Atlanta Personal Injury Blog

Understanding Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Georgia

Understanding Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in Georgia

When you have lost someone close, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may not be your first thought. But the impact of one’s death can be more than just an emotional trauma. It’s often financial as well. For many, wrongful death claims also provide a means of accountability for careless, reckless, or even criminal acts, and… Read More

What is Considered Negligence in a Car or Truck Wreck Case?

What is Considered Negligence in a Car Accident Case

Car and truck wrecks occur in many different ways, but the common thread with almost all of them is negligence. Negligence is when somebody fails to use reasonable care when they had a legal responsibility to do so, causing harm to someone else. Reasonable care is acting as a reasonably prudent person would in the… Read More

Are All Civil Claims in Georgia Subject to a Statute of Limitations?

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Statute of limitations is the amount of time you have from when an act occurs until you must file a lawsuit.  The case does not have to conclude by the statute, it just has to be filed.  There are a number of factors that go into the statute of limitations so, if you want to… Read More

What Defines Inadequate Security? 5 Examples Worth Exploring

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The inadequate security definition recognized by most Georgia courts is the failure of a property owner, property manager, event organizer, or private security firm to ensure a sufficient degree of security so that residents, patrons, guests, patients, students, or other invitees will be reasonably safe from violent crime.  Inadequate security, also sometimes referred to as… Read More

Georgia Premises Liability Claims for Falling Through or Out of Windows

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Injury or death due to falls from windows can be the basis for a Georgia premises liability lawsuit – an area of law with which Apolinsky & Associates, LLC, Atlanta injury attorneys, have extensive experience. Georgia Window Fall Cases Our Atlanta premises liability attorneys have handled several Georgia window fall injury and wrongful death cases…. Read More

Bed Sores, Pressure Ulcers, and Other Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

signs of nursing home negligence

Anyone with a relative who resides in a nursing home has likely had a nettlesome thought or two about the level of care their loved one is receiving. We’ve all heard at least one horror story of nursing home care gone terribly wrong. While some lapses might be minor or easily explainable, there are some… Read More

Negligent Driving Causing Death in Georgia

Negligent Driving Georgia

Hundreds of thousands of large trucks thunder across Georgia roads daily, a critical wheel in our state and national economy. With the rise of e-commerce, trucking companies, licensed motor carriers, third-party logistics firms, manufacturers, and sole proprietor drivers/independent contractors are expanding operational fleets to meet consumer demand – meaning there are more big trucks on… Read More

Were You Injured in a Single-Vehicle Accident in Georgia? An Attorney Can Help

Single-Vehicle Accident in Georgia

When discussing car accident lawsuits, we think often of suing the “other driver.”  However, the Georgia Department of Transportation reports 43 percent of deadly crashes in the state last year were those involving just one driver. If you were injured in a single-vehicle accident in Georgia, an attorney can help you recover damages. An average… Read More

Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Claims

Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Claims

The latest figures from the National Coalition on Aging reveal elder abuse has reached epidemic proportions, with 1 in every 10 Americans over 60 having experienced some form of abuse. That’s nearly 5 million elder abuse cases annually. Worse, these estimates are low, considering a National Research Council conclusion that just 1 in 14 of… Read More

When Negligence Leads to Wrongful Death: Recovering the Loss of a Loved One in Georgia

When Negligence Leads to Wrongful Death: Recovering the Loss of a Loved One in Georgia

When negligence leads to wrongful death in Georgia, representatives of the person who died can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the tortfeasor(s) (persons alleged to be responsible) to collect damages for things like lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and loss of emotional support. The crux of “liability” – or another person’s obligation… Read More