Atlanta car accident attorney, Mark Murray, has recovered millions upon millions of dollars in compensation for Clients in Atlanta and throughout Georgia who have suffered a personal injury or who's loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death. The Murray Law firm handles a wide variety cases, and our experienced legal team is devoted to providing our clients with the finest legal services available. Whether you have suffered an injury in a car accident or a truck accident, in a work accident and need to file a Georgia workers' compensation claim or to fight for your rights of compensation, our lawyers are here help you navigate the legal process and recover for your injuries. We have helped clients that were injured through the negligent security of an apartment complex, in a slip and fall accident, or through the medical malpractice of a physician or other medical professional. The Murray Law Firm offers first-rate representation through all phases of the legal process. Regardless of the nature or size of the case, The Murray Law Firm is the choice for those seeking a seeking a top dollar recovery for their personal injuries in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia.
May 2010 Archives
Motorcyclist Airlifted following Cartersville, Georgia Car Accident; 7 Other Car Accidents Reported per Cartersville Personal Injury Attorney
A string of car accidents have been reported in Cartersville, Georgia this weekend. The most serious of these occurred Friday morning, May 28, 2010 at mile marker 298 on I-75 in Bartow County. According to reports, the driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle was airlifted to Cartersville Medical Center following a two-vehicle collision. The motorcyclist was reported to have suffered severe head trauma, but there has been no indication as to who has been assigned fault in causing the accident. Our law firm represents victims of motorcycle accidents, and based upon our experience it is rarely the motorcyclist who is at fault. It is important that the motorcyclist and his family retain a law firm without delay so that an accident reconstructionist can investigate the scene of the accident and the vehicles involved before any evidence is destroyed.
In addition to this motorcycle accident, the Cartersville Police Department has reported 7 additional car accidents this weekend. Among these, a collision at the intersection of Highways 61 and 113 in Cartersville was reported on Saturday morning May 29, 2010. Heavy rains apparently contributed to this accident. On Thursday May 27, 2010, a 2004 Ford Expedition struck the rear of a 2005 Kia near Target at Ga. 3 in Cartersville. The driver of the Ford was cited for following too closely, and the driver of the Kia was transported to Cartersville Medical Center with complaints of neck and back pain. Finally, on Friday May 28, 2010, the driver of a 1999 Ford F-150 fell asleep while traveling north on I-75 and left his lane striking an innocent driver.
Our personal injury and wrongful death law firm handles cases in Cartersville and throughout North Georgia, and we have recovered millions of dollars for victims of car and motorcycle accidents. We extend our best wishes to the victims of these incidents, and offer our legal assistance if needed.
Motorcyclist George A. Thompson II, 50, of Kennesaw Killed by Apparent Drunk Driver; Vehicular Homicide Charges Filed
Our law firm has been notified of a fatal motorcycle accident occurring on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta in the early morning hours of May 28, 2010. According to reports, an innocent motorcyclist, George A. Thompson II, was struck from the rear by a sport utility vehicle near the 17th street bridge. Mr. Thompson, we were saddened to learn, lost his life in this incident. The Atlanta Police Department has indicated that the driver of the SUV , whose name has yet to be released, has been charged with vehicular homicide in the first-degree and driving while under the influence.
The Downtown Connector is one of the most dangerous stretches of roadway in the city of Atlanta. Our law firm has represented many Clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents occurring on the Connector, and we have recently undertaken representation in a similar wrongful death case which occurred just weeks ago at almost the very same location. Innocent drivers, particularly motorcyclists, are at a heightened risk while driving on this corridor, and we hope that federal and state authorities will pursue measures to make the roadway safer.
We extend our condolences to the family of Mr. Thompson, and, if needed, we offer our legal support to his family.
Georgia's Drivers Fall Below National Average for Safe Driving; Rank 32 out of 50 per National Insurance Survey
A recent study by GMAC Insurance confirms what our personal injury law firm has long known...Georgia's roadways are among the most unsafe in the nation. The following article was posted Atlanta Journal Constitution, detailing the results of the GMAC study:
Peach State motorists ranked 32nd in the sixth annual GMAC Insurance survey with a 76.7 score (out of 100) -- below the national average but a significant improvement from a year ago, when Georgia drivers ranked 47th out of the 50 states. Overall the study showed that nearly one in five licensed motorists - roughly 38 million Americans - would fail a written driver's test if taken today.
