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Nursing home sued over resident's wrongful death

Georgia law defines wrongful death as being the death of a person caused the criminal, intentional, reckless or negligent actions of another. In this context, "another" may simply mean another person, or it could mean a business or entity. Oftentimes, the negligent actions of a business may cause harm to others in indirect ways. Yet when a company is charged with caring for individuals, it may be hard to argue that the death of one under their care could not be due to anything but direct action or neglect. 

Brain damage resulting from slip and falls

Georgian residents expect to be kept safe to a reasonable degree when out and about. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. There are some instances where a poorly maintained location will have terrain that lends itself to slip-and-fall incidents. These incidents in turn can lead to brain damage, which can alter a person's quality of life.

When a driver is extremely tired

Many people experience fatigue on a daily basis, whether they have to deal with stress around the household or in the office. Some people, however, may become extremely tired on certain occasions for a variety of reasons. Moreover, driving while in this state can be very dangerous and may result in a motor vehicle collision which claims lives or causes those involved to suffer serious injuries. If you ever find yourself too tired to drive safely, it is important to stay off of the road until you have rested. Sadly, some drivers choose to ignore this advice.

What is GMP?

When a manufacturer makes a product in Georgia, you have the right to expect it is safe. One way that manufacturers ensure they produce safe products is by following GMP. You may wonder what this acronym stands for even if you have seen it before. According to ISPE, this acronym stands for Good Manufacturing Practice.

Man claims his mother's death was preventable

When people in Georiga lose a loved one, they often experience strong emotions as they grieve and learn to cope with an unexpected loss. However, this process becomes increasingly traumatic for people whose loved one passed away in conditions that were the result of another person's carelessness, recklessness or general disregard to another person's safety and comfort. 

Henry County freeway collision caused by wrong-way driver

Many in Rossville may believe that their driving skills will ensure their ability to avoid auto accidents. However, what people cannot account for on the road are the potential reckless and negligent actions of others. Those who choose to engage in dangerous behavior behind the wheel may not only put themselves at risk, but also countless others. All too often, the degree of carelessness displayed by reckless drivers of results in catastrophic collision which produce damages and injuries that cannot be easily compensated for. 

Young and old can suffer slip-and-fall accidents

You may think that only elderly people need concern themselves about slipping and falling. However, we at Harriss and Hartman Law Firm have been representing fall victims in Georgia since 1972. Therefore, we know that injury from a fall can occur regardless of age, from the elderly to young children.

How do I keep my kids safe when walking to school?

It is big responsibility for a child to walk to and from school every day in Georgia. When your child gets to the age where you feel he or she can do it alone, you may still have worries about safety. There are some things you can do to prepare your child and to ensure he or she is ready for such a big step.

Are hands free cellphones really safe?

In Georgia and in many other states in the nation, it is illegal for you to use a hand-held cellphone while driving, according to the National Conference of State Legislators. As a result, you may turn to using hands free cellphones in an attempt to stay in compliance with the law. Although hands free cellphones are marketed as a safe alternative to hand-held devices, they may not be as safe to use as you might think.

How can I keep my pool area safe?

As summer rolls into Georgia, you may start thinking about getting your backyard pool ready for the season. Having a cool, wet place to go when the temperature rises is a welcome relief. However, it is your responsibility as the homeowner to ensure that your pool is a safe place. You have to not only watch out for the people you invite to swim but also you have to be sure to keep people you do not invite to swim safe, such as little children who may wander into the pool area.