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Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Published on Sep 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

When someone you love is living in a nursing home, it is assumed that they are properly cared for. However, they may not be receiving the high level of care that they deserve. The sad reality is, Nursing Home Abuse is all too prevalent in today’s society.

There are a few different ways for an elderly person to be abused or neglected at a nursing home facility. Some of the most common forms of Nursing Home Abuse include:

Physical Abuse

This form of abuse is typically the most easily recognizable among nursing home residents. This is because of the obvious physical signs a resident may suffer or exhibit. Some common forms of physical abuse include:

  • Slapping
  • Kicking
  • Punching
  • Unnecessary use of restraints (straps or chains)

Any intentional infliction of physical harm that results in physical pain, bodily injury, or impairment may be considered physical abuse.

How to Protect Your Elderly Loved One From Nursing Home Abuse

Published on Jul 28, 2016 at 7:41 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Bey and Associates have decades of experience advocating and protecting individuals and families who have been affected by nursing home abuse in Georgia.

There are six million people above the age of 65 in the United States. Many of those people will require some form of assisted living as they age, which means they may be subjected to some form of abuse, whether it be physical and emotional.

If you have an elderly loved one in an assisted living or nursing home facility, take any signs of abuse very seriously. Do not ever write off signs of abuse as illness, dementia, or their overall frailty.

Caregivers will try to explain their physical or emotional abuse ailments as symptoms of their age, mental deterioration, or previous illnesses. You should never dismiss these signs because of a caregiver’s explanation. Also, be extremely wary if the caregiver often refuses to leave the elder alone in your care.

5 Important Tips to Follow When Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Published on Jul 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm in Personal Injury.

Accidents can take place at anytime and anywhere and try to handle the legal aspects of a Personal Injury claim can be complicated to handle alone.

There are many different types of Personal Injuries that can take place including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and accidents involving defective products.

There are several tips you should follow after being involved in an accident before filing your lawsuit:

Seek Medical Attention

After being involved in an accident, regardless of the circumstances, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your injuries will need to be adequately addressed before you can start handling a claim.

It is important to note that failure to seek medical attention after being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, may reduce the amount of compensation you can receive.

Do I Need An Attorney For My Motorcycle Accident Case?

Published on Jul 13, 2016 at 8:41 pm in Personal Injury.

Motorcycle Accidents are a common occurrence in Georgia, and unlike most other motor vehicle accidents, they have an increased potential to cause serious injury or even death.

Motorcyclists are not protected by any metal or glass exterior or restraints of any kind. Most bike crashes result in life-threatening injuries and may require extensive and expensive medical treatments, including,

  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Rehab/Physical Therapy

If you or someone you know has been involved in a Georgia motorcycle accident and have injuries that require any of the above treatment, you may not be able to work, which will result in lost wages in addition to your piling medical bills.

However, if the accident was not your fault, you may be able to file a claim against the negligent driver who caused the collision to receive your deserved compensation.  

If you have been involved in an Atlanta, Georgia motorcycle accident that was not your fault, hiring an experienced bike crash attorney is crucial for a variety of reasons.

Important Reasons to Hire a Motorcycle Injury Attorney

The most important reason to hire experienced representation for your bike accident injury case is that you will require a personal injury lawyer who is familiar with laws and regulations regarding motorcycle accidents. The party at fault will be working with their insurance company, who has professional adjusters looking for ways to deny your claim or pay your substantially less than what you deserve for your motorcycle accident injuries.

The expert attorneys at Bey and Associates will assist you with things like,

  • Negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance
  • Processing your medical bills and wage loss information
  • Resolving your property damage
  • Helping you receive a fair value for your bike
  • Helping you receive the total cost of restoring the bike back to its pre-accident condition

If you or a loved one has sustained any injury due to a motorcycle accident, do not attempt to handle your case alone! We can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and lost income.

Bey & Associates has a team of experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Atlanta, GA, who can help you file a personal injury claim, fight for the compensation you deserve, and win your case against the negligent party.

Common Dog Bite Injuries

Published on Jul 13, 2016 at 8:17 pm in Personal Injury.

Dog Bite Injuries can be some of the most gruesome injuries to sustain, especially with children or the elderly. Being attacked by a dog is more common that you may think and some of the injuries that come from them can be life threatening.

Some of the most common Dog Bite Injuries our Georgia Lawyers see include:

Puncture Wounds

Suffering from a dog bite puncture wound can be dangerous and should be treated immediately. Even if the wound does not go very deep within the flesh, it can still be prone to infection. Seeking immediate medical attention in order to properly clean the wound, dress it, and be prescribed antibiotics will be your fastest way to a safe recovery.

Truck Driver Indicted for Crash Killing 5 Women

Published on Jul 8, 2016 at 3:16 pm in Personal Injury.

Commercial truck accidents are extremely dangerous due to the large size and heavy weight of tractor trailers.

Many people remember the fatal accident in which truck driver, John Wayne Johnson, crashed into a car carrying five Georgia nursing students, killing them all. Well, just last week, a grand jury indicted the commercial truck driver and his employer, Total Transportation, for the fatal and fiery interstate wreck. In April of last year, a tractor-trailer driver, John Wayne Johnson, caused a fiery interstate truck crash that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students. His big-rig was traveling in stop and go traffic on Interstate 16 when he crashed into the girls car.

The traffic accident happened around six a.m. and Johnson said he had his cruise control set at 68 miles per hour. He also stated that his commercial truck was equipped with collision warning technology that would beep if he became too close to other vehicles. Unfortunately, it did not help in this case because he said he never heard it go off. Johnson walked away from the incident unscathed.