safety Tips

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 19-Jan-2017

    As of 2015, 31.6% of Georgia owns a gun. This statistic is unsurprising given an entire Georgia city, Kennesaw, passed a law in 1982 requiring heads of households to maintain a firearm and ammunition. According to one study, people of all ages are significantly more likely to die from unintentional firearm injuries when they live in states with more guns, compared to states with fewer guns. While ...
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  • Who Is Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident?

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 3-Jan-2017

    When one slips and falls, resulting in an injury, this is a type of personal injury accident that is also categorized as a premises liability case. In such cases, there are some basic elements that must be addressed to determine who may be liable for injuries sustained. In slip-and-fall lawsuits, whether or not the victim was careless and contributed to the occurrence of the accident is taken into ...
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  • Are Bedsores a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse?

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 3-Jan-2017

    Bedsores on an elderly patient, otherwise known as pressure sores, are frequently caused by the negligence of a nursing home care facility. These painful sores are caused when there is unrelieved pressure applied to the skin and the patient is not being turned or moved by the nursing care staff. Whether caused by poor or overworked staffing, it often comes back to an overall negligence of the ...
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  • Avoiding Fatigued Driving This Holiday Season

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 19-Dec-2016

    The holiday season can be one of the most dangerous times of the year for drivers for a number of reasons, including harsh winter weather and an increase in intoxicated drivers. But did you know that fatigued driving is also a serious problem around this time of the year? With so many people rushing around to buy gifts, plan and attend parties, run errands, and study for final exams, it is no ...
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  • Chuck Clay Named to Georgia Trend's Legal Elite 2016

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 16-Dec-2016

    We are pleased to announce that Chuck Clay has been named to Georgia Trend Magazine ’s 2016 Legal Elite list in the area of Personal Injury. Every year for the past 14 years, Georgia Trend has asked attorneys throughout the state to share their opinions on the best legal professionals in their field. Any attorney who is a member of the state bar and who lives and practices in Georgia was ...
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  • Georgia's Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 6-Dec-2016

    If you are interested in filing a personal injury lawsuit, you should know that your case is subject to certain time limits – known collectively as the “statutes of limitations.” These deadlines prohibit injured parties from pursuing compensation after a certain amount of time has elapsed, thus preventing the looming “threat” of litigation long after the event has ...
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  • Stay Safe with These 5 Bicycle Safety Tips

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 28-Nov-2016

    Hundreds of people are killed each year in bicycle accidents, many of which involve motor vehicles. Sadly, more than 90 percent of bicycle accidents involving a car or truck prove fatal for the bicyclist, and an average of 540,000 people visit emergency rooms with bicycle accident injuries each year. Fortunately, these types of accidents can be prevented with a little knowledge and preparedness. ...
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  • U.S. Makes it Less Difficult to Sue Nursing Homes

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 27-Oct-2016

    In a huge victory for nursing home patients and their families, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently passed a rule prohibiting any federally-funded nursing home from requiring its residents to resolve disputes in arbitration rather than being allowed to take their claim to court. This new rule means that more than 1.5 million nursing home residents will regain access ...
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  • Chuck Clay Featured in Texas Lawyer 10 Million Dollar Verdicts

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 10-Oct-2016

    We are proud to announce that Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC has been featured in the exclusive annual Texas Lawyer 10 Million Dollar Verdicts list, a catalog of the most extraordinary accomplishments of plaintiff’s lawyers using the best measure available – the amount of the jury verdict award. Sydney Rose Lee, minor v. Berkel & Company, co-led by Attorney Chuck Clay, has been ...
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  • Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC Named One of the "Best Law Firms in America" by U.S. News

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 26-Sep-2016

    Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC has been included in U.S. News’s annual “Best Law Firms” list for 2016 in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants for the Atlanta metro area. The “Best Law Firm” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process including peer and client evaluations. In order for a firm to be eligible for this distinction, it must ...
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  • Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 19-Sep-2016

    Tens of thousands of drivers are injured and killed in preventable car accidents each year, costing hundreds of billions of dollars in damages. If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering if it is worth it to hire an attorney to pursue compensation for these damages or if you should just attempt to handle your case yourself. In this blog, we will explain why it is a good idea to ...
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