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What Are Grade Crossing Railroad Accidents?

Most people do not give much thought to the possibility of a train accident – particularly if they are traveling in a motor vehicle rather than in a train. However,…

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Harris Lowry Manton Wins Top Litigation Department in Personal Injury in the Southeast for 2023

Harris Lowry Manton won the Southeastern Legal Awards award for Litigation Department of the Year, Personal Injury. The Southeastern Legal Awards honorees are selected by Law.com and Atlanta-based legal publication…

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Memory Loss Is a Devastating Effect of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have serious and lasting effects on the victim and their family. While mobility issues and cognitive decline are often cited as the most severe, memory…

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Why Are So Many Georgia Mothers Dying?

Examining maternal mortality provides valuable insights into a nation’s health. The care provided to pregnant mothers is a cultural thermometer where we can read signals of systemic issues, including inadequate…

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How Does Spinal Cord Trauma Affect Your Body?

Atlanta’s vibrant lifestyle provides diverse opportunities, yet the city’s hustle poses risks of serious injury. From busy superhighways to countless construction jobsites, urban life demands constant awareness in order to…

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Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Cause Seizures?

When a seizure happens, it is like a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. This abnormal activity can cause a variety of symptoms, depending on which part of…

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What Makes Motorcycles More Dangerous Than Cars?

The exhilaration of motorcycle riding comes from the thrilling feeling riders have when they are so connected to the road, feeling every mile right under their feet. Part of this…

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January Saw a LOT of Vehicle Recalls

As attorneys with some of the most substantial auto defect verdicts and settlements in Georgia’s history, any story about defective car parts is interesting to us. However, the sheer number…

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Atlanta City Council Wants Lifetime License Suspensions for Drunk and Speeding Drivers

Speeding is a very common cause of car accidents in Atlanta and the surrounding region. When drivers operate their vehicles at a high rate of speed, there is an increased…

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The Dangers of an Undiagnosed Spinal Epidural Abscess

An epidural abscess is a type of infection. This is a serious health condition that can result in death or serious injury when not properly diagnosed and treated. At Harris…

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How Electricity Causes Catastrophic Injuries

You use electricity throughout the day – from the time you get up in the morning and flip on your electric toothbrush to turning off the light as you head…

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Defective CVA Paramount Long-Range Muzzleloaders Can Explode, Causing Injury

Connecticut Valley Arms, better known as CVA, recently ceased production on its Paramount long-range rifles because of supply issues for Blackhorn 209 powder. The powder, however, should be the least…

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Life2000 Ventilators Have a Potentially Deadly, Known Defect

Ventilators are supposed to help patients by increasing their oxygen intake, but Life2000 ventilators can do the exact opposite. Harris Lowry Manton LLP is representing clients who suffered harm from…

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Your Legal Options When a Drunk Driver Causes a Fatal Accident

Drunk driving puts every person on the road at risk. Unfortunately, some people suffer fatalities from a drunk driving accident. If your family member died because of a collision caused…

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A High Percentage of Pedestrians Die at Night

Walking on a dark street creates a high level of risk, no matter where you are.  Many cities, including many areas of Savannah, have worked to incorporate strategies to improve…

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Long-Term Consequences of Brain Injuries to Children

Brain injuries in children are a deeply concerning issue, with potential lifelong consequences to the child that extend far beyond the initial incident. Childhood brain injuries can result from various…

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How a Savannah Wrongful Death Lawyer Investigates Your Case

Investigating a wrongful death case requires a meticulous and systematic approach. As Savannah personal injury attorneys, our goal is to uncover evidence that establishes negligence, liability, and the extent of…

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It’s Never “Just” a Concussion: mTBI Can Shorten Your Life

We often underestimate the impact of seemingly minor incidents for individuals across all ages and demographics. However, recent research has shed light on a concerning reality: mild traumatic brain injuries…

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The Impact of Distracted Driving in Atlanta Truck Accidents

Distracted driving has become a concerning issue on roads across the United States, contributing to a significant number of accidents each year. Trucking accidents in Georgia, caused by distracted driving,…

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What Is Pedal Confusion?

In today’s world of busy highways and roadways, the risks of accidents are ever-present. Among the many causes of traffic incidents, an often overlooked but significant factor is “pedal confusion.”…

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What You Need to Know about a Spinal Epidural Abscess

A spinal epidural abscess is a dangerous complication from an infection in your central nervous system. Failure to diagnose and treat this condition quickly can have life-altering results, including permanent…

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What NOT to Do After an Accident with an 18-Wheeler

Collisions with 18-wheelers are an unfortunately common occurrence, and when they happen, the aftermath can be catastrophic. Accidents involving these enormous vehicles are more likely than other accidents to end…

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Understanding the Risks of Group B Strep

In the realm of maternal health, the lead-up to childbirth is a period marked by anticipation, preparation, and the diligent care of expectant mothers. However, a silent threat known as…

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Hair Relaxers Linked to Cancer and Serious Health Concerns

Black women who use hair relaxers or straighteners are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer and other serious health concerns. An analysis conducted by the Environmental Working Group found…

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Why Are Rear-End Car Accidents So Common?

The familiar sight of a car’s brake lights suddenly illuminating in traffic, followed by the ominous crunch of metal meeting metal, often marks the onset of a rear-end car accident.…

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Will a $23M Grant Actually Make Savannah’s Roads Safer?

Due to the increasing number of severe and fatal car accidents on Savannah’s highways and local roadways, the city has requested a very hefty grant. The goal of this grant…

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Multi-Truck Crash on I-75 Leaves Two Dead

Most people who live in the metro Atlanta area know that Interstate 75 can be a dangerous road to travel on. Each day, this road is busy with commercial box…

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Did You Pay an Artificially Inflated Real Estate Commission?

A federal jury just awarded $1.78 billion in damages against the National Association of Realtors and brokerages like Keller Williams At the end of October 2023, a jury in Missouri…

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Why Crane Accidents Are Catastrophic Accidents

Cranes are common machines used to help construction workers or companies get their jobs done a lot easier and quicker. When a construction crew needs to lift or move a…

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How to Discuss Your Savannah Car Accident

After a car accident, there are many parties who will want to ask you what happened. Aside from your lawyer, the responding officer, your insurance company, and the other driver’s…

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GM Faces Recall of Over 20M Vehicles Due to Hazardous Airbag Components

General Motors (GM) is facing a colossal recall of over 20 million vehicles due to potentially hazardous air bag components. This serves as a stark reminder of the importance of…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Is a Chronic Health Condition

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can lead to lasting and profound changes, significantly impacting daily life for victims and their families. Considering that these changes can be life-long,…

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There Is Trouble With Drug Use in the Trucking Industry

The potential for accidents with dire consequences looms large when sharing Savannah roads with semi-trucks. Among the myriad factors contributing to these accidents, drug and alcohol use among truck drivers…

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Commercial Trucks Are More Dangerous Than Ever

As Atlanta grapples with surging truck traffic, the risk of accidents increases every day. While many truck accidents stem from driver negligence, not all incidents can be attributed to human…

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What Is a Bridge Strike?

A bridge strike incident happens when a vehicle, often a semi-truck, collides with a bridge (or overpass) while attempting to pass beneath it. These accidents can be catastrophic and can…

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The Link Between Spinal Cord Injuries and Sepsis

Following a spinal cord injury (SCI), patients and their families must be vigilant for complications. SCIs can significantly impact mobility and overall health, often requiring ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, assistive…

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Savannah’s About to Be a Safer Place for Pedestrians and Drivers

Chatham County is poised to receive significant funding to tackle railroad crossing congestion, a long-standing concern for residents and commuters, made possible by federal support from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.…

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Atlanta Drivers Face More Risks Than Ever

Atlanta grapples with a severe problem of reckless driving, marked by a record setting number of car accidents in recent years. Reckless driving, defined as willfully endangering others, encompasses behaviors…

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How Our Atlanta Injury Attorneys Prove the Long-Term Trauma of Paralysis

Permanent paralysis, often caused by injuries to the spinal cord suffered from automobile accidents, medical malpractice or defective products, is an incurable condition. While there are forms of paralysis that…

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How Tilt-Up Construction Sites Can Lead to Catastrophic Injuries

It is no secret that construction workers have a difficult and hazardous job. They have to move and maneuver heavy objects, work from heights, and expertly handle dangerous equipment. Construction…

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Supporting Savannah’s Finest at the 10th Annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon

Harris Lowry Manton LLP hosted the 10th Annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, September 15th at Daffin Park in Savannah. This is one of our favorite events, because it…

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Underride Crashes Are Beyond Devastating. Trucking Companies Must Help

Trucking plays a pivotal role in Georgia’s economy and transportation infrastructure. With its strategic location in southeastern United States, Georgia serves as a crucial transportation hub for the movement of…

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What Are the Leading Causes of Train Accidents in Savannah?

