Category: Catastrophic Injury

The Response Process for Small Plane Crashes Fails to Address Serious Industry Failings

Small planes are popular for obvious and understandable reasons. Individual and family-sized planes, like those made by Mooney, Cessna, and Piper, have made independent flight accessible to more than just the super-rich. Unfortunately, these small planes are also one of the most dangerous ways to travel. Companies that design, sell, service, and rent small planes would like to attribute their high accident rate to the limited experience of amateur pilots, but there are very often more sini...

How much should I settle for with a back injury?

Back injuries suffered at work can lead to chronic pain, hospitalizations, and even disability. In a worst-case scenario, an employee can be paralyzed or experience catastrophic consequences. If this happens to you, you may be wondering, “How much should I settle for a back injury?” The amount of money you can expect in a lawsuit settlement depends on several factors. Some of these include: Severity of the injury Lost wages and time off work Amount of medical bills and reha...

It’s Past Time for MARTA to Take Action Against Train Station Accidents

You’re going about your day, trying to get to work, or back home, or wherever your current destination might be. Maybe you’re checking your email, or thinking through your to-do list. Your commute is so routine that it barely demands any attention. But then, every so often, you glance over the edge of the platform while waiting for your train, and you realize how easy it would be to slip and fall onto the tracks below. You might even have stopped to ask yourself, “Why on earth isn’t there ...

Bizarre Accidental Deaths

Common or Uncommon: Freak Accidental Deaths? Strangely enough, bizarre accidental deaths happen quite frequently, and the victims' families are often entitled to significant wrongful death settlements. We all know that death is an unavoidable reality. And while some people are fortunate and live long, healthy, and fulfilling lives, others are struck by illness or fall victim to common yet unfortunate accidents. Still others still experience the weirdest accidental deaths, many caused by the...

Georgia Residents Living in Portable Housing Deserve Better Fire Protection

Every year, more than a hundred people die of injuries sustained in fires in Georgia. Our fire death rate is about 30% higher than the national average, and people living in rural areas and portable housing units face even higher risks. While residential fires are often divided into intentional and unintentional categories, it’s important to recognize that even unintentional fires are often the result of negligence, and valid grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Seeking justice for a l...

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...