Many School Playgrounds Have a Toxic Secret

In the never-ending quest to cut costs, schools are always looking for ways to lower maintenance needs. They seem to have succeeded in doing this with playgrounds by replacing the old school, hard rubber tiles with those cushy crumb rubber surfaces. If you have ever fallen on that black rubber tile surface you know it…

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Are Self Driving Cars a Good Idea?

Because cell phones have made us accessible 24 hours a day, it has become more difficult to disconnect from work or other obligations. On the other hand, you can now open an app from 300 miles away to see the stranger standing outside your front door, and newer refrigerators give you the ability to order…

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Why You Need an Attorney for a Postpartum Negligence Claim

When you go into labor, you automatically place your life, and that of your child, into the hands of trusted medical professionals. While you are focused on delivering a healthy baby, you are not anticipating all the things that can go wrong. Postpartum negligence is a category of medical malpractice that occurs when a hospital,…

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Why Johnson & Johnson’s Loss of a Landmark Opioid Case Matters

The opioid crisis in America has hit critical mass. A number of states have been fighting back, filing lawsuits against opioid drug manufacturers, hoping to hold them accountable for their role in fueling the crisis. On Monday, August 26th, an Oklahoma judge issued a precedent-setting ruling, ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to…

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The Dangers Hot Cars Pose to Children

Children should never be left inside of a vehicle, even if it is only for a few minutes. A vehicle parked outside on a warm day can get very hot, very quickly. Jan Null, an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University, explained to Heatkills.org that “basically the car becomes a greenhouse. At 70 degrees…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Honored by Georgia Legal Awards as a 2019 Litigation Department of the Year

SAVANNAH, Ga. (April 24, 2019) – Harris Lowry Manton LLP, a full-service catastrophic and personal injury firm with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, has been named the Litigation Department of the Year in the small firm category by the 2019 Georgia Legal Awards. Harris Lowry Manton LLP is the only plaintiff’s litigation firm in the state to…

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The Vital Importance of Rear Underride Guards for Reducing Accident Injury Risks

Every day in the U.S., millions of passenger cars, SUVs, motorcycles, and semi-trucks occupy the highways and roadways, often without incident. However, accidents occur, and sometimes these accidents have tragic results. The disparity in size and weight between different vehicles – for instance, semi-trucks and passenger cars – can lead to some serious outcomes and…

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Time is of the Essence in Georgia Birth Injury Claims

Although most babies in Georgia and across the United States are delivered without problems, in some situations birth injuries can occur. If it happens to you and your family, you understand the emotional and financial devastation this brings. Birth injuries may cause a lifetime of medical issues that can cost thousands of dollars a month…

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Ford Knew Its Transmissions Were Dangerous. It Sold the Cars, Anyway.

Between 2010 and 2016, Ford produced two vehicles – the Focus and the Fiesta – with a dual-clutch transmission. They were supposed to be low-cost and fuel efficient. Instead, they put drivers’ lives at risk, as the cars would “randomly lose power on freeways” and “unexpectedly bolt[ed] into intersections,” per an in-depth investigation by the…

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Who Is Liable in a Merging Accident Between Two Vehicles?

Generally speaking, when one car is attempting to enter a roadway, it is that driver’s responsibility to enter safely. If the merging driver hits another car, the merging driver is liable for any injuries or damage sustained in the crash. There are times, however, when multiple parties may be liable, and times when a third-party,…

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