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Cpl. William Solomon (WTOC)

Cpl. William Solomon (WTOC)

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Corporal William Solomon was reportedly struck and severely injured by a tractor trailer while conducting traffic at the Garden City Terminal Monday afternoon, March 2, 2015.

According to WTOC News, Cpl. Solomon was coordinating traffic operations at the Georgia Ports Authority, around 3:30pm, when he was hit by the tractor trailer. Cpl. Solomon was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with critical injuries, per media reports. His current condition has not been released.

The tractor trailer driver is allegedly facing charges in the accident, including driving under the influence and operating a vehicle without a tag.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this horrific accident continue to emerge, and should the tractor trailer driver be found at fault for operating while impaired, Cpl. Solomon and his family may elect to pursue a legal action against the driver’s insurance carrier. Additional claims may be filed with the trucking company, should their negligence or lack of employee screening be found to have contributed to the accident. Claims of this magnitude will demand the trucking company reevaluate employee screening and driver safety training programs, potentially sparing many lives.

Additionally, as Cpl. Solomon was working at the time of his injury, he is almost certainly entitled to substantial workers’ compensation benefits, per Georgia law.

The Murray Law Firm works tirelessly to protect victims of impaired and negligent drivers and we offer our legal expertise, if desired. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us at 912.385.9690. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Union City Police believe the gunmen's clothing may yield clues. "One of the suspects wore what appears to be patterned pajama bottoms with brown moccasin-type shoes while his accomplice wore dark-colored pajama bottoms with white and black sneakers." (Fox Atlanta)

(Fox Atlanta)

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A dairy queen employee was reportedly shot and injured during an armed robbery at the Union City location Wednesday, January 30, 2015.

According to Fox Atlanta News, two masked gunmen entered the Union City Dairy Queen on State Route 14 shortly after 8:30pm Wednesday evening. One assailant allegedly forced two employees into the freezer while the other assaulted and shot the store manager during a violent armed robbery.

The injured employee’s condition has not yet been released. Police are still searching for the two suspects.

Our Legal Take

Advocates for workers’ rights at The Murray Law Firm are following the shooting closely and believe, as the store manager was working at the time of the shooting, he will almost certainly be entitled to substantial workers’ compensation benefits per Georgia Law.

It is critical the injured employee retain an experienced workers’ compensation firm to assist in securing these benefits, however, as the workers’ compensation system is complex.

The Murray Law Firm has undertaken the representation of many victims of workplace violence cases, such as this one, and we have all too often seen the value of such claims compromised as a consequence of a failure to quickly secure the assistance of an attorney. Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies are often more concerned with limiting their financial exposure and returning employees to work quickly than protecting the long-term interests and medical needs of the victims. As such, having an experienced attorney to negotiate these claims can often mean the difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in protecting victims of workplace violence and we offer our legal expertise, if needed. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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An Austell Dollar General employee was reportedly shot and injured during a robbery Monday night, October 3, 2014.

According to The Atlanta Crime Examiner, an armed assailant entered the Dollar General store at 710 Six Flags Drive around 7:00pm Monday evening. The suspect allegedly fired his gun toward an employee at the cash register and ordered him to open the safe. The gunman then reportedly fired a second round when the employee had trouble opening the safe.

Per media reports, the assailant fled the scene with the cash. The store employee was treated at Wellstar Kennetone Hospital for gunshot wounds.

Our Legal Take

As police continue their search for a suspect, advocates for workers’ rights at The Murray Law Firm are following this horrific shooting closely. They believe, as the victim was working at the time of the assault, he is almost certainly entitled to substantial workers’ compensation benefits per Georgia law.

Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies are often more concerned with limiting their own financial exposure and returning employees to work quickly than the long-term medical care and needs of employees. The victim should retain an experienced workers’ compensation law firm without delay to handle negotiation of this complex claim and ensure their best interests are protected.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in protecting victims of workplace violence and we offer our legal expertise, if needed. Anyone seeking legal representation or further information is encouraged to contact us at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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