Georgia Personal Injury Blog

Fatigued or Tired Construction Workers Can Cause Accidents

By Butler Prather LLP on May 30, 2024

Construction work is a physically and mentally demanding activity. It’s also very dangerous. It’s no surprise that construction worker fatigue exists. This arises from extended periods of physical labor without adequate rest, disrupting the body’s natural recovery process and causing reduced coordination and reaction time. When construction workers are fatigued, they can make mistakes that get people seriously injured or even killed.

Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injuries After Accidents

By Butler Prather LLP on May 15, 2024

Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will have a dramatic effect on your life. In fact, the impact may be so severe that it prevents you from performing basic day-to-day activities — like eating, getting dressed, and even walking — without personal assistance.

Posted in: Brain Injury

Jim Butler Has Won Nine Verdicts That Exceed $100 Million

By Butler Prather LLP on May 2, 2024

What does it take to be one of the most successful personal injury attorneys in America? Persistence, hard work, and a keen understanding of the law. But there’s another attribute that separates the truly great attorneys from everyone else – compassion.

Posted in: Firm News

Spring Weather Driving–Staying Safe on Georgia Roads

By Butler Prather LLP on April 30, 2024

Spring in Georgia brings a mix of weather patterns that can change rapidly, creating hazardous driving conditions. The season’s warmth often leads to heavy rainfall, which can reduce visibility and make roads slippery. The fluctuation between warm and cool temperatures can also lead to morning frost, even after a sunny day, which is a particular risk on shaded roads.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Vehicle Parts Commonly Referenced in Product Liability Cases

By Butler Prather LLP on April 15, 2024

The big automakers have a long history of placing vehicles on the market with defects that cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, manufacturers often put profits above safety by refusing to eliminate hazardous defects until they are forced to do it.

Trucking Companies Pressure Drivers into Dangerous Scenarios

By Butler Prather LLP on March 15, 2024

It requires an experienced driver with a clear head and a well-maintained vehicle to safely operate a semi-truck. When trucking companies push their drivers to the limit by forcing them to work long hours under unsafe and arduous conditions, it dramatically increases the chances that a collision will occur, and the true victim of one of these accidents could be you or someone you love.

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Liability: Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Wrongful Death?

By Butler Prather LLP on March 5, 2024

There are people in our lives who make everything better. You probably know someone who can always cheer you up, even when things are going really badly. When you lose a special person in your life, there’s no way to replace them and all the wonderful things they do for you.

Posted in: Wrongful Death

Fact Check: Motorcycles Are More Dangerous Than Cars

By Butler Prather LLP on March 5, 2024

Riding a motorcycle is fun, convenient, and a lot more economical than driving a car. People who are concerned about the environment appreciate the fact that motorcycles leave a much smaller carbon footprint than cars, trucks, and SUVs with combustion engines. But there’s no getting away from the fact that riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving an automobile.

Understanding Trucking Regulations and Accident Liability

By Butler Prather LLP on February 25, 2024

A semi-truck is about 40 times bigger than a car. Crashes involving big rig trucks cause a high rate of fatalities and catastrophic injuries for people in other vehicles. That’s why it’s so important to prevent truck accidents. The trucking industry is regulated by state and federal laws. These rules are designed to ensure that trucks are properly maintained and safely loaded. There are also laws to make sure truckers are properly trained and don’t engage in unsafe activities, such as driving too many hours without taking a break or operating a truck while under the influence of drugs or…

Posted in: Truck Accidents

How Truck Accidents Are Different From Car Accidents

By Butler Prather LLP on February 15, 2024

If you suffered serious injuries in an accident involving a big rig truck, it’s challenging to get the compensation you deserve. That’s why you’ll want to find a personal injury lawyer with a proven track record of success in these cases.

Posted in: Truck Accidents

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