Train accidents can have serious consequences, impacting not just the people directly involved but also the surrounding community. Whether it’s due to human error, missing signage, mechanical issues, or other…

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Georgia Legislators Are Coming After Your Right to Sue Trucking Companies

Being able to file a lawsuit against a trucking company, and its insurance, after sustaining injuries in a truck accident is crucial for ensuring comprehensive compensation and holding all responsible…

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When Greed Affects the Healthcare System

The healthcare industry in this country is in perpetual conflict with itself. On the one hand, it exists to help people when they are sick or injured, or in a…

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What to Know About Drowning Risks and Accidents in Savannah

We all know how hot it gets here in Savannah in the summer. It is no wonder why so many of us have pools, or go to the beaches to…

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What Is the Long-Term Impact of Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries can have a profound and lasting impact on individuals, dramatically altering their lifestyle. From the physical and emotional toll to the long-term lifestyle adjustments, and the rehabilitation process,…

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Tesla’s Autopilot Is Killing People

There is no doubt that technology has brought us into a new age. Technological improvements have always simplified human tasks, whether for the better or worse. As the automotive industry…

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NHTSA Issues DO NOT DRIVE Alert For 2003 Dodge Ram 1500s

The Takata airbag issue is once again rearing its ugly head, this time with the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. The NHTSA is issuing a critical “DO NOT DRIVE” alert for…

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New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Committee Aims to Create Safer Roads

If you’ve noticed more big rigs on the road lately, you’re not alone. All across the country, we’ve become more reliant on trucks to deliver goods than ever before. But…

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Proving Damages in a Savannah Personal Injury Case

The physical and emotional aftermath of an injury can be a lot to deal with. Similarly, the legal side of your personal injury can be equally stressful. When pursuing a…

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How to Spot a Dangerous Driver in Savannah

Our vibrant city of Savannah attracts visitors from all around the world. With Interstate Route-95 passing through the heart of our city, our tourist economy bustles with travelers either fleeing…

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Dealing With the Emotional Toll of a Serious Personal Injury

Atlanta residents who experience an injury can face profound negative effects in their daily life. The physical pain and suffering are clear, but the emotional toll can be a silent…

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How to Protect Your Rights After a Personal Injury in Savannah, Georgia

In our beautiful city of Savannah, the opportunities for exploration and adventure are all around us. But whether on the job or finding your new adventure around town, we are…

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Why You Need a Savannah Lawyer When You’re Injured on Vacation

Our beautiful city of Savannah offers a lot to attract visitors from out of state. From its charming and historic architecture to Tybee Island, and to our delicious local cuisine,…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Secures $35 Million in Wrongful Death Case Against City of Milton

Harris Lowry Manton LLP obtained a $35 million verdict in a lawsuit against the City of Milton for the wrongful death of Joshua Chang, a native son of Canton, GA.…

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Who Is Liable for a Charter Boat Accident?

With our beautiful rivers and ocean beaches, boating is a popular pastime in Savannah. While some people have their own boats, many people (citizens and tourists alike) will charter a…

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An ELD Company Is Manipulating Truck Driver Logs, and Someone Is Going to Get Hurt

An electronic logging device, or ELD, is installed in a commercial truck to record how long a driver has been on the road. Not every truck has them – any…

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The Dangers of Truck Jackknife Accidents

Truck jackknife accidents are one of the most dangerous types of accidents that can happen on the road. When a large commercial truck jackknifes, the driver can lose control of…

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Georgia’s Stunt Workers Face an Enormous Risk of Brain Trauma

Brain injuries are a serious risk for stunt workers in the film and entertainment industry. These workers perform dangerous stunts and often put their bodies on the line for the…

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Positive Drug Tests Rise Among Truck Drivers

Semi-trucks are a common sight on major highways like I-16 or I-95. These large vehicles require special training and licenses to drive, and truck drivers must undergo drug testing regularly.…

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How Medical Negligence Can Lead to Seizure Disorders in Infants

Seizure disorders are a common neurological disorder affecting infants worldwide. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including medical negligence. Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare provider fails…

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Atlanta Drivers Are Driving Recklessly

In Atlanta, the problem of reckless driving is particularly acute, with high-speed crashes and fatalities occurring regularly on major highways and city streets. The Georgia Department of Transportation and local…

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Autonomous Cars with Defective Software Recalled

Autonomous vehicles, also known as self-driving cars, have been hailed as the future of transportation. With the promise of increased safety, convenience, and efficiency, it’s easy to see why many…

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How Does a Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Accident Claim?

Many people live with all types of aches and pains. These pains may be due to prior accidents or just to the wear and tear of your body as you…

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Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

Savannah is a VERY pedestrian-friendly city. Millions of people visit Savannah each year for its history, its parks, and its cobblestone roads. The historic districts include the Savannah Historic District,…

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Researchers Find a Link Between Head Injuries and Brain Tumors

Head injuries from auto accidents, falls, construction accidents, and other causes must always be taken seriously. Accident victims should seek immediate medical attention if they suspect they have suffered a…

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Why Rear-End Truck Collisions Are Often Complicated

Most rear-end collisions are fairly simple. The vehicle in the rear caused the accident by following too closely to the car in front or by distracted driving. The damage to…

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Fire and Burn Injuries Lead to Recalls of Paradise Grills

The year-round warm weather in Georgia makes the state a great place to barbecue and cook food outdoors in the sun. While everyone hopes their backyard grilling adventures only include…

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Self-Driving Vehicles May Lead to More Traffic Congestion, Causing More Accidents

Proponents of self-driving (autonomous) vehicles argue that these vehicles will be safer than cars with drivers because autonomous vehicles don’t have drivers who drive while distracted, fatigued, or intoxicated. They…

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Transportation Accidents Were the Leading Causes of Worker Deaths in 2021

Workers in many professions and industries risk their lives every day. Police officers regularly run the risk of gunshots and other acts of violence. Firefighters risk severe burn injuries and…

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What You Should Know About “Sami’s Law”

Accepting a rideshare ride from an Uber, Lyft, or another Transportation Network Carrier (TNC) can be dangerous. While rideshares offer the convenience of scheduling your ride ahead of your trip,…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Secures $27M Verdict in Truck Accident Case

Harris Lowry Manton LLP recently secured a $27 million verdict from a federal jury against Latium USA Trading LLC (“Latium”) and its driver, Michael Turner. Our client was awarded more…

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Georgia Loves Pickup Trucks — At a Cost

Few vehicles are more versatile, aesthetically pleasing, and powerful than pickup trucks. Sure, it won’t beat a Ferrari in a race, but it still packs a punch and gets you…

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Do Brain Injuries Make Young Women More Likely to Die by Suicide?

The dangers of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) cannot be understated. A recent CNN article, however, highlights that untreated TBIs can be even more dangerous, and even deadly, for young women…

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What Are Truck Speed Limiters and Why Aren’t They Mandatory Yet?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMSCA, is set to unveil its final proposal on speed limiters for commercial trucks later this year. Right now, speed limiters, which restrict…

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The Link Between Legalized Marijuana and a Rise in Traffic Accidents

The topic of whether marijuana should be legal is contentious and, up to this point, has been left in the hands of the states. However, recent pardons of federal marijuana…

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Why Should I Hire an Experienced Savannah Truck Accident Lawyer?

Truck accident cases are very different than car accident cases. If you were injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, semi, rig, 18-wheeler, box truck, or any other type of…

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Why Is Sepsis So Deadly?

Hospitals and medical providers should have policies in place to address the possibility of infections in the emergency room, during surgery, and at every point of a patient’s stay. Infections…

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Should I See a Doctor Immediately After an Atlanta Vehicle Accident?

There are several key reasons why you should seek medical help as soon as possible after a vehicle accident. Prompt medical care can mean the difference between life and death,…

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How Physicians Can Help in Savannah Personal Injury Cases

Bringing a personal injury claim after an accident requires showing medical evidence of your injuries. Your doctors need to provide reports and testimony to demonstrate that your injuries are due…

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Jury Finds Athens, Ga. Doctor Responsible for Death of Former Athens Musician and Business Owner, Returns $4.36 Million Verdict

On Feb. 8, 2023, a jury in the State Court of Clarke County in Athens, Ga. returned an $4.36 million verdict against Athens Heart Center, P.C. and Dr. Subodh Agrawal…

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How Does a Deposition Work in an Atlanta Truck Accident Claim?

A deposition is a formal question and answer process that occurs under oath. The lawyers for the defendants have the right to ask you ask questions about how the truck…

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What Is a Secondary Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of hospitalization in America. Some common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are car accidents, falls, and acts of violence. Drivers, property owners,…

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What Is the “Three-Second” Rule in Driving?

There are many practical rules that motorists use to drive safely. Georgia traffic laws outline many of these rules, such as not exceeding the speed limit or driving through a…

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What Should I Expect During an Initial Consultation with an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer?

After an accident or incident that causes you harm, you are likely searching for an Atlanta personal injury lawyer who suits your needs and can secure the best possible outcome…

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Train/Car Collisions Have Deadly Consequences

When a road intersects with a railroad track at the same level, this is known as a grade (or level) crossing. Before legislation passed during the 1990s to make grade…

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Truck Tire Issues Causing Dangerous Accidents

Many things, including poor maintenance and mechanical failure, can cause truck accidents. For example, the wheels of a truck are made of steel and, with an attached tire, can weigh…

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FDA: Infant Head Shaping Pillows Unsafe, Potentially Deadly

The more time babies spend in one position on their backs, the more likely they are to develop a flat spot on back of their heads. However, pillows designed with…

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What Are the Causes of Hemorrhagic Stroke?

A hemorrhagic stroke is where there is bleeding in the brain. A person’s chances of experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke increase if they are over age 65, and have a personal…

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Beware Slow Drivers This Holiday Season

We all know the dangers of driving too fast, and speeding is a frequent cause of motor vehicle accidents. However, driving slower doesn’t necessarily mean safer, and super-slow drivers can…

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Why Multi-Lane Highways Increase the Risk of Collisions

Many people assume bigger highways are safer because they cut down on traffic congestion, but the exact opposite appears to be true. According to a study conducted by Nordic Road…

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Bad Winters Increase the Risk of Truck Accidents

If you live in Savannah or anywhere else in Georgia, you are probably used to mild winters. The southern state rarely gets snow, with most inclement weather during winter related…

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Georgia?

There are many reasons to file a personal injury claim for injuries suffered from another individual’s or entity’s negligence, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog attacks, and…

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Preeclampsia and Stillbirths Increased During COVID

A healthy pregnancy is naturally essential to any mother and child. Unfortunately, those who contract COVID-19 during their pregnancies, even as early as the second trimester, are at risk for…

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What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can occur for a variety of reasons, including those that fall under the “personal injury” umbrella. Vehicle accidents, slip and…

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Pilot Program Encourages Younger Drivers to Try Interstate Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is ready to allow young apprentices the opportunity to drive a big rig across state lines through participation in the Safe Driver Apprenticeship…

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FMCSA Turns Down Second UPS Request to Bypass Safety Training Requirements

As the United Parcel Service (UPS) struggles to fill numerous driver training positions across the US, the package delivery company insists that it should be exempted from certain provisions included…

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Potential Class Action Lawsuit Says Mattress Is a Health Hazard

A consumer who allegedly had to spend months in a hotel after her home was contaminated by fiberglass is leading a proposed class action lawsuit against Zinus, the manufacturer of…

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What Is an Anoxic Brain Injury?

