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Have You Been Injured Due To A Prescription Medication Error?

By Hawkins Spizman |

We rely heavily on the judgment of doctors and medical professionals when we are ill or injured. While we may be determined to advocate for ourselves, few people have the expertise needed to fact check all the decisions that our doctors make for us. This can make patients especially vulnerable to errors. This often… Read More »

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Who Is Liable For Workplace Electrical Burn Injuries?

By Hawkins Spizman |

If you have sustained an electrical burn, you know how painful and debilitating they can be. It’s common to accept some degree of risk when it comes to performing your job–especially in certain industries, such as construction–however, no employee gets paid enough to suffer the consequences of an electrical burn. Electrical burns are different… Read More »

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Injuries Sustained In Reckless Driving Accidents

By Hawkins Spizman |

Car accidents are increasingly common in Georgia, and in the vast majority of these accidents, reckless driving is a factor. When drivers operate their vehicles with reckless disregard for the consequences, it is a crime in Georgia. While this may be of little comfort to you, it does have benefits legally. Because reckless driving… Read More »

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Are You Facing Reckless Driving Charges In Atlanta?

By Hawkins Spizman |

Reckless driving charges may seem like any other traffic violation, but they can have serious consequences for you. Many people think that a reckless driving charge is no different than a speeding ticket or moving violation, and may blow it off, however, reckless driving is actually a criminal offense in Georgia, and can carry… Read More »

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Did Bad Vehicle Maintenance Cause Your Crash?

By Hawkins Spizman |

If you’ve been involved in a car crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be feeling angry, frustrated, and upset. However, it’s not always immediately apparent what caused a crash. Sometimes you can be certain that you were not at fault, but still be unclear on what exactly caused the crash… Read More »

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Massive Accident Causes Semi-Truck Carrying 10,000 Pounds Of Candles To Catch On Fire

By Hawkins Spizman |

In 2021, a massive accident involving multiple vehicles and semi-trucks occurred on I-285 in Atlanta. The accident occurred on I-285 southbound, near the airport, during rush hour.  Witnesses report that the accident was precipitated when the driver of a truck either fell or jumped outside of the moving vehicle. The still-moving truck then went… Read More »

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What’s The Difference Between a Concussion And A Traumatic Brain Injury?

By Hawkins Spizman |

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is essentially a disruption of normal activity in the brain. This can be caused by a blunt force, a rapid or jarring motion, or a penetrative wound to the skull. TBIs can cause a wide-range of symptoms, ranging from pain to changes in mood, personality, and mental health. Some… Read More »

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Georgia Train Accidents Are More Common Than You May Think

By Hawkins Spizman |

Trains may seem like a thing of the past but they are very much still up and running. Not only that, they are still a major source of death and injury in Georgia. It’s estimated that a car or person is struck by a train every 3 minutes in the United States, and there… Read More »

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Understanding Motorcycle DUI Laws In Georgia

By Hawkins Spizman |

If you have been charged with a DUI while riding a motorcycle in Georgia, you may have been caught off guard. Not everyone is aware that the same laws and regulations that apply to drivers of standard passenger vehicles also apply to motorcycles. However, like all other drivers, motorcyclists have impliedly agreed to adhere… Read More »

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Study Finds Alcohol A Factor In Majority Of Fatal Wrong-Way Accidents

By Hawkins Spizman |

As the name suggests, wrong-way driving accidents are accidents in which one driver is driving the wrong way on a highway or road and collides with another vehicle who is traveling in the correct direction. As you can imagine, there is little you can do once you see a car barreling toward you at… Read More »

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