Category: Catastrophic Injury

Propane Explosion Causes Another Housefire Death Near Camilla

On Sassafras Tea Road, near the South Georgia city of Camilla, an explosion set fire to a wood-frame home on the evening of June 21st, 2021. Emergency responders discovered the body of one resident, 60-year-old Belinda Ann Yaremko, inside the burning home. Investigators determined that the explosion, which was powerful enough to destroy the house’s roof and blow out its windows, was caused by an accidental ignition of liquified petroleum gas, also known as propane. There is no pub...

Construction Workers Electrocuted in Cherokee County May Be Entitled to Compensation

On Reinhardt Parkway in Cherokee County, at the site of the expected new Holiday Inn, two construction workers were severely injured while working on an electrical box that had not been de-energized. The two men were found in distress on the morning of May 25th. One of them was still in contact with the box, and emergency responders had to call to have the system de-energized before rescuing him and transporting him to an Atlanta burn unit. He had burns covering 100% of his body. The other...

How Much Compensation Do You Get for a Burn Injury in Georgia?

To know how much compensation you get for a burn injury in Georgia, it’s crucial to understand the factors that such compensation depends upon. For example, missing work while recovering from a burn injury may cause otherwise hard-working people to fall behind on their mortgage, car payments, and other necessary living expenses. And the high cost of medical treatment and care seems to only add to the stress of the scars, pain, and suffering. That’s why good people who suffer an injur...

Another Possible Gas Explosion in a Georgia Home Has Killed Two People

A couple in their 70’s living in Union County near Blairsville were killed in early May when their home exploded. They have since been identified as Peggy Wood and Ralph Norris Wood Jr. Mourning neighbors, some of them left with damage to their own homes as well, describe the Woods’ house as completely leveled. Because of the extent of the damage, the investigation into the cause of the explosion may take weeks, but officials say they are checking into the home’s gas tank...

What Is the Average Cost of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

There’s nothing more devastating than a traumatic brain injury (TBI), whether it’s caused by a car crash, accidental fall or workplace accident. A TBI can mean months of rehabilitation, memory loss, impaired motor function and disability. There are usually significant medical bills and sometimes a lifetime of diminished earnings. All of this can lead you to ask, “What is the average cost of a traumatic brain injury?” The numbers can be staggering. Exactly how much you’ll pay will be de...

The FAA Is Searching for the Cause of the Fatal Gainesville Cessna Crash

A single-engine airplane carrying three adults crashed in Gainesville this February. There were no survivors. The FAA is currently investigating the cause and details of the crash, and has so far confirmed that the three bodies found in the wreckage match the three people expected to be on board. The plane had recently taken off from nearby Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport and was on its way to Daytona Beach, Florida. In addition to the deaths of the pilot and passengers, the crash displaced a ...

Forsyth County Man Injured in Basement Explosion May Be Able to Sue

Jim Davis, a 38-year-old man from Gainesville, has been hospitalized with burns all over his body, including some third degree burns that will require skin grafts, following an explosion in his basement. Davis was spraying a flammable primer as part of a painting project, when the fumes ignited. Officials believe the basement’s water heater may have been the source of ignition. The explosion was powerful enough to cause the garage door to bow outward and multiple walls to shift out of posi...

Surviving Family of Frederick Rooks Can Sue Ricky “Silento” Hawk for His Shooting

The rapper known as Silento, given name Ricky Hawk, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his cousin, Frederick Rooks. Rooks was found early the morning of January 21st lying on the pavement of Deep Shoals Circle in DeKalb County, dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the face and leg. Neighbors heard the shots at around 3:30am, and security cameras captured portions of the incident. Neither Rooks nor Hawk lived on Deep Shoals Circle, but residents of a nearby home were familiar ...

Can I Sue For A Concussion?

There’s nothing more frightening than a car crash or dangerous fall that results in a severe concussion. Not only are there implications for brain injury, but a victim can also suffer from chronic headaches, memory loss, blurry vision and hearing abnormalities. The brain is a highly calibrated organ, and a swift blow or jarring shake can upset the electrical impulses and blood flow that enable a brain to function properly. If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion due to a fall, wo...

Who Gets the Money in a Wrongful Death Settlement?

If a loved one in your family dies as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation.  Whether caused by a car crash, a workplace accident, a defective product or any other event resulting in a fatal accident, a wrongful death claim is a legal remedy for the loss that you’ve endured.  We know that money can never replace the loved one you’ve lost, but it can help cover medical and burial expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the loss of future e...