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August 2013 Archives

Murdered Dunwoody man's family sues his widow for wrongful death

Wrongful death is usually termed to be the death of an individual caused by the direct actions or negligence of another that leads to a third party's loss. It's important to remember that a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil matter and is therefore separate from any criminal proceedings regarding the death of the victim. That doesn't mean, however, that someone cannot be tried in both criminal and civil court in Atlanta for the same incident. While the criminal trial is to determine the punitive actions that the state may enforce on the responsible party, the civil trial helps the deceased's family by offering compensation for the emotional and financial damages that they're suffering from.

Recall issued for dry dog and cat food distributed in Georgia

People often hear of "voluntary" manufacturer recalls in Atlanta and may think that returning the affected products or items is optional. The fact is that the word "voluntary" is simply meant to show that the manufacturer has worked out a deal with the appropriate government oversight agency to remove a potentially dangerous product from the market. If and when an injury or illness occurs as a result of using a recalled product, one may still seek compensation from the manufacturer.

Rainy conditions a factor in fatal car accident in Forsyth County

Poor weather conditions are one of the leading causes of car accidents in Atlanta. When the weather is bad, drivers are advised to slow down, pay close attention to the road conditions, and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations. The poor road conditions caused by the weather can increase the potential chances of drivers losing control of their vehicles. Those who choose to ignore that possibility are not only putting themselves at risk, but also the other drivers on the road around them. If and when accidents do occur, the results can be fatal. 

Atlanta assisted living center sued by NFL Hall of Famer's family

With more assisted living centers across the country offering their services to residents who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's, families are often expecting a higher level of care and supervision for their loved ones than assisted living has offered in the past. However, that's not often the case with these privately-owned facilities, which don't face the same level of scrutiny as federally-funded nursing homes. If and when accidents do occur that lead to the injury or death of a loved one in an assisted living center in Atlanta, one may wonder if there is legal recourse if the center is thought to be responsible.

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