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  • Anatomy of Premises Liability Accident

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 27-Apr-2017

    Premises liability lawsuits happen when someone has been injured or killed while they were on or near property owned or controlled by another person or business. Whether the individual who owned the property was a landlord, homeowner, retailer, business franchise, government entity, or property manager, a person may sue based on the negligence of someone who was responsible for managing the safety ...
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  • What Do I Do If I Was Attacked by a Dog?

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

    Around 1,000 U.S. citizens need emergency treatment for severe dog bite injuries each day. Every year, about 9,500 people are hospitalized because of dog bites. While many dogs aren’t particularly large, these smaller dogs can also be dangerous to children. Likewise, part of the danger in a dog bite lies in bacterial growth, which can cause serious problems if left untreated. If you’ve ...
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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 11-Apr-2017

    Commercial motor vehicles (CMV) are driven by qualified and licensed individuals, which is why there are fewer truck accidents than passenger vehicle accidents; however, collisions involving CMVs do occur. When these disasters strike, the consequences can be dangerous, if not deadly. Here are a few of the most common reasons CMVs are involved in collisions. Abrupt Lane Changes Many passenger ...
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  • How Liability Is Proven in Trucking Accident

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 4-Apr-2017

    Truck accidents are some of the most terrifying events on the road. Commercial motor vehicles can weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds, so when they crash into another vehicle, person, or unmoving object, they can cause catastrophic amounts of damage. In 2015, almost 4,000 people died in crashes with large commercial vehicles, 16% of whom were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles. ...
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  • Top Five Mistakes New Drivers Make

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 28-Mar-2017

    We’ve all been new at something before. It’s extremely rare that anyone is immediately good at something when they first try it, including driving. The pressures of operating a car safely while traveling down the roads and following all of the traffic signs and signals can be overwhelming to a young teenage driver, who is already likely nervous that they’re behind the wheel in ...
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  • Are 'Hands-Free' Devices Really Safer?

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 13-Mar-2017

    It’s no secret that using a cell phone while driving has quickly become one of the single largest causes of car accidents. To combat this worrisome trend, numerous states have passed laws requiring all drivers to use a ‘hands-free’ device while behind the wheel. While Georgia isn’t one of them, many experts have strongly encouraged drivers to use one of these devices as ...
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  • What Does 'Split Liability' Mean?

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 9-Mar-2017

    When you file a car accident claim, the first thing that your insurance company does is start an investigation to determine exactly what happened. Based on the results of this investigation, as well as cooperation with law enforcement and the other party’s insurance company, both parties are assigned a percentage of fault for which they are held liable in an accident. In some cases, total ...
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  • How Do I Get My Medical Bills Paid After an Accident?

    Posted By Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC || 1-Mar-2017

    When you are injured in a car accident, it may feel as though the losses and expenses just keep piling up, and perhaps none more so than the mountain of medical bills you receive from seeking treatment for your injuries. Clients often approach us, asking about whether or not the other party should be the one responsible for paying the medical expenses, especially when they were the one at fault. ...
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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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