Oxygen is vital for all brain functions. When the brain is deprived of oxygen for four minutes or longer, an anoxic brain injury may result. A blow to the head…

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Trial Date Set in TBI Case Against Jackass Stars Over Failed Stunt

The judge has set a trial date in the civil case brought by air traffic controller Michael Vicéns-Segura against Jackass cast members Stephen Gilchrest Glover (Steve-O) and Chris Pontius. Vicéns-Segura…

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Can You File a Lawsuit if Your Loved One Is Declared “Legally Dead”?

Most legal determinations of death are made by medical professionals who pronounce death when specific criteria are met. However, the lines between clinical diagnoses and legal classifications can sometimes be…

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Do I Have to Release My Entire Medical History After a Car Accident?

A personal injury case is typically built on medical records, and an injured party will be required to prove that another party’s negligent conduct caused their bodily injuries. Although evidence…

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Are Funeral and Burial Expenses Covered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Few things in life are as painful as a loved one’s death. However, when another party’s reckless or negligent behavior results in the death of your family member, you might…

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How Do I Know if I Have a Complete Spinal Cord Injury?

Injuries to the spinal cord are typically considered catastrophic injuries, as they can affect the entire body. Spinal cord injuries (SCIs), depending on the location and type, are permanent and…

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Can Driverless Vehicles Be Hacked?

The promise of autonomous vehicles – cars and trucks that don’t need a human driver behind the wheel – offer many advantages. Proponents of driverless cars envision fewer traffic accidents…

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Supporting First Responders at the 9th Annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon

Harris Lowry Manton LLP hosted the 9th Annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon at Daffin Park in Savannah on Friday, Sept. 23. We love this annual event, as it gives us…

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Can Multiple Family Members Claim Wrongful Death Benefits?

When a family member dies, the surviving family members are obviously distraught, and emotions can run high. If the person was lost due to another person’s negligence, issues involving wrongful…

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Building Collapses Lead to Catastrophic Injuries Like Crush Syndrome

While most structures stand the test of time and remain upright for decades, some collapse without warning, causing severe injury to anyone in or near the building. In September 2020,…

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Harris Lowry Manton Leads the Way at the GTLA LEAD Alumni Retreat

The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s (GTLA) Leadership Education and Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program held its Alumni Retreat in Atlanta on Friday, September 9th. GTLA LEAD is a selective, highly acclaimed…

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Advanced Driver-Assistance Technologies Linked to Numerous Collisions

Almost 400 automobile collisions occurring in the last year involved vehicles equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA’s findings are…

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Amazon Buys One Health – What Could This Mean for Medical Privacy?

In July, Amazon announced that it will acquire primary care provider One Medical for $3.9 billion. The acquisition, one of the largest ever, will provide Amazon with a physical network…

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Faulty Backup Camera May Put VWs in Violation of Federal Safety Regs

In July 2022, Volkswagen announced a voluntary recall of more than 43,000 vehicles due to a software problem that could fail to display an image from the backup camera when…

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How Traumatic Injuries Affect Different Parts of the Brain

Millions of Americans are affected by severe brain injuries every day. Consider the following somber statistics: According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), one individual in the U.S.…

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How the Trucker Shortage Makes Georgia Roads More Dangerous

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many truck drivers left the industry due to a lack of products to haul. With traffic now returned to pre-pandemic levels, the trucker shortage…

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Sakar Recalls Tony Hawk Helmets Due to Head Injury Risk

Last month, Sakar International recalled approximately 12,655 Tony Hawk Silver Metallic Multi-Purpose Helmets, which Consumer Reports had previously rated a “Don’t Buy: Safety Risk.” The bike helmets, sold exclusively by…

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Trucks and Tractor Trailers: Danger at Every Turn

Long haul trucks transport more freight than any other method of domestic transportation and deliver most of the goods consumers purchase in stores. Georgia’s reliance on tractor trailers on the…

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Experienced Atlanta Product Liability Attorneys Handling Cases Involving Similac and Enfamil Formula

Similac and Enfamil are popular brands of infant formula marketed as a substitute or addition to mother’s breast milk. However, these formulas are cow milk based which significantly increases premature…

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Distracted Driving Is a Common but Deadly Danger on Atlanta and Savannah Roads

Risky driver behaviors cause thousands of motor vehicle fatalities and hundreds of thousands of injuries each year. While most drivers see the risks and dangers in speeding, driving while drunk…

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When the Wheels Come Off: Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury in Motorsports

Motorsports are extremely popular in Georgia. The Atlanta and Savannah areas host numerous venues where residents can watch NASCAR racing and other motorsport competitions. Thousands more, including young people and…

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NHTSA Data Raises Safety Concerns for Tesla and Other Autonomous Vehicles

Advanced automated vehicle technologies hold out the promise of increasing driver and roadway safety by helping limit driver error. Commonly known driver-assist technologies such as automatic braking, backup cameras, and…

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A Home Depot Employee Was Impaled by a Crowbar and Survived

In a bizarre accident, an employee at a Home Depot in Roswell, Georgia was impaled by a crowbar. The excellent news is that she survived the incident and was sent…

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Four Killed in Georgia Truck Accident; Driver Suspected of DUI

An afternoon multi-vehicle crash in Camden County, Georgia, near the Georgia-Florida state line, took the lives of four people on July 1, 2022, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Early…

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The Devastating Effects of Tractor Collisions with Vehicles

Georgia is in the middle of a prime planting season, which means the chances are good you will be sharing the road with farm vehicles. Tractors are heavy, oversized, and…

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What Are Pain and Suffering Damages in Georgia?

When you or a loved one suffer injury in an accident or incident that was not your fault, you are generally eligible to bring a personal injury claim against the…

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The Worst Structural Collapses in History

Some of the most tragic and terrifying catastrophes in the United States involved building and structural collapses. When engineering goes wrong, whether through negligence or improper design, lives can be…

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Aphasia and Brain Injuries: The Connection

Earlier this year, the family of one of the most famous actors in the world, Bruce Willis, announced he was stepping away from his long-running Hollywood career. They revealed in…

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The Dangers of Autonomous Vehicle Testing on Public Roads

When it comes to driving, we expect everyone to be in control of their vehicles: both hands on the wheel, foot on the appropriate pedal, and attention on the road…

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FRIGG Silicone Pacifiers Recalled for Choking Hazard

When it comes to our children, their safety is of utmost importance, whether that means using a good car seat, choosing a pediatrician, or bundling them up against the cold.…

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Are We Really Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?

For years, we have been working on getting autonomous vehicles on the road. After all, the idea of being driven around by our cars is an appealing thought, but only…

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Who’s Liable if I’m Injured by a Street Racer?

Driving in itself is a risky but necessary activity. That’s why there are strict rules and regulations when it comes to driving on public streets. These laws are in place…

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What Is the Risk to Older Drivers on the Road?

We all want our roads to be as safe as possible – not only for ourselves, but for our teenaged children just learning to drive, our school buses, and also…

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Will a New Approach Make Our Roads Safer?

As a society, we have come to accept that car accidents are inevitable. Perhaps you do not expect such a thing to happen to yourself, but we hear about car…

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How Labor and Delivery Negligence Can Lead to Newborn Spinal Injuries

The day your child is born is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, but an act of medical malpractice during labor and/or delivery can change…

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What Are the Dangers of In-Home Elevators?

The conveniences that technology can provide are becoming easier to access from our very own homes. For those of us with conditions that keep us from using the stairs, having…

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Will New Rules for Trucking Companies Make Georgia’s Roads Safer?

Commercial trucks are necessary for our day-to-day lives. They deliver important goods across the country with drivers working long hours. When those drivers find themselves involved in an accident caused…

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Catastrophic Injuries on Georgia’s Construction Sites

Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places to work in Georgia and across the United States. It’s not surprising that so many injuries occur as heavy machinery, complex…

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New Federal “No Surprises Act” Effectively Ends Medical Balance Billing

If you have ever been to the hospital, you know what it is like to get the bill after your visit. Whether you went for a sprained ankle or a…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Partners Named to 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is proud to announce that five partners have been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers in 2022. Firm founders Jeff Harris and Steve Lowry were once again…

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How Car and Truck Accidents Can Lead to Spinal Cord Injuries in Georgia

Auto accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence in Georgia. Even more unfortunate are the types of serious injuries you can suffer in these crashes. One of the more severe types…

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What Are the Causes of Infant Brain Injuries?

The brain is a fragile organ, but no one is more fragile or susceptible to brain damage than infants. Their skulls are soft, malleable, and easily injured should something damage…

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Who Is Liable in a Multi-Car Accident in Georgia?

When one car crashes into another, it’s often easy to determine who was at fault for the accident. But what happens when you are involved in an auto accident with…

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Deadly, Faulty Bed Rails Recalled for Entrapment Risk

There is perhaps no place we feel safer than our beds. Even for those who have a difficult time getting in or out of bed, there are plenty of options…

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Chatham County Road Rage Incidents Increase Five-fold This Year

Few experiences are more frustrating than dealing with a “bad” driver. Maybe it’s the person in the left lane doing 5 mph below the speed limit with a blinker on,…

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How Can a Simple Bump to the Head Cause a Traumatic Brain Injury?

