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2016 Traffic Fatality Totals Are the Worst They’ve Been Since 2008

Published on Nov 16, 2017 at 6:18 pm in Car Accidents.

Many people in the U.S. are losing their lives on the highway. The fatalities have increased, but the main causes of death are the same ones we’re warned about. Drunk driving, speeding, and not wearing seatbelts all contributed to the increased highway fatalities in 2016.

Other people who share the road with cars also lost their lives at a higher rate. Motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian deaths have increased more than a third since 2008.

Car accidents can be fatal or cause injuries that change your life forever. It’s frustrating when this happens because of another person’s reckless driving behavior. Your injuries could keep you from working or require weeks to recover. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to go through this alone.

Bey & Associates, LLC Attends 2017 Gate City Bar Association Gala

Published on Nov 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm in News.

Bey & Associates, LLC was proud to attend this year’s Gate City Bar Association Gala that was held Saturday, November 11 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Hotel in Buckhead. The event celebrated the 2017 Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame inductees. Scholarships were also presented from the organization to third year law students attending Emory and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.

Founded in 1948, the Gate City Bar Association is the oldest African-American Bar Association in the state of Georgia. The association was organized by ten African-American lawyers to provide the educational, social, and community involvement of a professional association for African-American lawyers who had been excluded from participating in the segregated bar associations in Atlanta and throughout the state.

Older Adults May Be at Risk for Serious Prescription Drug Reactions

Published on Nov 9, 2017 at 5:14 pm in Product Liability.

When you need medical treatment, taking prescriptions drugs is usually part of it. By the time you’re an adult, you have a good idea of what drugs you’re allergic to or what side effects you experience when you take a specific drug.

But your body changes as you age. Older adults might have a stronger response to a drug than a young adult. This reaction could lead to further health complications.

Drugs sometimes have adverse effects that aren’t clearly advertised on the bottle. Or, pharmaceutical companies might have cut corners with research to push the drug to the market faster. These actions can hurt the people who take them. In these situations, you need an Atlanta product liability lawyer. Bey & Associates will stand up for your rights when a product is defective or dangerous.

Bey & Associates, LLC’s Escape the Room Experience

Published on Nov 8, 2017 at 7:55 pm in Fun Stuff.

This past weekend, the legal team at Bey & Associates decided to take our chances at Escape the Room, Atlanta— an interactive entertainment experience in downtown Atlanta. Escape the Room is a real-life adventure game designed for small groups of friends, family members, or co-workers, and features puzzles, clues, and unique challenges that require participants to work together, strategize, and employ creativity and curiosity to escape.

What was the outcome? Here are some pictures:

Bey & Associates Welcomes Ashley Gholamhosseini, Associate Attorney

Published on Nov 3, 2017 at 4:05 pm in News.

We’re excited to announce that Ashley Gholamhosseini has joined our firm as a new Associate Attorney. She has joined our litigation team and will help them deliver justice to victims across Georgia who have been hurt or injured by negligent individuals, companies, and entities.

She comes to us as a prosecuting attorney with significant trial experience in State and Superior Court. She has served as a lead attorney on jury trials, bench trials, and motions in Georgia’s two most populous counties.

Ms. Gholamhosseini graduated in the top 15 of her class in law school and was a member of the moot court team where she competed nationally. She served on the Atlanta’s John Marshall Law Journal where her legislative summary was published in 2011 and received the CALI Award for Immigration Law. Ms. Gholamhosseini received academic scholarships from Just the Beginning Foundation and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Foundation.

What Can We Do About America’s Growing Elderly Population?

Published on Nov 2, 2017 at 4:39 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

About 617 million people are 65 years old or older. With a large elderly population, the need for care communities is increasing. At some point, you might not be able to take care of an elderly loved one and decide to move them to a nursing home.

Some nursing homes don’t provide the best environment for their residents. Whether it’s due to understaffing or staff who are too rough with residents, nursing home neglect does happen.

If you find that a loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home in Atlanta, Georgia, know that you don’t have to deal with this alone. Bey & Associates handles cases like this and will help you and your loved one get justice. Our skilled nursing home neglect lawyers will protect your loved one and work to prevent this from happening at that nursing home again.