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5 of the Largest Slip and Fall Cases in History

Published on Jul 23, 2021 at 9:12 pm in Premises Liability.

5 of the Largest Slip and Fall Cases in History

Slip and fall cases happen when a property owner or another liable party doesn’t ensure that a premises is free of all hazards that could cause a visitor to fall and get injured. It’s the property owner’s duty to keep their premises safe so that people don’t slip, trip, or fall on any unexpected hazards. When they are negligent and cause a guest to fall and get hurt, they will likely have to payout financial compensation for the victim.

If the situation had egregious negligence, then that payout could be a large amount. Here are five of the largest slip and fall cases in history, what happened, and their winnings for victims.

How Bicycle Helmets Protect the Head in an Accident

Published on Jul 23, 2021 at 9:10 pm in Bicycle Accident.

How Bicycle Helmets Protect the Head in an Accident

In Georgia, you should always wear your bicycle helmet when you’re riding around the city or in the more rural parts of the state. According to state law, bicyclists under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet, whereas anyone over that age is not required to wear one. Just because it’s not legally required, cyclists should still wear their helmet.

Many people don’t like wearing a helmet because they think it doesn’t do anything or they don’t think they look cool. That’s why kids and teens might disobey the law and choose to ride without a helmet on. But it’s important to wear one because it protects the most important part of your body—your head. Let’s take a look at exactly how bike helmets protect the head in an accident.

How to Find Out if a Car Accident Was Reported

Published on Jul 23, 2021 at 8:43 pm in Car Accidents.

How to Find Out if a Car Accident Was Reported

When there is a collision between two or more vehicles that causes injuries and other physical damage, the police are supposed to arrive on the scene so that they can make a report of what happened and what was affected. Later, that report can help you with any legal claim you might be interested in filing. It gives you firm details about the accident and how everyone was impacted.

If you don’t have a copy of the police report from your car crash for whatever reason, or if you’re not sure if a report was even filed, you can find out. Let’s take a look at how you can request a traffic crash report in Georgia.

Common Examples of Emergency Room Negligence

Published on Jul 23, 2021 at 8:36 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Common Examples of Emergency Room Negligence

Going to the emergency room is a stressful experience. People don’t go to the ER because they’re having a small problem—it’s usually because they are in intense pain, very sick, and need immediate treatment for whatever is wrong with them. When you decide to go to the emergency room, you expect the nurses, doctors, and other staff to take care of you and treat you carefully.

However, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, the staff in the emergency room can be negligent and cause you harm. Mistakes made in this department can be especially damaging because patients need quick and correct treatment for what’s ailing them. When they experience negligence that leads to injuries and other damages, a medical malpractice attorney can help them recover.

Let’s take a look at the different types of errors that can occur in emergency rooms so that you can identify when you’ve experienced negligence.

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Ohio

Published on Jun 18, 2021 at 9:40 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Riding a motorcycle is a fun and freeing experience where you can feel the open wind on your back while you’re cruising down the road. Before you get on your motorcycle, it’s important to know the laws and regulations that you need to follow. That way, you can stay as safe as possible and make sure that you’re following the rules of the road.

If you get into a collision with an object or another vehicle, and you weren’t following the law, then this could be detrimental for you in many ways. One of the main ways this can harm you is if you neglect to follow the helmet laws. These are in place to keep you as safe as possible when you get into an accident.

When you were following Ohio motorcycle laws and still got into a crash, you could use the help of a motorcycle accident lawyer in Cincinnati from Bey & Associates. We’ll fight to get you justice for what you’ve suffered.

How Often Do Jackknife Accidents Happen?

Published on Jun 18, 2021 at 9:35 pm in Truck Accidents.

How Often Do Jackknife Accidents Happen

When you’re sharing the road with tractor trailers, you might be wary to drive around them because they’re so much larger and heavier than your vehicle. It makes sense why you’re cautious—if you get into a collision with one of these trucks, the consequences can be deadly. One of the most dangerous types of truck accidents that can happen are jackknife collisions.

The crashes are called jackknifes because of the shape that the commercial truck makes when it wrecks. In a jackknife accident, a semi truck forms an L-shape with the cab and the trailer. Because the truck loses control, they can easily rollover from a jackknife accident and cause even more destruction for the truck, other vehicles on the road, and any other people involved in the collision.

When you’ve been in a wreck with a large truck and it jackknifes, you likely suffered from serious injuries. That’s why a truck accident lawyer can help you. At Bey & Associates in Atlanta, we’re prepared to help you through your claim and get you compensation for your damages. Let’s take a look at jackknife accidents so that you can better understand how often they happen.