Kansas drivers ranked first in the nation (82.3 percent average score), with New York motorists coming in last (70 percent average score).
The survey polled 5,202 licensed Americans from 50 states and the District of Columbia. They were administered 20 questions from state Department of Motor Vehicles exams, with additional questions exploring distracting habits, such as texting behind the wheel.
Larry Brian Townsend, 30, Dies in Car Accident at Georgia Highway 316 and Hog Mountain Road near Winder, Georgia
Our law firm has learned of a fatal car accident occurring southeast of Winder, Georgia in Barrow County this past Sunday, May 23, 2010. According to reports, Larry Brian Townsend, 30, was operating a 2000 Dodge Avenger on Hog Mountain Road shortly after 7:00 a.m. when he was struck by a Volvo driven by Shakena Daniel, 20. Mr. Townsend was apparently attempting to make a left hand turn onto GA 316 when his vehicle was "t-boned" by the vehicle driven by Ms. Daniel. We are saddened to report that Mr. Townsend lost his life as a consequence of injuries sustained in this incident. According to OnlineAthens.com, charges are pending against Ms. Daniel. Other news organizations have reported, however, that the Georgia State Patrol has yet to assign fault in the accident.
If Ms. Daniel is found to be criminally at fault in causing this incident, she may also be held liable in a civil action for the wrongful death of Mr. Townsend. Mr. Townsend's family is entitled to damages for their loss, and any recovery may ultimately depend upon the insurance coverage held by Ms. Daniel if she is found to be at fault. Because the coverage may be limited, and because of the fact intensive nature of this incident, it is critical that the family of Mr. Townsend act quickly to ensure that insurance coverage is not exhausted. Lawyers for the family of Mr. Townsend may also want to conduct an independent investigation into the cause of the accident, and this would need to be done before the scene is altered in any way.
Our personal injury and wrongful death law firm has recovered millions of dollars in Georgia for injured victims and families who have lost a loved one at the fault of another. As such, we know firsthand how difficult and traumatic this experience may be for Mr. Townsend's family. We extend our condolences to Mr. Townsend's family and offer our assistance if needed.
Columbus, GA Woman Reports Rape at Apartment on Float Rock Road; Premises Owner May be Liable for Negligent Security
A Columbus, Georgia woman has reported to police that she was raped on Sunday night, May 23, 2010 while in her apartment on Flat Rock Road. According to reports, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a man hooded with a plastic grocery bag entered her apartment against her will. The assailant threatened the victim with a kitchen knife, and forced her into her bedroom where he proceeded to rape her.
Although little is known about the facts of this incident, the victim may be entitled to pursue a civil action against her landlord for failure to properly secure the apartment complex. Our law firm represents victims of rape throughout the State of Georgia. Under Georgia law, an apartment owner has a duty to keep the apartment complex safe. Where an apartment owner has reason to anticipate criminal activity on its property through prior crime at the apartment or in the surrounding area, the apartment owner must take reasonable steps to provide adequate security. If the apartment owner fails to undertake these steps, he or she is liable for any injuries that occur to its invitees as a consequence.
Once retained by a Client who has been the victim of a violent crime at a Georgia apartment complex, we immediately conduct an investigation to determine what level of criminal activity occurred at the property and in the surrounding area, and what measures could have been undertaken to prevent the crime from occurring. We regularly interview current and former residents of the apartment complex, as well as current and former employees of the management company. We will also request from the local police department a criminal activity report to identify what crimes took place on the property and in the surrounding area in the preceding 5 years. In many instances, we learn that the owners of the apartment complex and its management company were aware of violent criminal activity, but did little if nothing to protect its residents.
We express our sympathy to the victim of this horrific incident, and we offer our legal assistance if desired.
A pedestrian injured in a parking lot when he was struck by a drunk driver was awarded $650,000.00 by a Bibb County jury. The drunk driver had a blood alcohol level of .259, well above state limit, and the jury was informed by the Plaintiff's lawyers that the Defendant had previously been cited for driving while under the influence. This is a significant victory for injured victims in Georgia.
Our law firm represents Clients throughout the State of Georgia, and we have recovered millions upon millions of dollars for individuals who have suffered an injury as a consequence of the fault of another. Please contact us if we can be of assistance.
