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The Potential Perils of Sharing the Road with Big Rigs

Driving up next to an 18-wheeler on a busy stretch of highway is not necessarily for the faint of heart. Big rigs have a tendency to move suddenly between lanes, and tractor-trailer drivers have a more limited field of vision than you do in your sedan, SUV, or minivan. However, sharing the road with these…

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I’ve Been Seriously Burned; What Are My Legal Rights in Georgia?

Severe burn injuries can produce not only excruciating pain, but also long-term disfigurement and disability. Burn injuries often require long-term medical treatment, rehabilitation, and sometimes several surgeries. Many types of accidents can precipitate serious burn injuries. The According to the American Burn Association, in 2016 more than 486,000 people suffered burn injuries severe enough to…

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The FDA and Its Inefficient Food Recall Process

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act signed by President Obama in 2011 gave the Food and Drug Administration additional powers to regulate food safety. It enhanced the agency’s authority and ability to issue binding recalls of potentially dangerous and contaminated food products. However, the Department of Health and Human Services recently released a report that…

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New Push in Congress for Sideguard Installations on Tractor-Trailers

One of the most devastating types of crashes on the roadways occurs when a car collides into the side of a tractor-trailer. Many times, following impact, the top of the car itself will be sheared off as the car slides underneath the trailer. Often, the occupants suffer extremely serious injuries, including decapitation. In 2014, the…

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Why So Many Vehicle Recalls in Recent Years?

In 2016, the car industry was the subject of a record number of vehicle recalls – with some 53 million vehicles affected in total. The recall numbers for 2014 and 2015 were 51 million and 51.2 million, respectively. The large volume in recent years was in significant part due to the far-reaching Takata airbag issue…

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Multi-Car Crashes – Causes and Issues of Liability

Car crashes that involve only two vehicles are often easier to evaluate in terms of determining who was at fault. However, when three or more vehicles are involved in a traffic accident, assessing liability can become a much more complex exercise. In addition, multi-car wrecks often involve a significant amount of damage spread out among…

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What Are the Levels of Spinal Cord Injury?

The spinal cord is the information superhighway of your body. It carries messages to and from the brain, telling your body how and when to function. When people hear the words “spinal injury,” their first thoughts typically go to the worst-case scenario—wheelchair-bound and/or complete paralysis. However, there are several levels of spinal cord injuries (SCI),…

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