How many times have we bumped our heads? It is hard to even count, because usually the bumps are so insignificant that they are not worthy of holding in our…

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Vehicle Crashes Are the Leading Cause of Death for Highway Maintenance Workers

Massive construction projects are affecting traffic all around the state, and drivers are feeling the burn. With gun violence, road rage incidents and motor vehicle crashes at an all-time high,…

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The High(er) Risks of Multi-Vehicle Crashes

The majority of car crashes in the country involve only a single vehicle. When those crashes are fatal, determining the ultimate cause of the wreck can be difficult. When two…

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Ford Recalls 600,000+ Explorers Over Dangerous, Defective Toe Link

The Ford Motor Company has once again issued a recall for a potentially life-threatening defect. Like many other Ford recalls, this one just about made page six. When it comes…

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Former Metter, GA Youth Pastor Charged with Sexually Exploiting Minors

A former youth pastor from the Restoration Worship Center in Metter, GA is facing multiple counts of sexual exploitation (two counts) and sexual battery (two counts). Steve Macallin Thomas, aged…

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Fall and Winter Are Dangerous Seasons for Georgia Drivers

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) maintains comprehensive records about all reported crashes that occur in the state. When a crash is reported to the authorities, a significant amount of…

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Buyer Beware: Keeping Your Family Cybersafe This Holiday Season

As 2021 draws to a close, the effects of the pandemic are still being felt in ways that no one expected. Economic inflation recently hit a level not seen since…

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Jeff Harris Recognized as “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend for 2021

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is proud to announce that founding partner Jeff Harris has been honored in Georgia Trend’s 2021 “Legal Elite” issue for his exceptional personal injury work. For…

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Road Rage Sweeps Georgia

Most of us have experienced buying a new car with a bold color that feels new and exciting. Suddenly, your world is filled with cherry red or electric blue vehicles.…

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Federal Commercial Truck Safety Guidelines Finally Get Updates

This past June, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee introduced a bipartisan bill to invest $78 billion in transportation infrastructure over the next five years. Among many other provisions, the bill…

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Georgia Sees First Seasonal Case of Mass Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Year after year, we see stories about people turning on generators indoors to provide heat and power as the weather gets cooler. Some turn to their gas ovens when the…

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Important Sleep Safety Reminder for Parents with Newborns

First-time parents face a steep learning curve. No matter how much prep work you did, how many classes you took, and how many times you stayed up late poring over…

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How to Stay Safe on Georgia Highways

Each of us has a responsibility to observe the rules of the road. However, while you can take steps to minimize the risks of causing an accident, there are circumstances…

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Where Most Fatal Car Accidents for Children and Teenagers Happen

Over the last fifteen years, more than 70,000 children and teenagers died in car crashes in the U.S. These are disturbing numbers. This age group is disproportionately represented in fatal…

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Tragic Fatal Shooting on Rust Set Still Under Investigation

Police are investigating the circumstances around a fatal accident on the set of the film Rust. According to initial reports, actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun on set,…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Discusses Access Road Bridge Collapse

On October 19, 2021, demolition work on the Access Road bridge in Newton County led to tragedy as part of the bridge collapsed into the Yellow River. Three workers fell…

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Protecting Yourself From House Fires and Burn Injuries

Every year, thousands of Americans lose their valuables, their homes, and even their lives from house fires. A burning building can cause flames, smoke, the release of dangerous fumes and…

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Traffic Increases as the Pandemic Eases. Car Accidents Are Expected to Rise, Too

This time last year, there were numerous reports about how there were fewer auto accidents because more Americans were staying home due to the pandemic. Many people worked from home,…

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How Can Spinal Cord Stimulators Help Accident Victims?

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can cause unbearable chronic pain. In severe cases, spinal cord injuries can cause partial or full paralysis. These injuries can result from many different types of…

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Chevy and Buick Engine Defects May Lead to Serious Injuries or Deaths

General Motors (“GM”) may be facing multiple class action lawsuits related to engine defects reported in different Chevy and Buick models manufactured by GM. Consider the Consumer, a website created…

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NHTSA Urging Chevrolet Bolt EV Owners to Take Fire Safety Precautions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) is following up on a November 2020 recall of Chevrolet Bolt EV vehicles with a warning to current owners of some models manufactured…

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Over 50 Injured, Three Killed in Amtrak Train Derailment

An Amtrak train derailed on Saturday in Montana, killing at least three passengers and injuring over 50, according to authorities. The westbound train, traveling from Chicago to Seattle, left the…

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Traumatic Brain Injuries and Caregivers

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are often caused by motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, construction incidents, and incidents that cause a forceful blow to the head. Victims often require a…

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Happen to Anyone

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are life-changing for victims. TBIs happen for many reasons, including auto and truck collisions, slips and falls, bicycling incidents, motorcycle crashes, and other causes. Pedestrians may…

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More Than 50 Million Americans Live With Chronic Pain

Personal injury claims typically involve discussions about pain. For some victims, that pain may go away with certain treatments or medications. For others, the pain becomes constant and part of…

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CDC Reviewing Link Between Bone Repair Products and Tuberculosis

Nearly 100 patients who had spinal surgery to repair fractures now have a new cause for concern. A bone repair product used for their broken bones appears to have been…

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What Are the Leading Causes of Wrongful Death for Teenagers?

It is the worst call a parent can imagine. A hospital, the police, or another authority phones to report that your teenager has been killed. In an instant, your dreams…

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University of Georgia Law School Student Jonathan Fagundes Is the Recipient of the 2021 Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan Fagundes, a first-year student at the University of Georgia School of Law, has been awarded the Harris Lowry Manton LLP…

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Truck Accident Forced Closure of Interstate I-16 in Georgia, Highlighting Dangers of Hopper Trucks on Roadways

A tractor-trailer with a bed similar to a dump truck slammed into a bridge that runs over a portion of Georgia’s I-16 on July 15, 2021. The accident, which occurred…

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Burn Injuries and Skin Grafts

Second- and third-degree burn injuries often leave serious scars and disfigurement. Severe burns can also cause functional damage and a great deal of pain. Surgical treatments may require breathing assistance,…

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Avoiding Georgia Boating Accidents This Summer

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area near Atlanta, Lake Lanier, the Savannah River, and the Savannah Harbor are popular places to spend the day on a boat. During the warm…

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Joshua H. Dorminy Selected for 2021-22 LEAD Program

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is proud to announce that Associate Attorney Josh Dorminy has been selected to participate in the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s (GTLA) 19th annual Leadership Education and…

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Andrew J. Conn Is Harris Lowry Manton LLP’s Newest Partner

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is proud to announce that trial attorney Andrew “Andy” J. Conn has been promoted to Partner. Andy works out of the firm’s Savannah office, and focuses…

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Seniors Are Falling More Because of the Drugs They Take

There are many joys to aging – such as a retirement filled with travel and spending your golden years with loved ones – but there are difficulties, too. Many seniors…

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues New Infant Sleep Product Safety Rule

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: placing an infant in a baby sleeper they believe has been properly vetted for safety, only to be devastated when the child is injured, often…

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Sunscreen Products Investigated for Containing Benzene, a Known Cancer-Causing Chemical

The summer season is just beginning. The temperatures in Atlanta, Savannah and across Georgia will likely reach the high 90s during many days. Even lower temperatures can cause sunburns and…

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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 –…

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Tesla’s Loose Caliper Bolts Led to Recall of About 6,000 Vehicles

Defective car parts cause deaths, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, amputations, broken bones, and other serious injuries. Car manufacturers must never place profit before the safety of the public.…

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Fireworks Displays Must Be Conducted Safely to Avoid Serious Injuries

When the Founding Fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence, John Adams said, “It will be celebrated with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to…

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Rental Trucks and Trailers – Accidents Waiting to Happen

Rental truck companies (like U-Haul, Budget, Penske, or Enterprise) provide easy access to moving trucks and vans for people who are moving to a new home or apartment, or just…

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Words Matter When It Comes to Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

The phrase “self-driving car” may conjure the ability to check email, read, get some work done, or even indulge in a morning coffee and bagel, all while safely riding to…

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Who’s at Fault in a Parking Lot or Parking Garage Crash?

Parking lots can offer some of the most chaotic driving situations you’ll ever encounter – if you’ve gone shopping on Black Friday, you know what we mean. Even with a…

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Recall Issued for all Peloton Treadmills After CPSC Warning

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent federal regulatory agency created to protect the public against the risk of injury and death from unsafe consumer products, recently issued…

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When a Breech Birth Causes Injuries

In a conventional labor and delivery, the baby is born head first. However, some babies settle into what’s called the “breech” position, where the feet and/or buttocks are set up…

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Could Injuries Be Reduced by Moving to Autonomous Vehicles?

The technology for self-driving vehicles has advanced to the point that they’ve finally made it onto the roadways in certain cities. This approval is still conditional despite all the progress…

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Why Intersections Are at the Root of So Many Collisions

Intersections, where several streets or road come together, tend to be the scene of many motor vehicle accidents. Increased traffic congestion, multiple signage, distracted drivers, pedestrians and cyclists – all…

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New Boater Safety Law in Effect as of April 1, 2021

A boating safety law authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard officially went into effect on April 1, 2021 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. This legislation requires recreational…

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Former Wrestlers’ Brain Damage Case

On April 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from several former professional wrestlers who alleged that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) failed to protect them from repeated…

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Older Adults Face Severe Risks from Broken Bones

Think about how many ways you can potentially break your bones in any given day. When you really get down to it, it’s incredible that we’re designed to be so…

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A Fiery Van Rollover in Atlanta Led to Six Deaths and 10 Injuries

On Saturday, a van carrying 16 people burst into flames on I-85 in Gwinnett County. An investigation is currently underway as to what caused the van to rollover and burst…

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Update: Military Medical Malpractice Claims Are Still Unprocessed

As a coastal state, Georgia is home to 13 military bases crossing all branches of service. Many Georgia citizens have honorably served our country and been active community members, business…

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A Routine Colonoscopy Can Hurt You

A colonoscopy is one of the most sensitive tests for detecting colon cancer, but it is not without risk. Every medical procedure carries risk, and anyone undergoing a procedure should…

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Why Is There a Car in My Living Room?