Katherine Greeson, 16, Injured in Rome, GA Car Accident; May be Entitled to Financial Recovery per North Georgia Personal Injury Attorney
Our personal injury law firm has been notified of a car accident occurring on Calhoun Avenue in Rome, Georgia on Monday afternoon, May 24, 2010. According to initial reports from the Georgia State Patrol, Ms. Katherine Greeson, 16, was driving a white Nissan Altima when a Suzuki Sidekick, driven by Gene Procter, 56, apparently ran a red light and struck Ms. Greeson's vehicle. Per Trooper Abraham Chiesa, preliminary evidence indicates that Ms. Procter may have failed to stop at the red light. Ms. Greeson was transported to the emergency room via ambulance with head trauma, while Ms. Procter perished in the accident.
Given Ms. Procter's apparent fault in causing this motor vehicle accident, Ms. Greeson may be entitled to a civil recovery for the injuries and other damages that she sustained in the accident. It is important that Ms. Greeson secure representation without delay as it is critical that both her insurance company and Ms. Proctor's carrier are notified of the incident. Failure to timely notify the insurance carriers may compromise any potential recovery.
Our law firm represents Clients throughout North Georgia in personal injury and wrongful death cases such as these, and we have recovered millions of dollars for individuals who have been injured at the fault of another. We extend our sympathies to the victims of this incident, and we offer our assistance if needed.
Barbara McBride Perishes in Columbus Car Accident; Nelson Baldwin III Charged with Vehicular Homicide
Our law firm has learned of a tragic car accident occurring on Macon Road near the Columbus Public Library on Friday, May 21, 2010. According to police reports and witness statements, Nelson Baldwin III, 19, driving a Chevrolet Impala, failed to yield to an oncoming pickup truck while attempting to make a left hand turn onto Boxwood Boulevard. The pickup truck was unable to avoid a collision with Mr. Baldwin's vehicle, and an accident ensued. We are saddened to report that Barbara McBride, a passenger in Mr. Baldwin's vehicle, perished as a consequence of injuries sustained in the crash. The condition of the occupant or occupants of the pickup truck is not known at this time.
Police reports indicate that Mr. Baldwin has been assessed fault in causing this accident, and he has been cited for second degree vehicular homicide. These are criminal charges, however, and Mr. Baldwin may also be held liable in a civil action for the wrongful death of Ms. Johnson and the injuries to the occupant or occupants of the pickup truck. The victims and their families are entitled to damages for their losses, and any recovery is ultimately dependent upon the insurance coverage held by Mr. Baldwin. Because the coverage may be limited, it is critical that the family of Ms. McBride, as well the occupant or occupants of the pickup truck, act quickly to ensure that insurance coverage is not exhausted.
Our firm has, unfortunately, represented many victims and their families in these types of accidents. We represent Clients throughout the State of Georgia and, too often, we see victims of car accidents such as these go uncompensated for a failure to timely pursue a civil action against the at fault driver. We extend our sympathies to the victims of this terrible accident, and we offer our legal assistance if needed.
A Macon County jury has awarded the victim of a motorcycle accident $650,000.00 for injuries caused by an errant motor vehicle operator. This is yet another significant result for victims of motorcycle accidents in the State of Georgia.
Christopher Owens, 22, of North Carolina Perishes in Motor Vehicle Accident on Downtown Connector; Repaving Crew May Be At Fault in Causing Accident
Our law firm has learned of an unfortunate motor vehicle accident which occurred on the I-75/I-85 connector early Sunday morning May 16, 2010. According to news reports, Christopher Owens, 22, of North Carolina was driving a Jeep Patriot at approximately 5:10 a.m. when his vehicle struck the back of a dump truck working on a Department of Transportation repaving project. Mr. Owens perished in this incident, and his two passengers were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where they were listed in critical condition.
This article garnered my personal attention as last week I narrowly avoided an accident at the very same location. I was traveling northbound on the I-75/I-85 connector last Thursday night when I had to quickly swerve to avoid a caravan of repaving trucks working on the project. The caravan was travelling at a very low speed, perhaps 5-10 miles per hour, and inadequate warning was given to approaching vehicles. I was traveling at approximately 60 miles per hour in the left most lane of the highway when I quickly came upon the caravan. I was lucky that the lane to my right was open so that I could maneuver to avoid an accident. I fear that Mr. Owens may have faced a similar circumstance, but was unable to avoid the collision.
