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“BWP Cares” Delivers Over 33,000 Meals to First Responders

Butler Wooten & Peak created a non-profit organization by the name of BWP Cares to provide meals to medical providers and heroes on the front lines in Columbus, Atlanta & Savannah, Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic. BWP made the initial seed donation to get the project started and since April 3 over 33,000 meals have been delivered to healthcare workers and first responders. Community members and businesses have donated to purchase more meals for our healthcare heroes. All meals have been purchased from locally owned restaurants. Brooke Peak, marketing director of BWP, is coordinating meal deliveries in Columbus, Atlanta, Savannah,… read more

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Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Head and brain injuries can lead to severe symptoms and long-lasting disabilities for a victim. A person who sustains a traumatic brain injury can suffer from a wide range of symptoms that depend on the initial severity of the injury, how quickly a person receives treatment, and the effectiveness of that treatment. Traumatic brain injuries range from relatively mild to severe, and the symptoms one person experiences may differ from another person who experiences a similar injury. Data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows us that approximately 1.5 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries each… read more

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Does Optimism Bias Lead to Distracted Driving?

When most people think of distracted driving, I think of drivers looking at their phones, eating or drinking, applying makeup, or something similar. However, one thing that is not often discussed is optimism bias and how this affects our driving behavior. Optimism bias refers to the way that people see the world – a person always assuming the best about the future and possible outcomes. On the surface, it sounds like optimism bias is something that is a good thing. It can be because this can help individuals find hope even when things look disastrous. However, there is a downside… read more

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How Serious are Repetitive Stress Injuries?

When most people think of work injuries, they think of traumatic injuries like broken bones, lacerations, puncture wounds, head trauma, and more. However, repetitive stress injuries are one of the most common workplace injuries a person can sustain. However, employees often run into roadblocks when it comes to securing compensation for repetitive stress injuries. Here, we want to discuss the seriousness of repetitive stress or repetitive motion injuries as well as why you may need to seek assistance from an attorney to help you recover compensation in these situations. What are Repetitive Stress Injuries? These types of injuries are caused… read more

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What is Popcorn Lung?

One term that has popped up regularly over the last few years is called “popcorn lung.” This is the nickname for bronchitis obliterans, which is a condition where are the smallest air passages in our lungs sustain damage that makes us cough and feel short of breath. This condition can be caused by breathing in the same chemical that is used to flavor microwave popcorn (hence the name popcorn lung) but can also be caused by other lung illnesses or chemicals. Here, we want to delve more in-depth into how a person can sustain popcorn lung and look at whether… read more

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Vicarious Liability in Georgia

Can one person be held liable for the actions of another person? Absolutely. It is entirely possible for an individual, company, or entity to be held responsible for the actions of another individual. This is called vicarious liability. When it comes to personal injury cases, it is important to understand that there may be various parties to hold liability for causing an injury. In some cases, even though one individual may cause harm to another, there may be someone else who has responsibility for that individual. For example, parents typically have responsibility for the actions of their children. Vicarious liability,… read more

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Unsafe Gas Appliance Injuries

The last thing any person expects is that they will sustain an injury caused by an appliance in their household. However, appliances that operate on any type of gas could malfunction and cause devastating injuries due to an explosion or fire. Here, we want to look at some of the most common injuries that individuals can sustain in the event an unsafe gas appliance malfunctions. Victims of these injuries are often able to recover compensation for their losses, and we will discuss the importance of having an attorney help you with these particular cases. Common Gas Appliances That Can Cause… read more

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What Are the Top Causes of Accidents on Construction Sites?

The construction industry is critically important for the infrastructure of this country. However, those who work in construction open themselves up to substantial risks when it comes to injuries. Construction work is dangerous. Statistics show that this industry is responsible for more fatalities than any other single industry in the country. Those who do survive construction accidents often sustain severe injuries. Here, we want to look at the top causes of accidents on construction sites in Georgia. Top Causes of Construction Accidents You Need to be Aware Of Data available from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) shows us… read more

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What Evidentiary Standard Must be Met for a Georgia Jury to Award Punitive Damages?

When a person sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, they should be able to recover various types of compensation. In most personal injury lawsuits, individuals are able to receive compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. This can include coverage of their medical bills, lost wages, property damage expenses, pain and suffering damages, and more. However, in some situations, punitive damages may also be awarded by a personal injury jury. Punitive damages are typically reserved for situations where the conduct of the defendant was determined to be especially egregious or… read more

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Slip and Falls in Places of Worship

Slip and fall injuries can lead to significant setbacks for victims, and these injuries can occur anywhere. When most people think of a slip and fall injury, and think of grocery stores or sidewalks and parking lots. However, property owners and operators have a duty to ensure the safety of their premises if they allow guests and visitors. This includes places of worship such as churches, synagogues, and mosques. These areas are not immune to lawsuits from individuals who sustain injuries on their premises. Here, we want to discuss how these injuries occur and how to prove liability for these… read more

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