You never really think about it until it happens to you. You’re sitting there enjoying a quiet evening at home and then, out of nowhere, chaos strikes. There’s a loud…

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Could a Mammogram Actually Cause Cancer?

In this world of constantly evolving medical marvels, it’s hard to think that procedures designed to save our lives could potentially take them. There are thousands of tests that can…

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Deadly Plane Crash in Gainesville, GA Prompts Investigation

Late on a Friday evening earlier this year, a single-engine plane crashed in Gainesville, Georgia, killing all three people inside. The pilot and passengers were on their way to Daytona…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Honors Legacy of U.S. Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis

The team at Harris Lowry Manton, LLP recently unveiled a commissioned portrait of the late U.S. Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis at the firm’s Atlanta office in Brookhaven.…

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A Missing Police Report Can Cause Trouble for Car Accident Victims

Most people who get into car accidents fall into two categories: (1) those who demand an accident report because they know they did nothing to contribute to the wreck, and…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP “Banded Together” for COVID-19

The team at Harris Lowry Manton LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the Banded Together campaign! We’re excited and we hope you will be as well. Banded Together…

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Amazon Continues to Evade Liability for Dangerous Products

In the ongoing liability battle that varies from state-to-state as to whether Amazon owes any duty to protect its customers, a federal judge in Illinois ruled that the retail giant…

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Chaining Truck Tires May Be Required for Georgia’s Winters

It’s no secret that wintertime in Georgia can bring snowy and icy roads, making driving dangerous, particularly in north Georgia. Some drivers have learned the tricks of maneuvering around in…

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Dangerous Gender Reveal Parties Can End in Injury

Anticipating the arrival of a baby is an exciting time. While some parents-to-be still opt to be surprised at the sex of the baby, others have jumped on the bandwagon…

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Is Your Microwave Hurting Your Child?

There have been many stories over the years about the dangers of microwaves. You’ve probably heard allegations that microwaves cause cancer or that they can interrupt a pacemaker if you…

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Human Error Is the Most Common Cause of Train Accidents

Trains have been a primary mode of transportation in the United States for many years, and continue to provide a means for people and goods to move across country and…

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What You Should Know About the Danger of Paragard’s IUD

For years, women had few options for birth control. As that has changed over time, women have selected their preferred methods of contraception, but there are still limited options depending…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Partners Named to Georgia Super Lawyers Top 100 List for 2021

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is pleased to announce that multiple attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers list. Two of the firm’s founding partners, Jeff…

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All Commercial Trucks Are Not Created Equal

How many times have you driven past an accident between a smaller vehicle and a larger vehicle and thought about whether you would be better protected if you were driving…

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Georgia Mall Shootings Are on the Rise

Whether you need a last-minute birthday gift or just enjoy browsing through stores, some shoppers might be thinking twice about venturing out due to safety concerns. Shootings at malls and…

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Stunt Work Can End in Injury on Movie Sets

Georgia has increasingly become a hub for television and film production. With that infusion into the state’s economy comes all the perks and downfalls of the entertainment industry. One of…

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Who Is Liable for Injuries at Nail Salons?

There’s nothing like a hand or foot massage and being pampered for an hour or two. Some clients are even able to justify it for business reasons when their occupation…

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The Pros and Cons of Using Insurance Driving Monitor Devices

Like many drivers, you may be looking at ways to save money on car insurance. A call to your insurer will leave you with a few options to consider. One…

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A Drug Mix-up Creates Urgency in Prescription Recall

With so much information at our fingertips these days, it’s much easier to inform ourselves of anything potentially dangerous. With the frequency that medications are thrown at us for everything…

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What Truckers Should Do to Help Make Winter Roads Safer for Everyone

Weather all over the country has been a little out of the ordinary (to put it mildly). Nobody knows what direction the wind will blow or where the snow will…

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Social Media Apps Attempt to Avoid Liability for Car Accidents

What did we do before smartphones? We had to remember phone numbers, use a map with directions to find our way somewhere new, and look up information in books or…

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There Has Been a Recall on the Most Popular Indoor Bike, Peloton

Cycling is not just a hobby for most people who are serious about the sport. Once you have felt the endorphins flow after completing your first tough ride, it can…

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Is It Safe to Pair Infrared Lighting with Your Workout?

With so many gyms and fitness products around, those in the industry must find creative ways to generate interest or they quickly become obsolete. Think about how many yoga studios…

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The Unexpected Way Semi Trucks Contribute to Vehicle Accidents

You have probably noticed those little pull-offs on the side of the highway that look like minimalist rest stops specifically for truck drivers. Sometimes there might be a patrol car…

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About the Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act

After nearly a year of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, most of us are getting used to taking safety measures such as wearing masks everywhere we go. Whatever your safety…

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Flying Cargo from Truck Spills Can Cause Injuries

How many times have you been driving down the road behind a commercial truck and gotten a sudden chill up your spine just thinking about what could happen if they…

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There Will Soon Be Options for a COVID-19 Vaccine. Here’s What You Should Know.

Coronavirus fatigue is real. Everyone is feeling it at this point, even without becoming infected. Some people feel like they may be seeing a light at the end of the…

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As We Lose Our Rural Hospitals, the Costs of Air Ambulances Skyrocket

In October, Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert became the eighth rural hospital in Georgia to shut down in the past ten years. As rural hospitals in Georgia and…

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A Mother’s Tragic Warning About Boats & Carbon Monoxide

The state of Georgia and its many parks offer a variety of waterways and lakes for boating and other recreational activities. However, boating can be dangerous and cause serious accidents…

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Research Shows Drug-Resistant Bacteria May Spread Easily in Hospitals

A recently published study shows that a better understanding of the relationship between patients and drug-resistant bacteria is crucial to preventing the spread of infection within hospitals. With a more…

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CPSC Warns Parents: Nursing Pillows Pose Suffocation Hazard to Infants

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is launching an investigation into infant deaths and nursing pillows / lounging pads, as well as issuing a warning to parents that these products…

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More People Are Purchasing Used Cars. Buyers Should Beware.

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through nearly every industry in the country, affecting them in different ways. We remember the toilet paper and cleaning supply shortages in the spring…

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The Takata Defective Product Scandal Continues

It is likely safe to say we all remember the Takata Corporation, the company behind the largest product safety recall in history. More than two dozen people lost their lives…

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How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

You’ve probably heard of carbon monoxide poisoning at some point in your life. You at least know enough to understand that it’s dangerous, but do you know where it comes…

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How Do I Check to See if My Vehicle Has Been Recalled?

Auto manufacturers try to stay on top of notifying vehicle owners of recalls when they become necessary. Sometimes the vehicle owner might sense something is wrong with their car before…

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November is Child Safety Month. Here’s What You Need to Know

Bringing a child into your life is the ultimate responsibility. Tending to their needs to make sure they grow into happy, healthy adults is a 24-hour-a-day task that can often…

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Common Causes of Airplane Engine Failure

No one boarding a plane wants to think about the potential that they might not make it to their destination in one piece, but for an average of 498 passengers…

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What Does the NP Thyroid® Recall Mean for Thyroid Patients?

When you’re prescribed a medication, you may rightfully have concerns about side effects. When you finally resolve yourself to the idea that the benefits of taking a prescription outweigh the…

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse in Georgia Facilities

It is hard to admit when you cannot take care of an elderly or disabled member of the family. With work schedules and all of the other demands of life,…

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Safety Tech Could Make Rear-End Truck Crashes a Thing of the Past

It seems like every time we turn around there’s been another serious accident involving a semi-truck and smaller vehicles. The fact that these trucks sit so much higher above cars…

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What Are the Most Dangerous Roads in Georgia?

Meandering around on Georgia’s roads can be a dangerous activity no matter where you are. Getting from point A to point B can be a frustrating experience, from road congestion…

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October Is Fire Prevention Month – Our Safety Tips

Updated: October is Fire Prevention Month, and Fire Prevention Week runs from October 9-15, 2022 The goal of both of these annual events is to increase awareness about fire safety…

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Should You Be Concerned about Giving Birth in Georgia?

Whether you were born in a state and have lived there all your life, or you end up a resident by circumstance, you’re at the mercy of their healthcare system…

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It’s Time to Mask Up for Justice!

These are unprecedented times in our country, which calls for unprecedented measures. The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) and Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA) have established a charitable effort, called…

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Atlanta’s Connector May Be a Contributing Factor to Vehicle Accidents

If you live or work in the Atlanta metro you’re very familiar with the traffic patterns. This includes those stretches of highway that make you feel like your day has…

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Can Advanced Safety Systems Really Reduce Risks of Crash Injury?

There are so many hazards that can affect our driving these days that you feel almost like a failure for not having 360 degree peripheral vision at all times. At…

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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…

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Are For-Profit Nursing Homes Engaging in Fraud with Coronavirus Aid?

Over the past five months, the U.S. government has given hundreds of billions of dollars in federal aid to companies across the country. Much of the assistance was given to…

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Courts Are Starting to Hold Amazon Responsible for Defective Products

For years, Amazon has found ways to escape liability for injuries its customers have sustained by products purchased online. They took careful steps to organize the company in such a…

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Georgia Officials May Have Violated the Law by Hiding Coronavirus Information

With the current unreliable state of the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens feel they have very few avenues for receiving credible information. That information is what they use to guide their personal…

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Are Chrysler Minivans a Fire Hazard?

Minivans have become the universal symbol of family safety to vehicle owners everywhere. These vans are not the first choice for most drivers in the market for a new vehicle…

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How Can Your Social Media Posts Hurt Your Injury Claim?

If you use social media, you’re very used to seeing the lives of your friends and family unfold on a daily basis. Sometimes you probably even unfollow some of them…

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Most Common Injuries from Rear-End Accidents

Whether you’re driving down the street, sitting at a stop light, or you’re properly parked and minding your own business, rear end accidents can lead to serious injuries. Rear end…

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Why Were So Many Veterans Treated with Experimental Hydroxychloroquine?