The family of Mr. Owens, as well as Mr. Owens' passengers, may, in fact, have a civil negligence claim against the repaving crew for causing this tragic accident. In order to appropriately assess whether the repaving caravan was at fault, it is imperative that legal representatives for the family and the passengers act quickly to secure the Department of Transportation's video surveillance footage. We have handled many cases involving motor vehicle accidents on I-75 and I-85, and we know from personal experience that this surveillance footage may be destroyed if not secured immediately. We extend our condolences to the family of Mr. Owens, and, if needed, we offer our legal support to his family and the other victims of this tragic accident.
CORRECTION: Ralph Baier, 87, of Marietta, Dies in Car Accident Caused by Apparent Negligent Driver; Reva Levin Schuster Not at Fault in Causing Accident
CORRECTION: YESTERDAY WE POSTED A BLOG ENTRY REPORTING ON AN UNFORTUNATE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT OCCURRING IN COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA. AN INITIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM COBB COUNTY POLICE, SUBSEQUENTLY REPORTED BY THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION, INDICATED THAT REVA LEVIN SCHUSTER WAS AT FAULT IN CAUSING THIS ACCIDENT. WE HAVE SINCE BEEN CONTACTED BY COBB COUNTY POLICE AND INFORMED THAT IRENE EARLS, NOT REVA LEVIN SCHUSTER, HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE AT FAULT DRIVER IN THIS INCIDENT. WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY COBB COUNTY POLICE THAT IT WAS IRENE EARLS WHO ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A LEFT HAND TURN ONTO SEWELL MILL ROAD AND ENTERED THE PATH OF MS. SCHUSTER'S VEHICLE. WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE TO MS. LEVIN AND HER FAMILY FOR THIS CIRCUMSTANCE, AND WE HAVE REMOVED THE BLOG ENTRY IN ITS ENTIRETY FROM OUR WEBSITE.
CORRECTION: Ralph Baier, 87, of Marietta, Dies in Car Accident Caused by Apparent Negligent Driver; Reva Levin Schuster Not at Fault in Causing Accident
CORRECTION: WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT THE INITIAL COBB COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE RELATING TO THIS ACCIDENT CONTAINED INCORRECT INFORMATION. WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY COBB COUNTY POLICE THAT IRENE EARLS, NOT REVA LEVIN SCHUSTER, HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE AT FAULT DRIVER. WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT IT WAS IRENE EARLS WHO ATTMEPTED TO MAKE A LEFT HAND TURN ONTO SEWELL MILL ROAD AND ENTERED THE PATH OF MS. SCHUSTER'S VEHICLE. we aopoplogizwe to reva levin and her family for any pasin
A tragic motor vehicle accident occurring in Cobb County last night has claimed the life of Ralph Baier, 87, of Marietta. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys have been informed that the accident may have been caused by the negligence of Reva Levin Schuster, 57, of Marietta. Police reports and witness statements suggest that Mr. Baier was a passenger in a Chevrolet Malibu driven by Irene Earls, 70, also of Marietta. Ms. Earls was heading northbound on Johnson Ferry Road near its intersection of Sewell Mill when Ms. Schuster, driving a Honda, apparently made a left hand turn and entered the path of the Mr. Earls' vehicle. The Honda struck the Malibu on the passenger side, causing Mr. Baier to suffer massive head trauma. All three individuals were transported to North Fulton Hospital, but, unfortunately, Mr. Baier never regained consciousness.
The evidence as we understand it at this point appears to indicate that Ms. Schuster was at fault in causing this accident. As such, our wrongful death attorneys believe that Mr. Baier's family has a legal right to pursue a claim against Ms. Schuster for the death of their loved one. Ms. Earls may also seek to pursue a personal injury claim against Ms. Schuster for the injuries that she has incurred, as well as the property damage to her vehicle. Given the fact intensive nature of this case, it is imperative that both Ms. Earls and the family of Mr. Baier involve an experienced law firm to assist them with their claims. If Ms. Schuster disputes her fault in causing the accident, it may be necessary for an attorney to immediately hire an accident reconstructionist to recreate the accident.
Our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in Georgia for injured victims and families who have lost a loved at the fault of another. As such, we know firsthand how difficult and traumatic this experience is for Ms. Earls and the family of Mr. Baier. We extend our condolences to Mr. Baier's family and we wish a speedy recovery to Ms. Earls.
