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January 10th, 2018 by Andy Goldner
When you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit in Atlanta, you undoubtedly vet your potential attorney. There may be many things that factor into your decision making, not the least of which is their success in obtaining settlements. If that’s the case, Andrew Goldner should top your list. In a matter of three weeks, the Atlanta attorney won a total of $5.5 million in settlements.
One of the most common causes of motorcycle versus car accidents is the left hand turn. When a driver of a vehicle turns left in front of a motorcycle, the aftermath can be devastating. Motorcycle drivers often find themselves unable to stop when vehicles make this surprise move. This is exactly what happened in Columbia County just before the holidays.
A woman from Madison County will spend 25 years behind bars for her part in a crash that took the life of a college student in Georgia. The 32-year-old woman was sentenced to 31 years in prison. Only 25 of those years will have to be served and the remainder will be completed on probation.
A Friday night football game ended in tragedy for four families in and near Norcross. One teenager was left seriously injured in a car accident and three others were killed. The accident is thought to have been caused primarily by speeding.
According to reports, four teenagers left Friday’s football game in a Toyota 4Runner. The driver of the Toyota is thought to have been traveling at high speeds when the vehicle came upon a slower one in the roadway. To avoid colliding with that car, the driver of the Toyota swerved and ended up traveling down an embankment.
When police officers make the headlines, it’s often in a bad way. The officers going above and beyond the call of duty rarely make headlines. Unfortunately, one such officer has made headlines, though not because of his actions.
According to reports, the chief of the Polk County Police was struck by a vehicle while performing a good deed. The chief was driving along Highway 278 when he saw a woman and a child walking down the road. He stopped to speak with the woman and little one and offered them a ride to where they were going.
A report by a federal watchdog agency says that people in risk of serious injury in nursing homes within the state of Georgia may not be able to depend on the state for help. Georgia has been notoriously slow to investigate nursing homes, despite a federal mandate stating an investigation must commence within two days of a reported complaint.
An analysis released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that it took Georgia 15 or more days to send an investigator in hundreds of cases. Only the state of Tennessee had a worse track record. For its part, the state’s Department of Community Health blames job vacancies, low pay and high turnover for their slow response. A written statement details a clearing of the backlog of cases thanks to a state allocation of millions of dollars.
The Georgia State Patrol says that a collision involving two vehicles on a portion of W. Highway 16 may be attributed to speed. The accident occurred early in the morning on September 22. Two people were flown by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center due to injuries sustained in the crash.
According to reports, a Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound at approximately 8:00 a.m. when it struck a Nissan Altima that was trying to get onto the highway. The collision with the Nissan caused the Toyota to go off the road and into the woods.
On September 4, 2017, a law enforcement officer was doing her duty by responding to an accident on I-75. As she was performing her job, she was struck by a vehicle driven by a suspected drunk driver.
According to reports, the officer had responded to a crash between a truck and a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle had died on scene. The female officer was driving up to the scene of the accident, slowing her vehicle, and was struck by another vehicle being driven by a person suspected of being intoxicated. The officer was not injured seriously, but was reported to have been shaken up.
Many people believe, and rightly so, that the only place to see a tiger is in a zoo. No one living in the United States expects to look out their window and see a jungle cat on their sidewalk or in their backyard. This is exactly what happened in Atlanta last week in an unusual string of events.
According to reports, Suzy the tiger was being transported by a company called Feld Entertainment. The company was transporting the tiger from Tampa to Memphis. The drivers decided to make an overnight stop in Georgia, checked on Suzy and laid down to rest. When they arrived in Tennessee the next day, they realized Suzy was missing.
People of Atlanta, watch out: Hurricane Irma is on her way. As residents of Houston and the surrounding area assess the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the East Coast is preparing for the landfall of what may be the strongest hurricane of current record. Irma was spotted on the Atlantic Ocean just as Harvey was dying out, and people quickly took notice.
Hurricane Irma is currently classified as a Category 3 storm and is expected to be upgraded to a Category 4, if not a Category 5. If the storm remains at this level when it hits land, experts warn that destruction may be imminent. The state of Florida is already under a declaration of emergency, even though the storm is not expected to make landfall before the end of the week.