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What Should I do if My Car Was Recalled?

The last thing that anybody wants to receive in the mail is a recall notice for their vehicle. However, recall are often misunderstood. Here, we want to discuss what steps you should take if you discover your car is facing a recall. In some cases, it is imperative that you act immediately to ensure that you do not get involved in an emergency caused by a faulty vehicle. In other situations, a recall may be for a relatively minor problem with the vehicle. How Will I Know if My Car is Recalled? The last thing you likely expect is to… read more

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The Fatal Four on Construction Sites

Those who work in construction face risks every day. In fact, workplace safety data from the US government shows that approximately one out of every five worker deaths each year in this country revolves around the construction industry. Here, we want to look at what has been termed the “Fatal Four” for construction sites. That is, we will examine the four most hazardous fatal conditions that arise at construction sites in Georgia and throughout the US. What Are The Fatal Four And How Are They Prevented? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has partnered with employers, safety professionals, and… read more

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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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The Difference Between Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents

When a person sustains a fall injury as a result of the careless or negligent actions of a property owner, they can sustain significant injuries that lead to major setbacks. Property owners have a duty to ensure the safety of their premises for those who have a right to be there, and if they fail to maintain proper walkways, this can lead to “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accidents. Data from the National Safety Council shows that falls are among the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the US, and these falls are often the result of slip… read more

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Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death in Georgia

If you have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, company, or entity in Georgia, you may be entitled to various types of compensation for your losses. Family members of the deceased are allowed to file wrongful death claims in civil court, but they have to do so within a certain timeframe, according to Georgia law. Here, we want to discuss the Georgia wrongful death statute of limitations. We strongly encourage you to work with a skilled attorney who has experience handling these complex claims as you move forward throughout this process. What… 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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