Patron Robbed and Beaten at Gunpoint at Days Inn Hotel in Norcross, Georgia; Victim Entilted to Damages per Atlanta Premises Liability Attorney
A patron of a Norcross, Georgia Days Inn Hotel located on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard was attacked while in the parking lot of the hotel this past Saturday night. The 46-year-old victim was approached by two men who demanded that the victim give them his valuables. One man aimed a handgun at the victim, while the other man beat him. The two men subsequently took his money and other personal items before fleeing in a light-colored four door car. The hotel's video surveillance system apparently captured one of the suspects on tape.
Our law firm regularly represents victims of assaults while on the premises of hotels, and the victim in this case would appear to have a claim against Days Inn for failure to adequately secure the hotel's parking lot. Under Georgia law, a property owner's duty extends to protecting visitors from third-party criminal acts under certain circumstances. Doe v. Prudential-Bache/A.G. Spanos Realty Partners, L.P., 268 Ga. 604, 492 S.E.2d 865 (1997). Specifically, a property owner has a duty to exercise ordinary care to prevent foreseeable third-party criminal attacks. Sturbridge Partners v. Walker, 267 Ga. 785, 786 (1997). It would appear that Days Inn failed to carry out this duty in this circumstance, and the victim would be entitled to monetary damages as a result.
We have recovered millions of dollars for victims of crime in premises liability cases. It is imperative that the victim retain a lawyer to assist him to ensure that all evidence is preserved as video tape surveillance is often destroyed. We wish the victim of this unfortunate incident a speedy recovery, and offer our assistance if needed.
Tony Horton, Jr., 18, Demontae Sorrells, 19, of Covington Killed in Newton County Car Accident; Families will be Entitled to Wrongful Death Civil Award per Atlanta Accident Attorney
Our law firm has been notified of a terrible accident occurring this past weekend in Newton County, Georgia. Tony Horton, Jr., 18, and Demontae Sorrells, 19, of Covington were killed when a vehicle driven by Demario Horton, 19, left the roadway and stuck a tree. Mr. Horton, Jr. and Mr. Sorrells were passengers in the car. The Georgia State Patrol suggests that Demario Horton was operating a Chevrolet Impala northbound on Almon Road when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve. The Impala then left the roadway, and then struck a tree on the right side before hitting a second tree on the left side. Demario Horton was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital, and charges against him are pending.
Given Demario Horton's apparent fault in causing the accident, the families of the victims may elect to pursue a civil wrongful death lawsuit against Ms. Horton. The case will be worth a significant sum, and the families must act quickly to ensure that any and all available insurance policies are protected.
Our wrongful death law firm has extensive experience in these cases, and verdicts can be substantial. Given our experience, we recognize that it is imperative that the families' attorneys act quickly to ensure that any all evidence relating to this accident is protected. We wish the families our condolences, and offer our support in any way possible.
Pennie Ann Cearfoss, 47, Killed in Cobb County Car Accident, 4 others Injured; Victims and Families Eligible for Millions of Dollars per Atlanta Accident Attorney
Our Atlanta wrongful death law firm has learned of a motor vehicle accident in Cobb County Friday afternoon which claimed the life of Pennie Ann Cearfoss of Dallas, Georgia. According to police reports and witness statements, Ms. Cearfoss was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer on Midway Road in the Powder Springs area when Jeffrey L. House turned his Jeep Comanche in front of the Blazer while making a left hand turn onto Lost Mountain Road. The Blazer collided with Mr. House's vehicle, and then struck a Honda Odyssey driven by Annabelle Cordova, 61, of Powder Springs. After striking the Odyssey, the Blazer overturned. A passenger in Ms. Cearfoss' vehicle, Joshua Cearfoss, 17, was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. Two other passengers in Ms. Cearfoss' vehicle, Justin Cearfoss, 17, and Jeffrey Cearfoss, 25, were taken by ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center, and they are listed in stable condition. Ms. Cordova was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where her injuries were described as of non-life threatening injuries.