In early July, news broke about the Southeastern Veterans’ Center in Philadelphia treating veterans with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial drug used in the treatment of COVID-19. What made this story different,…

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Frankie Brown Named 2020 Winner of Harris Lowry Manton LLP’s Annual Civil Justice Scholarship

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is proud to announce that Frances “Frankie” Brown has been selected to receive the 2020 Civil Justice Scholarship. Ms. Brown is a 1L student at the…

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Fatal Truck Accident on I-75 North Leaves Three Dead

A collision between a tractor-trailer and an SUV on I-75 in Marietta, Georgia has led to three tragic deaths. Though no information has been released about the cause of the…

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Exposing the Trouble With Tamiflu

In the late 1990s, Tamiflu was touted as the medication that could save your life if you were infected with avian influenza. The drug flew off shelves so quickly that…

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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…

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Childhood Pool Drownings Have Increased, But You Can Flatten the Curve

Swimming pools are supposed to be places of serenity and family fun. Years ago, if you wanted to swim, you would have to visit a lake or ocean or maybe…

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Georgia Nurses File Lawsuit Alleging Fraud

When you work in healthcare there are certain principles that should be a given. One of them is that your job is to do what’s best for your patient. That…

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Research Shows Coronavirus May Cause Deadly Brain Disorders

With so much ever changing information swirling around us about coronavirus it can be quite overwhelming to keep up with. One day you’re told to wipe down groceries before bringing…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Associate Beth Manley Brooks Selected for Georgia Trial Lawyers Association LEAD Program

Harris Lowry Manton LLP, an award-winning, full-service trial law firm with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, recently announced that associate Beth Manley Brooks has been selected to participate in the…

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Butts County Woman Fatally Struck by Tractor-Trailer on I-75 in Shoulder Collision

Late last night, a 39-year-old Flovilla woman exited her car on the emergency shoulder of I-75 and was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer. Amanda Faye Banks had pulled over off…

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Know How to Handle a Truck Backup Accident

Truck backup collisions are fairly common, but they can also cause severe damage and serious injuries. These accidents are typically at low speed because the truck is operating in reverse,…

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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…

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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,…

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Can You Really Rely on Motorcycle Helmets to Protect You?

One of the basic safety commandments for even the most seasoned biker is to wear a helmet when you go out on the road. When you buy a motorcycle, buying…

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A Driver’s Health Can Create Serious Accident Liability

A personal health crisis can happen anywhere at any time. Some occur without warning, while others may offer a person time to call for help. The last thing you expect…

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The Makings of a Bad Faith Insurance Claim

While we elect to carry certain types of insurance, others are required under state law. Even the optional policies aren’t always truly a choice unless you prefer the risk of…

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Whistleblowing in the Face of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Becoming a whistleblower takes a lot of courage because it’s rarely as simple as making an anonymous phone call if you want the wrongdoing to stop, or even be punished.…

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Are Autonomous Vehicles Safe?

Ever since Back To The Future hit the screen, we’ve been hoping and waiting for a car-turned-time-machine to show up in our driveways. While that’s clearly not happening anytime soon,…

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COVID-19 May Be Damaging Placentas in Pregnant Mothers

Under normal circumstances, the last days of pregnancy are scary enough for many expectant mothers. They now have to contend with a contagious virus, known to cause damage to placentas…

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Partner Yvonne S. Godfrey Named an On The Rise Attorney at Georgia Legal Awards

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is pleased to announce that partner Yvonne S. Godfrey was honored as an On the Rise attorney at the 2020 Georgia Legal Awards, presented by the…

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What You Need to Know about the Recall of ASSO and ASSOS Sonoma Wall Fan Heaters

The consumer market is full of products that are created just to make our lives easier. Even if it’s a small luxury, we still look for gadgets that improve daily…

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Not All Mortgage Servicers Are Looking Out for Homeowners during COVID-19

The federal government is trying to help set up protections for homeowners under the current health crisis to minimize bankruptcies and slow the potential of entering an economic depression. It…

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What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

When you send a loved one out into the world every morning, you just take it for granted that you’ll see them come through the door again at the end…

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The Best States for Healthcare – How Does Georgia Stack Up?

Healthcare is a top priority for most voters. No matter where you stand on healthcare, one thing everyone agrees on is that we want access to healthcare when we need…

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How “Blanket Immunity” Protects Businesses from Liability

At the end of April, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell geared up for what may be a contentious battle when he announced his priority for the administration’s next COVID-19 relief…

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Coronavirus Antibody Tests: What Are They? Should I Get One?

Antibody tests are making lots of headlines right now, especially as they become more available to the general public. As Georgia and the rest of the country begin the reopening…

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Georgia Teen Drivers Will Have to Take Road Tests After All

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Nobody asked to get the coronavirus, and we most certainly didn’t expect to be thrown into the middle of a pandemic so quickly without a solid game plan. An unfortunate…

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How to Identify Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Your loved ones are important to you. It’s why the decision to put them into a nursing home is such a heartbreaking one. You don’t want them to feel the…

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Hospitals Aren’t Getting Away with Covering for Negligent Doctors

When you step inside the doors of a hospital, you do so with the expectation that you’ll get qualified medical care during a health crisis. You wouldn’t be there unless…

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More Danger At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Have you ever gone out to eat and wondered if you could get hurt just sitting in a restaurant? In February, patrons of a restaurant in Concourse A at Hartsfield-Jackson…

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Dangers of Tractor Trailers Aren’t Always Predictable

Most of us driving down the highway or even surface streets are abundantly familiar with the risks associated with sharing the road with semi-trucks. You can predict all of the…

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Switched at Death: Identification Gone Wrong

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Georgia’s Nursing Homes Are Experiencing Tragic Covid-19 Outbreaks

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Hospitals Are Making Doctors and Nurses Remove Their PPE During a Pandemic

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What Your Auto Insurance Company Doesn’t Tell You When You’re in an Accident

You pay your car insurance policy every month like clockwork because you know if you don’t, your driving privileges can be suspended or you risk financial ruin if you’re involved…

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Helpful Tips for Georgia Motorcycle Drivers

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A Look at Some of the Latest Georgia Truck Accidents

It’s predictable that trucking accidents will happen. You just never think you’ll be involved in one. However, recently there have been numerous truck accidents on the roadways across Georgia. Truck…

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Georgia’s New Tort Reform Bill (H.B. 1089) Is Dangerous to Injury Victims

The Georgia Legislature is working through a series of bills they claim will supposedly “streamline” the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) and reduce costs for everyone. Whenever legislators discussing…

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What Three Unrelated Truck Wrecks Can Teach Us about Traveling during a Pandemic

Tractor-trailers and commercial vehicles are constant companions when you travel in Georgia, and Atlanta sees its fair share of truck wrecks and multi-vehicle crashes. On April 1st, there were three…

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Unanchored Furniture Causes Injuries and Deaths

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Noticing More Commercial Trucks on the Roads? There’s a Reason for That

On March 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) lifted hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial vehicles carrying certain emergency supplies, including fuel, medical equipment and food. “These exemptions will…

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Atlanta Now Has a Zero-Chase Policy for Police Pursuits

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Fournier’s Gangrene Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

More than 34 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and approximately 90 to 95% of diabetics have type 2 diabetes. Sodium-glucose Cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors, a class of prescription drugs used to…

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Flu Misdiagnosis Ends in Tragedy

Every year the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launch a national campaign in favor of influenza vaccination. Scientists work on vaccines to help safeguard our…

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The Ultimate Car Crash Checklist for Teenagers

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How Amazon Avoids Accountability in Product Liability Claims

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Will New Trucking Technology Help Save Lives by Addressing Fatigue?

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Georgia Top 100, and Rising Stars

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is proud to announce that founding partners and award-winning trial lawyers Jeffrey R. Harris, Stephen G. Lowry and Jed D. Manton were selected for inclusion in…

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The FDA’s Role in Putting Tainted Medications in Our Hands

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Four Dead Reinforces Risks of Flying Small Aircraft

With the recent death of Kobe Bryant, his pilot, and numerous passengers on board his chartered helicopter in the Calabasas hillside, the danger of flying small aircraft has been pushed…

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Distracted Rideshare Drivers Are Causing Injuries

Every month there are approximately 127 million people in the U.S. hailing rides using Uber or Lyft services. These services were created to help riders in numerous situations. They help…

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Autonomous Vehicles Are Here: Approach with Caution

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Unhappy Holidays as Children’s Toys Are Recalled

The holidays are finally behind us and our kids have begun settling in with those new toys they excitedly tore the wrapping paper from. It’s time to take a look…

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Protecting Your Loved One from Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

When you make the heart wrenching decision to place your loved into a nursing home, you do so expecting that he or she will receive compassion and the highest level…

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The Dangers of Space Heaters

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Change in Legislation Now Allows Military Personnel to File Medical Malpractice Claims

For decades, United States servicemembers and their families have been unable to sue the federal government for medical malpractice or wrongful death, due to a 70-year-old court ruling known as…

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Who’s Responsible for Apartment Complex Safety?

