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Florida Condo Was Being Upgraded When It Collapsed

On Thursday, June 24, a condo in Surfside, Florida suffered a “pancake” collapse – where the collapse starts at the top and continues straight through to the ground floor – killing one resident, injuring 10, and leaving 99 residents unaccounted for thus far. The pictures coming out of the Miami-Dade area are apocalyptic looking: an…

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Blast Injuries Are Real Risks in the Entertainment Industry

Coronavirus halted production for several months, but the film and TV industry is getting back to work. With so many sound stages and production houses located in Georgia, this means thousands of jobs coming back online, not to mention a cash infusion to the local economy. It was announced in July that 20 projects would…

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Beware of Home Renovation Supply Warehouses

Home remodeling is a big business in the United States. When you’re spending thousands of dollars on new countertops, flooring, and appliances, you don’t want to risk colors being a shade off or missing out on a unique option you never would have found online. With the luxury of shopping for home remodeling supplies comes…

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Creating Disaster Safety Plans Can Save Lives

While everyone can experience certain disasters, different regions of the country are more susceptible to particular weather events. Georgia has some pretty incredible natural disasters in its history that include fires, tornadoes, and flood-inducing hurricanes. Aside from the obvious insurance nightmare and dealing with damage claims, these events have the capability of causing wide scale…

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Explosion at Atlanta Chemical Plant Leads to Massive Fire

Just after 4:00 pm, a chemical plant West Point Avenue in Atlanta caught fire. By 5:00 pm the plant was engulfed in flames, send clouds of smoke into the air, and leading the brush nearby to catch fire as well. The plant, which is owner by Alchemix, manufactures a highly flammable material called nitrocellulose. Brad…

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The Lifetime Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are considered “catastrophic injuries” – severe and life-altering trauma that can result in permanent physical disability and a long-term recovery period. An SCI can affect the body in a number of ways. Any level of spinal cord injury can leave a patient with medical and psychological issues to contend with for…

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What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

What are catastrophic injuries? The way that I typically think of that is a life-altering injury. If something happens to someone that changes the way they view the world, and changes how they interact with other people, those are catastrophic injuries. Some of them are obvious things like spinal cord injuries, but there are other,…

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What Constitutes Catastrophic Injury?

In the legal realm, you might hear the terms “personal injury” and “catastrophic injury.” Are the two interchangeable? What’s the difference? A catastrophic injury can be a type of personal injury but, as its name implies, it is extremely serious. Victims of minor accidents might escape with only a few scratches or bruises. However, in…

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