Criminal charges, including vehicular homicide, are anticipated to be filed against Mr. House. Because of these criminal charges, Mr. House will most certainly be liable in a civil action for the wrongful death of Ms. Cearfoss and the injures he caused to the other victims. The victims and their families could potentially recover millions of dollars. The ultimate recovery is dependent upon the insurance coverage held by Mr. House and, because the coverage may be limited, it is critical that the family of Ms. Cearfoss, as well as the other victims, act quickly to ensure that insurance coverage is not exhausted.
Our firm has, unfortunately, represented many victims and their families in these types of accidents. We have, too often, seen victims of car accidents such as these go uncompensated simply for a failure to not quickly pursue a civil action against the at fault driver. We hope that the victims and families in this matter do not face similar circumstances, and we offer the support of our firm if needed.
Motorcyclist, Ronald Starnieri, Killed in Douglas County after Collision with Pickup Truck; Family of Victim May Elect to Pursue Wrongful Death Case Against At-Fault Driver per Atlanta Accident Attorney
Our law firm is saddened to report yet another tragic accident occurring on Atlanta's roadways. A motorcyclist, Ronald Starnieri, 63, was killed yesterday afternoon following a collision with a trailer that became dislodged from a pickup truck. The accident happened near the intersection off Lee Road and Park Avenue in Douglas County, and, according to witnesses, the truck was maneuvering a curved roadway when its trailer came unhitched. Police have charged the driver of the truck, Don Harold Yarbrough, 53, with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, failure to maintain his lane and failing to secure the trailers load.
In light of the criminal fault of Mr. Harold, Mr. Starnieri's family has the right to pursue a civil lawsuit against Mr. Harold for the wrongful death of their family member. Although it is difficult to assess the value of a lost life, Mr. Starnieri's family family will most definitely be entitled to a significant sum (perhaps millions of dollars). The value of the case will be enhanced by the fact that Mr. Harold was apparently driving while intoxicated, and this circumstance will allow lawyers for the victim's family to pursue a punitive damages award. We hope that Mr. Starnieri's family elects to pursue a case against Mr. Harold, as he deserves the full punishment allowed by the law.
Our law firm has extensive experience in representing families who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one at the fault of another. Given the complexity and the high value associated with these cases, we understand that it is critical that Mr. Starnieri's family retain a capable law firm that has the capacity and knowledge necessary to vigorously pursue the family's interests. We extend our condolences to Mr. Starnieri's family and offer our assistance in any way.
Two women who were shot after they were followed to their car in the parking lot of a night club in Gwinnett County near Atlanta were recently awarded $1,101,589.00 each for their injuries. This premise liability shooting case demonstrates that the public has little tolerance for proprietors of malls, hotels, and apartment complexes who do little or nothing to protect the security of their patrons. As an Atlanta premise liability law firm, we continue to vigorously represent our Clients throughout Georgia against these negligent property owners.
Rapes, sexual assaults, and violent attacks regularly occur in shopping malls, hotels, apartments, and parking lots in Atlanta and other major cities in Georgia. In Georgia, a property owner may be responsible for protecting those legally on his or her property from such criminal acts under certain circumstances. For example, if the owner of a mall, hotel, apartment, or parking lot has reason to anticipate a criminal act based upon the occurrence of prior similar acts, there is then a duty to exercise ordinary care to guard against any further criminal acts. If the owner fails in this duty by failing to control access to his or her premise, by failing to have adequate security, or by failing to have proper lighting on the property, the property owner is liable to anyone suffers injuries as a consequence.
Premise liability cases are difficult and expensive to litigate. Individuals who have been the victim of a rape, shooting, or attack while at a hotel, shopping mall, or apartment complex should be certain that the attorney whom the elect to represent them is qualified and capable of doing so.
The family of a man killed while riding a scooter has settled their claim against the at fault party with the assistance of their Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers. As a personal injury law firm handling wrongful deaths, brain and spinal cord injuries, and other injuries occurring as a consequence of motorcycle accidents, we believe that this was a good result for the family.
The wrongful death decedent was killed whole operating his motor scooter on a Georgia Highway in July of 2007. An individual in an automobile cut the decedent off causing a head on collision. The decedent died at the scene as a consequence of massive head trauma. The at fault party tested positive for cocaine shortly after the collision, as well as THC.
In addition to the personal liability of the at fault party, lawyers for the decedent argued that his employer was also liable under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Under this theory of the law, an individual's employer can be liable for the negligent acts of the employee if the negligent acts occur while the employee is acting in furtherance of the employers business at the time of the negligent act.