There are thousands of apartment complexes across Georgia where people from all walks of life reside. The one thing they all have in common is the right to being safe…

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Buprenorphine Supposedly Cures Opioid Addiction, if You Can Get It

The opioid crisis has been in effect for years, but it’s receiving much less attention these days. It’s an ironic twist that prescription medication is being peddled to help those…

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A Recap of BMW Recalls for 2019

With so many BMW aficionados running around, it’s important that everyone keep up to date with the issues these vehicles may experience on the road. As a driver, you need…

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Tragic Death of 20-Year-Old Construction Worker in Savannah Highlights Safety Issues, Options for Seeking Justice

On January 6, Daniel Blackmore, a 20-year-old construction worker in Savannah, Georgia was killed at a construction site near President Street at 100 SeaPoint Boulevard after being crushed by a…

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When Semi Trucks Cause Hit and Run Accidents

With so many vehicles on the roadways, collisions have just become an inconvenient part of life. Sometimes you’re fortunate to get away without a scratch except for your paint job.…

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Heartburn Medication Recall is Causing a Lot of Headaches

Nobody enjoys taking medication. Unfortunately, a lot of people need medication either to live with a medical condition or to make life a little easier. Heartburn is one of those…

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Vaping Illnesses Are on the Rise

Most smokers are aware of at least one or more health dangers they face due to their nicotine addiction. When e- cigarettes entered the marketplace about a decade ago, they…

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Harris Lowry Manton Secures $8.6 Million Verdict in “The Walking Dead” Wrongful Death Claim

Harris Lowry Manton LLP has obtained a $8.6 million verdict on behalf of Susan Bernecker, mother of late stuntman John Bernecker, who fell to his death while performing a stunt…

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Thousands of individuals die each year in accidents involving semi-trucks. In 2017, nearly 4,700 large trucks were involved in roadway crashes that included the loss of human life, according to…

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When a Cesarean Section Is Delayed: The $101 Million Verdict

A new mother waiting to give birth is already experiencing a mix of emotions. Most expectant mothers have envisioned what it will be like to hold their child for the…

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What Does “Defective Product” Really Mean?

A defective product is one that does not work the way it should. The purpose of a product liability lawsuit is to hold to account a manufacturer or distribution company…

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Is Tesla’s Semi a Safer Alternative to Other Trucks?

News that Tesla was going to begin producing versions of a semi-truck was released in 2017. Production dates have been pushed back a couple of times, but if they can…

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Putting Patriots First: New Bill Would Allow Veterans to Sue for Medical Malpractice

The men and women who serve our country make many sacrifices. One of those sacrifices shouldn’t be receiving subpar medical care. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what many active duty and retired…

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Partner Jeff Harris Recognized as One of Georgia Trend’s 2019 “Legal Elite”

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is proud to announce that partner Jeff Harris has been honored as a top attorney in Georgia, having been named in Georgia Trend’s 2019 “Legal Elite”…

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More Than a Million Vehicles Recalled in Two Days

In the course of 48 hours recalls have been issued for over one million vehicles from two of the three biggest US car makers. Fiat Chrysler has recalled Jeep and…

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Does Insurance Compensate a Pedestrian Hit by a Driver?

In most cases, a car insurance policy will cover the damages when a pedestrian is hit by a car. However, there are times when the policy may not be enough…

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Broker and Shipper Liability in Truck Accidents

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Who Is Liable in a Moving Truck Accident?

If you have ever rented a U-Haul to move, you know how stressful it can be. The truck is bigger and boxier than your car, and the sightlines and blind…

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Internal Organs Commonly Damaged in Car Crashes

When a vehicle moving at highway speeds collides with another vehicle or object, the physical impact on the occupants of the vehicle can lead to serious, even permanent, injuries or…

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Liability for Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries

When we hear about brain injuries, we typically think of blows to the head, as commonly happen in car accidents, assaults or other severe physical trauma. However, not all brain…

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Preeclampsia vs. Eclampsia – What You Need to Know

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Georgia’s Maternal Mortality Rate for Women of Color Is a Big Problem

The number of deaths resulting from any cause related to pregnancy or its management – not including incidental or accidental causes – is referred to as the maternal mortality rate.…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP’s Korinne Morris Earns Elite Paralegal Credential

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is thrilled to announce that our senior paralegal, Korinne Morris, has earned another Advanced Certified Paralegal credential (“ACP”) from the National Association of Legal Assistants (“NALA”)…

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Rule Proposes Protecting Licenses of Georgia Doctors Who Fail to Meet Service Requirements

The Georgia Medical Board is requesting public comment on a rule change that would protect the licenses of doctors who default on their student loans or don’t meet their service…

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Fatal Plane Crash Outside Georgia Leaves Two Dead, but No Injuries

Around 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 30th, a single-engine plane took off from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport on a flight to Salisbury, North Carolina. For reasons still unknown, the plane crashed into…

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Honoring Heroes at the 6th Annual First Responder Appreciation Luncheon

On Monday, October 29, 2019, Harris Lowry Manton LLP held its 6th Annual First Responder Appreciation Luncheon in Daffin Park in Savannah, Georgia. The firm hosts this lunch every year…

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Could Federal Paid Maternity Leave Help Protect Mothers?

When USA TODAY’s explosive expose on the dangers (and frequency) of postpartum hemorrhage and preeclampsia first broke, several states took action to address those concerns. What states have continued to…

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Filing a Product Liability Claim: What You Should Know

Defective product and product liability actions are, unfortunately, common occurrences: think of Takata’s massive airbag recall, children’s toys with choking hazards, or the current vaping illnesses. When you or a…

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Low-Speed Collisions and Concussions

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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…

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Why Are Medical Device Recalls on the Rise?

Most patients are willing to put their trust in the medical professionals around them. While these trained professionals have spent years learning how to properly care for patients in different…

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Lyft Announces New Safety Features in Response to Sexual Assault Allegations

Just a week after 14 women filed lawsuits alleging sexual assault by several Lyft drivers, the rideshare company announced a new “smart trip” feature that can predict when a customer…

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Congratulations, Molly McNeely and Yvonne Godfrey, on Becoming Partners!

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is very proud that Molly McNeely and Yvonne Godfrey have just been promoted from Associates to Partners! Ms. McNeely joined the firm in 2011, and Mr.…

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Congratulations, Melissa Davies, on Being Selected as Harris Lowry Manton’s 2019 Scholarship Winner!

Harris Lowry Manton LLP is pleased to announce that Georgia State University law school student Melissa Davies has been awarded the 2019 Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship. On…

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GM Recalls Millions of SUVs and Pickups for Brake Malfunction

General Motors is recalling approximately 3.5 million SUVs and pickup trucks due to a brake issue that can suddenly make the brakes difficult to use, leading to collisions and injuries.…

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E-cigarettes and Vaping Injuries – What You Need to Know

Over the past few years, vaping and e-cigarettes have become one of the most popular trends in the United States. Widely (and mistakenly) considered to be safer than smoking traditional…

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Radiology Diagnostic Errors Are More Common Than You Think

When you need to have an X-ray taken, or undergo an MRI, you will work with a radiologist. Radiology is the department which handles medical imaging. You may expect when…

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What Happens When Herniated Disc Surgery Goes Wrong?

When a person suffers from a slipped disc, it can lead to excruciating pain. Something as simple as a “minor” back injury could actually be a slipped disc or a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Doctors Are Performing Unnecessary Episiotomies – and Women Are Getting Hurt

When a woman is in labor, she may spend hours pushing. It can be exhausting to the mother, and sometimes lead to fetal distress for the baby. In these cases,…

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Proving a Truck Driver Caused an Accident

When a truck driver causes an accident, that driver may refuse to take the blame for the events that transpired causing frustration for other drivers that may have been involved.…

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Former MLB Pitcher Wins $5.1M Settlement Over Concurrent Surgery Injury

A recent court case involving former Red Sox and White Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks and Massachusetts General Hospital is shining a light on the little-known practice called “concurrent surgeries.” Jenks…

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Stuntman on “Fast & Furious 9” Put in a Medically Induced Coma After Critical Head Injury

Joe Watts, a stuntman working on “Fast & Furious 9,” has been put into a medically induced coma after suffering a serious head injury near London, England. USA TODAY recently…

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Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein Has Been Arrested for Sex Trafficking

In 2008, celebrity financier and serial sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was given an incredibly lenient sentence after pleading guilty to “two state prostitution charges involving a 17-year-old girl,” in a…

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The Danger of Lead Paint Exposure is Still Present

Lead poisoning poses a serious danger. The damage is magnified in children. When lead in paint enters the body of a child, it can produce a number of harmful effects,…

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Blood Pressure Medicine Recalled Over Carcinogen Concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) routinely issues recall reports on specific treatments and drugs based on their potential hazard to human health. Just recently, the FDA reported on…

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Carbon Monoxide in Boats & Campers: Know the Risks

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Allergan Issues Worldwide Recall of Textured Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

Allergan has issued a worldwide recall of its Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders, CNN reports. The products have been linked to a rare type of breast cancer: breast…

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Attorneys Jeff Harris and Rebecca Franklin Harris Discuss Landmark Jones v. CSX Case on the Great Trials Podcast

Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey, hosts of the Great Trials Podcast, recently interviewed trial attorneys Jeff Harris and Rebecca Franklin Harris about their strategy in the landmark wrongful death case…

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Helicopter Accidents – Why and How They Happen

Although not as common as other types of vehicle crashes, can be catastrophic when they occur. Crash landing or plummeting from the air can lead to severe or fatal injuries…

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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Grove City Hospital Leaves 16 Injured and One Possible Death

Mount Carmel Grove City, a brand-new hospital which opened in April 2019 in Grove City, Ohio, is recovering from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease which sickened 16, possibly caused one…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Honored by Daily Report for #2 Medical Malpractice Verdict in Georgia for 2018

Harris Lowry Manton LLP, a full-service catastrophic and personal injury firm with offices in Atlanta and Savannah, was recently recognized by The Daily Report, Atlanta’s top legal publication, for the…

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Failure to Yield Is Dangerous for Everyone on the Road

A failure to yield accident happens when a driver fails to yield the right of way appropriately. These collisions occur when drivers are negligent and fail to follow traffic laws,…

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What to Look for in a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney

If you find yourself in need of a Georgia personal injury attorney, it is important to understand some of the basic characteristics to look for in your legal advocate. Choosing…

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What Is Cerebral Edema?

Cerebral edema, or swelling of the brain, can occur after someone experiences a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain injuries can happen when the head suffers a blow or hit, a…

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Recent Fatalities Shed Light On Dangers For Motorcyclists

Great weather here in Georgia means more people out on the road. For many motorcyclists, spring and summer mean taking their bikes out to enjoy a pleasure ride or commute…

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How to Choose a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Georgia

Although every attorney must graduate from law school and pass the bar exam in order to practice law, not every attorney is qualified to handle medical malpractice cases. If you…

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Have You Subscribed to the Great Trials Podcast Yet?

