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March 10, 2014

Dalton Convenience Store Clerk Killed in Kanku's Express Robbery; Family Seeks Answers

Friends and family are seeking answers in the robbery-homicide of a 36-year-old Kanku's Express convenience store clerk, killed late Sunday evening March 9, 2014.

Kanku Store Clerk Shooting.jpgA Kanku's Express customer called 911, just before midnight Sunday evening, upon discovering the body of a cashier inside a Dalton gas station convenience store.

Whitfield County Police, believe the 36-year-old victim was stabbed during a robbery-homicide. They are now searching for the 21-year-old suspect who they believe is responsible for the violent attack. Surveillance footage shows the assailant stole cash and lottery tickets before fleeing the store on foot.

Jay Chaudhry is in disbelief over the tragic loss of his friend, who, he says, came to the United States from India "to support his family." Mr. Chaudhry is urging witnesses to come forward to bring answers, justice and closure to the victim's family back in India.

Attorneys at The Murray Law Firm are following this tragedy closely and were saddened to learn of the loss of a young man so clearly dedicated to his family. They believe, as the victim was working at the time of the assault, his family is almost certainly entitled to workers' compensation benefits per Georgia law. Such claims may be substantial and will help to provide for those he leaves behind. His family should retain an experienced workers' compensation law firm without delay to ensure their best interests are protected.

Our prayers and sincere condolences are with the victim's family. The Murray Law Firm works tirelessly to protect families who have lost loved ones in workplace tragedies, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed. Anyone seeking legal representation or further information is encouraged to contact us at 404.842.1600 or toll free at 888.842.1616.


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March 3, 2014

Michelle Phillips One of 3 Injured in Martinez Dollar General Crash; Driver Charged with DUI

A Martinez Dollar General store employee and two customers were injured Saturday, March 1, 2014, when a alleged drunk driver crashed through the store on Baston Road.

DrunkDriving.jpgAccording to The Augusta Chroniclereports, a 37-year-old woman was parked across from the Martinez Dollar General around 7:00pm Saturday evening when she accidentally accelerated into the store rather than reversing. Her vehicle crashed through the front doors, striking and seriously injuring a store employee, 38-year-old Michelle Lee Phillips. Two customers were also injured in the crash. Their conditions have not been released.

The driver reportedly registered a 0.12 blood alcohol level at the scene. She has been charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and having an open container of alcohol.

Should the driver be be found at fault for driving under the influence, Michelle Phillips may elect to hold her civilly liable for her injuries. Further, as Ms. Phillips was working at the time e crash, she is almost certainly entitled to workers' compensation benefits per Georgia law. The other injured victims of this crash may also hold the allegedly impaired driver civilly liable for all injuries they suffered during the crash. Total claims may be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and will serve as a gravely needed reminder to all Georgia drivers of the perils of drunk driving.

The Murray Law Firm works tirelessly to protect victims of drunk drivers and we offer our legal expertise, if needed. Anyone seeking legal representation or further information is encouraged to contact us at 706.494.2800.


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February 19, 2014

Georgia UPS Drivers Earn Safety Honors; UPS Work Injury Attorneys Celebrate Driver Safety Recognition

62 Georgia United Parcel Service employees have been recognized in the company's Circle of Honor, a recognition reserved for delivery drivers with 25 years or more of accident-free driving.

UPS Work Injury Attorney.jpgAccording to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia now boasts 342 Circle of Honor drivers, including driver Robert Millican, Jr., who holds 43 years of accident-free driving, making him the "safest" UPS driver in the state.

These numbers are especially impressive, given that UPS drivers are at an unusually high-risk for work related accidents and injuries. Delivery drivers face long days on the road, opening themselves up to road hazards, poor weather conditions and distracted drivers.

These driving dangers, combined with the physical risks of lifting and handling heavy packages on a frequent basis, make delivery drivers particularly susceptible to work-related accidents and injuries.

The Murray Law Firm protects the rights of UPS employees who have been injured while working, whether on the road or off. Our workers' compensation attorneys ensure these delivery drivers receive the medical care they need and the compensation they deserve.

We'd like to congratulate the newest UPS Circle of Honor drivers for making safety their top priority and remind all Georgia drivers to help these dedicated employees maintain their stellar safety records by staying alert on the roadways and providing them a safe distance while passing.

Contact our UPS Work Injury Attorneys at 404.842.1616 or toll free at 888.842.1616.

February 5, 2014

Miguel Cruz Injured As Car Crashes Through Dalton Carpet Store

A car crashed through the Carpet Alley, Inc. showroom in Dalton Tuesday, February 4, 2014, injuring 38-year-old employee Miguel Cruz.

Carpet Alley Miguel Cruz.jpgAccording to the the Dalton Daily Citizen, a 72-year-old driver was spotted weaving and running red lights on South Bypass in Dalton. Deputies attempted to pull the driver over, but he continued at a slow speed, eventually running off the roadway, crossing the center line and accelerating as he crashed straight into the showroom of Carpet Alley, Inc.

Employee, Miguel Cruz, was struck and injured by the vehicle as it crashed through the carpet store. He was rushed Hamilton Medical Center and later listed in fair condition.

As Mr. Cruz was working at the time of the accident, he is almost certainly entitled to workers' compensation benefits per Georgia law. Further claims may also be filed against the driver's insurance, should he be found at fault for impaired or reckless driving. Total financial recovery may be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and would, most importantly, ensure Mr. Cruz receives the medical care he needs. It is crucial that Mr. Cruz retain an experienced work injury attorney as soon as possible to assist in these complex negotiations and to protect his best interests.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in protecting victims of workplace injuries and driver negligence and we offer our legal expertise, if needed. Anyone seeking legal representation or further information is encouraged to contact us at 706-494-2800.


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