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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.

Medical clinic found liable in the death of an elderly patient

A property owner in Atlanta has a duty to ensure that those who visit his or her home or building will be safe from any hazardous conditions or actions that could lead to injury. As such, he or she can be found liable if an accident that could have been prevented occurs on the premises. If the property is a place of business, that liability is extended to accidents occurring not only from unsafe conditions, but also from the negligent actions of employees.

Driver under investigation in accident with multiple casualties

The damages from car accidents in Atlanta aren't always limited to just the cars. Thousands people are treated in hospital emergency rooms annually for injuries related to car accidents. Many of those injuries are severe and can even lead to the loss of life. Often, the injured aren't the ones at fault, but are instead the victims of the recklessness or bad judgment of someone else. Those responsible may not only face serious consequences, but also will have to live with the knowledge of the damages their actions caused.

Dozens nationwide contract illness from Costco frozen berry mix

In today’s world of product safety testing and FDA standards, we expect the things we buy--from the products we use to the food we eat--to be safe, without the risk of causing injury or sickness. Unfortunately, products do come on the market sometimes that are harmful, and result in consumer injury or death. And food in restaurants as well as storebought is sometimes tainted with bacteria or other substances that cause illness.

Surgical error threatens woman’s life after beating cancer

Beating cancer can be considered one of the greatest achievements of a patient’s life. Therefore, it’s especially tragic if another health threat occurs after the cancer is gone, especially if the threat is the result of a doctor error. Unfortunately, surgical errors happen often in Georgia and the rest of the U.S. Medical malpractice cases for doctor and hospital negligence are common for this reason.

Kidnapping victim in hospital after Dodge County car accident

All too often, people will act first without considering the legal and criminal consequences that can come from driving recklessly and taking other unwise actions. It’s especially sad when a child is hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence. Laws exist to hold people liable for injuring others, and also to hopefully discourage them from making irresponsible decisions in the first place. Unfortunately, these laws don’t always prevent injuries and accidents.

Georgia man faces charges for creating hazard near highway

Laws in Georgia exist to protect people from dangerous property conditions and hopefully prevent an accident. If someone is hurt as a result of property owner negligence, the injured person has the right to seek compensation for his or her medical expenses. Local and state legal authorities would much rather keep a dangerous condition from happening instead, which is why property owners must adhere to a set of rules regarding their property and equipment.

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