When you buy a new car, you expect the vehicle to run properly and without any malfunctions. After all, proper automobile maintenance and repairs are said to ensure that most vehicles run reliably for years. Unfortunately, though, there are plenty of instances where cars leave the factory with costly and potentially dangerous defects. If you have any questions or concerns about the quality and safety of your vehicle, trust that the attorneys at Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C., have years of experience dealing with automobile defects and product liability lawsuits.
Fatal drunk driving accidents traumatize entire families and communities. Not only is every single DUI accident entirely preventable, but various parties often have the opportunity to intervene before an intoxicated person gets behind the wheel of a car. Georgia state legislation recognizes the role that some business owners and proprietors play in fatal drunk driving collisions, and allows for wrongful death claimants to pursue dram shop liability allegations in some cases.
Falls are considered the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the United States, 40 percent of all TBI’s that resulted in death, a visit to a hospital’s emergency department or hospitalization were caused by a fall during the period of 2006 through 2010. For people living in Atlanta, these falls may include nursing home falls, falls at work or falls that occur on public or private property.
If you go to a hospital, the assumption is that you will get better or your condition will improve. However, as many people in Georgia and around the country have learned, medication errors are frequent and can lead to serious injury and even death. For example, a report published in the National Institutes of Health reports that one in seven patients in a hospital had an adverse drug reaction, many of whom had to have additional medical care.
A cancer diagnosis can be an incredibly traumatizing event for not only medical patients but for their families as well. The immediate shock of learning that you have cancer can be frightening, and the idea of having to go through long and painful cancer treatments can seem overwhelming. For too many people, however, the experience is made even worse by the fact that their cancer was not properly diagnosed in the first place.