The Atlanta Injury News Blog

March 2014 Archives

Who's Responsible for Pedestrian Accidents?

A 6-year-old boy from DeKalb County was critically injured when he was struck by a car as he was crossing the road with a guardian.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the intersection was across from a school and although there was a school crossing guard present, the child stepped into the street before the guard entered the intersection and was hit by a car.

When it comes to pedestrian accidents, who's responsible?

Ex-Falcons Cheerleader Gets $6.4 M for Bottle Attack

Former Atlanta Falcons cheerleader, Shayla Stevens, was awarded $6.4 million in damages after being attacked by rapper Da Brat with a rum bottle in 2007.

Even though Da Brat has already served three years in prison for the attack, Stevens brought a civil lawsuit against the rapper for her injuries, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Stevens was awarded $3.7 million in compensatory damages and $2.7 million in punitive damages, but is that amount excessive?