Welcome to the first week in review for Georgia accidents by the Atlanta, Georgia Auto Accident – Personal Injury Attorney. We represent all types of injured clients throughout the state of Georgia in cases such as traffic accidents, trucking collisions, wrongful death cases and more.
Atlanta Women, 75, Runs into Liquor Store
Sure, everyone has ran their car into at least one building. But the same building twice is beyond joking. Oh, did I tell you that the building was a liquor store. Well, that is just the case this week in Atlanta Accident News. For those of you who drive on Ponce Leon Avenue, you know Green’s liquor store over by the Kroger. Well, a lady drove her car into the store for the second time. Seriously, wouldn’t you just go to another store after the first wreck. All kidding aside, an employee in the store suffered a brain injury when a bottle fell on her head. At time of this article, no video has been produced. But, you know, that store must have cameras everywhere.
Georgia Power Worker Burned in Accident
Kylan Warren, 25, of Ellijay was the Georgia Power employee who was seriously injured this past week. Kylan Warran, who had worked for GP for 6 years, was working in a bucket some 35 feet in the air when a natural gas line exploded and a fire broke out. He jumped out of the bucket. Mr. Warren sustained burns on 80% of his body. He was working on a gas line at the time. Warren was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Georgia Power and Atlanta Gas Light are looking into the cause of the accident at this time. Our best wishes go out the family.
Georgia Bulldog Gets DUI
This is a sad post for all of Bulldog fans. Dontavius Jackson of the University of Georgia is transferring to another university according to recent reports. Dontavius Jackson, a back up running back who had four carries last year, was arrested last week for underage possession, driving under the influence, and leaving a scene of an accident. Now, just because he was arrested does not, of course, mean he is guilty. But, to any degree, former Bulldog Dontavius Jackson is out. Most likely because, Coach Richt suspended Jackson for the first six games of the 2010 season after learning about the arrest.
Note: Drunk driving, although just a misdemeanor, is a serious offense. It puts the driver and the insurance company on the hook for punitive damages if the facts are just right. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, never handle this type of case on your own. It will be a huge mistake.
Georgia Based Ducking Company Resumes Boat Trips
You may have heard in the news that a local company with tours set up around the county had a fatal accident in Pennsylvania recently. One of their tour boats hit another boat and killed two passengers who were Hungarian students. The Georgia company, Ride the Ducks, stopped all tours including the one in Stone Mountain, Georgia. After reviewing all of their safety standards, the company decided to start tours again with the except of the tours where the fatal accident happened.
Note: When a business is responsible, if they were, for an accident, the same rules of liability apply. If the business is responsible for an injury or death, they must compensate the injured for their special damages such as lost wages, medical bills, and other out of pocket expenses and general damages which are items such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
Seven Year Old Dies in Crash
More sad road news. Recently a seven year old girl died in a car accident. She and her father were traveling from Georgia to Texas when the accident happened in Mississippi. Her brother and father were also injured in the fatal auto accident. According to reports, the family was traveling with a U-Haul when they lost control. The vehicle went off the road and hit some trees. At the time of this article, no other drivers were sited as being responsible for the wreck.
Note: U-Hauls can be very dangerous. They create a unique dovetail when you drive one. It is probably like driving a commercial vehicle, although I have never driven a rig. But when you are pulling something with your car, it is much more difficult to maintain your lane and drive the same as you would otherwise.
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The Law Office of Joseph P. McClelland, a Georgia Car Accident Lawyer, represents injured victims all over the state of Georgia. We have individual pages of certain cities that provide more city centric information on personal injury cases. Bounce around the site. With around 200 pages, we probably have answered a question you may have. Some of the cities we represent clients are southern cities in Georgia such as Jackson, Monticello, Conyers, Covington, Griffin, Forsyth, Barnesville, Locust Grove, Flovilla, Jenkinsburg, McDonough and more. We also represent clients in the Metro Atlanta area such as Stockbridge, Riverdale, Jonesboro, Atlanta, Lithonia, Rex, Decatur, Stone Mountain, Buckhead, Midtown, Virginia Highlands, Piedmont Park, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Roswell, Marietta, as well as Cobb County, Dekalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, and Clayton County.
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