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Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers and Car Accident Attorneys
Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers and Car Accident Attorneys

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Atlanta’s Attorney General Chris Carr announced in October that Georgia and 48 other states, plus the District of Columbia, reached a $120 million settlement with General Motors over safety issues with their ignition switches. The settlement comes after allegations that GM concealed the defect, which caused some vehicles to suddenly lose their electrical systems, resulting in loss of power steering and brakes, and failure of airbag deployment.
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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are different than other injuries. Broken legs or arms typically heal, and you move on with your life. Traumatic brain injuries, on the other hand, can affect you for the rest of your life. Depending on the severity, TBIs can cause headaches, cognitive problems, mood swings, memory loss, abnormal speech, loss of movement of limbs, and coma.
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Car and Driver reports that BMW is recalling more than a million vehicles because of the potential for electrical fires. There are two different problems, leading to two different recalls:
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In 2016, more than 53 million vehicles were recalled in the United States – a record high. In October of this year, Playtex recalled 3.6 million defective children’s plates, cups and bowls. There have been multiple food recalls this year, citing anything from possible listeria contamination to misbranding to “products produced without benefit of inspection.”
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As personal injury attorneys, we have seen first-hand how destructive opioids can be. America is currently fighting a dangerous opioid addiction crisis, with drugs like OxyContin at the forefront.
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Since long before the cartoon The Jetsons put a clear vision of driverless vehicles in the public consciousness, there has been a feeling that navigation, direction, and piloting transportation would move away from requirements of human input.
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Construction sites can be dangerous places, which is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires certain precautions to keep people safe. These rules apply to employees, but they also apply to site visitors, contractors, and the people who pass by construction sites.
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Health issues with the permanent birth control product Essure have been reported both in the US and abroad. The risks associated with the device, used for female sterilization, have led the Food and Drug Administration to issue the most serious warning available, a black box warning, with each prescription.
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Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is an injury to the brain that newborns suffer during delivery when their brain does not get enough oxygen, blood, or both. Also called “birth asphyxia” or “neonatal encephalopathy,” HIE is often fatal. Newborns with HIE often suffer extreme brain damage and developmental difficulties.
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Head-on car accidents remain some of the deadliest types of auto collisions. While advances in auto safety have reduced both the occurrence and death rate of head-on collisions, true progress will most likely come via preventative measures enacted on a local, state, and even federal level.
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