If television and films tell us anything, it is that people are fascinated by the jury trial process. For example: The television show “Law & Order” ran for 20 years.…

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Ford Issues Extensive Recall on F-150 Models over Downshifting Problem

Some of the most common product liability lawsuits involve defective car parts. Prior to sending their SUVs, trucks, and motorcycles to market, vehicle manufacturers have an obligation to make sure…

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Gwinnett CID Aims to Improve Freight Movement Along I-85

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28 Semis and Cars Involved in Fiery Collision Outside Denver

On Friday, April 26, four tractor-trailers and 24 passenger cars were involved in a collision on I-70 in Lakewood, Colorado. The multi-vehicle collision left six injured, including a fire fighter,…

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K2D Foods’ Ground Beef Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 10 States

K2D Foods, under the name Colorado Premium Foods, is recalling 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef that could be contaminated by E. coli O103. This is a Class I recall.…

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QuikTrip Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-675 South Led to Massive Fuel Spill

A QuikTrip tanker truck filled with gasoline hit at least one other vehicle around 2:00 am on Tuesday morning. The tanker was traveling down I-675 South near Anvil Block Road…

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Many people believe that drunk driving is the most dangerous thing a person can do behind the wheel, but distracted driving is just as serious, and just as risky. Thousands…

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UPDATE: Kids2 Joins Fisher-Price in Recalling Rocking Sleeper after Infant Deaths

Another rocking sleeper product has been recalled after being linked to 5 infant deaths Kids2 has recalled approximately 694,000 rocking sleepers – sold by major retailers such as Target, Walmart,…

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Making a Claim for Pain and Suffering in Georgia

If another person’s negligence has left you seriously injured, no jury award can erase the trauma of the incident, remove the pain, or restore your mobility. Although juries and judges…

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Your SUV Might Not Be as Safe as You Thought

Many Americans mistakenly believe that a larger vehicle increases the safety of the driver and other vehicle occupants during an accident. However, the facts demonstrate that there are too many…

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Three Dead after Fiery Crash at the GA-49 Bypass in Central Georgia

A horrific collision at the intersection of the GA-49 Bypass and Woolfolk Road in Fort Valley, Georgia has left three families in mourning, and a community reeling from the loss.…

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Georgia Police Face Serious Dangers on Our Roadways

In February 2019, a man pulled over to the side of I-285 to refuel his car. He was rear-ended by another vehicle and thrown into the roadway, where he was…

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Uber Driver Charged in Fatal Collision in Atlanta

An Uber vehicle was hit by a semi-truck on Thursday night, around 9:30 p.m., in northwest Atlanta. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police say the Uber driver, 29-year-old Aaron Ragins,…

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Why Medical Devices Are Commonly the Subject of Lawsuits

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a federal mandate to keep the public safe from dangerous and defective products, including faulty medical devices. The FDA carries out this important…

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Another Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crash Kills 157 People

On Sunday, March 10, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane crashed minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people onboard. The jet was leaving Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, headed for Nairobi,…

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Johnson & Johnson Knew about Asbestos in Its Baby Powder

The manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been the subject of numerous product liability lawsuits in recent years. The latest lawsuits have alleged that the company’s world-famous Baby Powder…

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Defective 3M Earplugs Left U.S. Military Personnel with Damaged Hearing

The 3M Company was the subject of a groundbreaking product liability lawsuit in May 2016 involving competing earplug manufacturer Moldex-Metric Inc. In the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District…

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Can a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Increase the Risk of PTSD?

A traumatic brain injury often leads to long-term, even permanent damage to a person’s brain. A mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is one where the effects of the injury may…

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Top Five Common Medical Malpractice Claims

Despite increasing advancements in medical technology, patients are still victims of medical malpractice in Georgia. Although most doctors and nurses strive to provide the best care possible for their patients,…

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The “Hidden” Costs of Serious Injuries and Long-Term Illnesses

Your medical bills, lost wages, car rental expenses and the cost of retrofitting your home: these are the types of expenses most people think of first, after they have been…

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Two Harris Lowry Manton LLP Partners Honored on Georgia Super Lawyers Prestigious Top 100 List

Six Firm Attorneys Named 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Award-winning trial attorneys Jeff Harris and Steve Lowry — partners at Harris Lowry Manton LLP, a full-service trial law firm…

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Why Airbags in Some GM Vehicles May Not Deploy in a Car Accident

General Motors (GM) has been under intense scrutiny for years now because of the company’s defective ignition switches. Much of the focus has been on how the ignition switches can…

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Who Is Liable for Errors Involving Drug Prescriptions?

Prescription drugs can help patients find relief from a wide variety of illnesses. The assumption is often made that a pharmaceutical drug, when prescribed, is safe for use. However, this…

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Parents of Fatally Injured Texas Boy Scout File Civil Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts of America in Cobb County, Ga.

The parents of Elijah Knight – the 14-year-old Boy Scout who was killed when a tree fell on his tent during a thunderstorm at the Bert Adams Scout Camp in…

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Polaris Recalls Recreational Off-Road Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Polaris, manufacturer of recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs), released a joint statement in December 2017 warning the public about the danger of the popular…

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In Medical Malpractice Claims, Who Gets Sued: the Doctor or the Hospital?

Medicine and medical technology advance nearly every day. In addition, doctors and other medical professionals have access to more information and diagnostic tools than ever. We trust our physicians to…

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When Pneumonia Is Misdiagnosed

Kim Porter, the ex-girlfriend and mother of rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs’ children, was found dead in her home on November 15, 2018. Porter, a Georgia native, had apparently been…

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Head-on Collisions in Georgia

Car accidents do not always leave vehicle occupants with life-threatening injuries. However, when two vehicles crash head-on at high speed, the results are often devastating. The victims of these car…

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Defective Brakes in Commercial Trucks and Assigning Liability

A common reason for commercial truck crashes is equipment failure, with brake failure standing apart as the leading cause of mechanically related truck accidents. The Large Truck Causation Study (LTCCS),…

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30 CSX Rail Cars Derail in Macon County, Georgia

On November 17, 2018, more than two dozen CSX railroad cars derailed in Byromville, Georgia, about 50 miles south of Macon. Many of the cars actually tumbled off an overpass…

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Mystery Medicine – Where Do Your Prescriptions Really Come From?

Some people need medications for short-term conditions, like antibiotics for an infection. Others need prescriptions for longer-term conditions, like high blood pressure. Either way, patients rely on pharmaceuticals to keep…

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Georgia’s Exemptions for Personal Injury Victims Filing for Bankruptcy

A personal injury award can be affected by many factors, and filing for bankruptcy is one of them. However, under Georgia law, there are exemptions available for clients who file…

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Four Tractor-Trailers Have Crashed on I-285 in DeKalb County

At least eight vehicles – four of them tractor-trailers – are involved in a DeKalb County crash that has shut down all lanes of I-285 North. AJC.com reports “the [WSB-TV…

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68 People Injured After Dropless Cataract Surgery

At least 68 people have suffered blindness after undergoing cataract surgery, in which a harmful drug was given during the procedure. Numerous residents in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area are…

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Why Beyoncé’s Experience with Preeclampsia Matters to All Mothers

World-famous performer Beyoncé recently gave an interview to Vogue magazine where, among other subjects, she spoke about her pregnancy. She described having preeclampsia while pregnant with her twins, Rumi and…

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Is Georgia’s Medical Board Putting Patients at Risk?

We trust our doctors to be competent, ethical professionals with whom we can share our most sensitive and personal medical problems. We expect doctors to provide us with competent, compassionate…

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New Pediatric TBI Treatment Guidelines Issued by the CDC

Adults who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can incur serious, life-changing consequences, whether the injury is diagnosed as mild, moderate, or severe. Children who sustain these injuries, however, can…

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Increased Risk of Parkinson’s Disease After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, According to New Study

The American Academy of Neurology published a study on April 18, 2018 that evaluates the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).…

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The Future of Autonomous Vehicles? Trucking and Freight.

The race to get autonomous vehicles on the road has been heating up over the past several years. Of particular interest is how autonomous vehicles may shape the future of…

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The Continuing Dangers of Hurricanes

Hurricane Florence, which rolled through the Carolinas and Virginia in mid-September 2018, left in its wake tremendous costs – both financially and emotionally. One estimate places the total property damage…

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Hospital-Acquired Infections and the Risk of Sepsis

When you visit a doctor or hospital in search of medical treatment, you do not expect the care you receive to make your situation worse. Unfortunately, this scenario occurs far…

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Ford Recalls 50,000 Hybrid and Electric Car Charging Cables

According to a company press release, Ford Motor Company is recalling nearly 50,000 EV charging cables in the United States due to a fire risk. In a statement issued August…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP’s 5th Annual First Responder Appreciation Luncheon Was a Success!

First Responders are the heart and soul of our communities. They keep us and our families safe from harm, and protect us when we need them the most. They run…

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Georgia Paves the Way for Self-Driving Cars

Recent legislation passed in the Georgia General Assembly sets guidelines for the operation of autonomous vehicles. Although many Georgia residents are enthusiastic about the prospect of self-driving cars gaining an…

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What Should You Look for in an Attorney if Your Child’s Been Injured?

There’s nothing that we value more in our society than our children. Unfortunately, our children rely on us as well as others to make sure they’re safe. If your…

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Nuisance or Necessity? Electric Scooters Raise Questions in Georgia

If you spend any time in Georgia’s cities, you have come across a Bird: a dockless electric scooter capable of moving up to 15 mph. On the one hand, electric…

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Valsartan Recalls and Your Risk of Developing Cancer

Valsartan is a common ingredient in prescription medications used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure. Over the past three months, multiple pharmaceutical suppliers have recalled batches of the…

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What Should I Say to an Insurance Company after an Accident?

After an accident has been reported to an insurance company, the adjuster will usually reach out and want to take a recorded statement. It’s one thing to report an…

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