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Negligence / Other Torts in Atlanta

The law of Negligence requires that a person acts in a manner that conforms to a certain standard of conduct. Where a person's actions do not conform to this standard, the law requires the person to compensate someone who is hurt, or injured as a result. In some instances, the law of negligence also covers a person's failure to act.

If you need legal advice on any personal injury issue in Atlanta, including general negligence or another tort action, you should speak to an Atlanta Personal Injury lawyer. Personal injury attorneys often offer free consultations and often take cases on contingency, which means that you will not be expected to pay attorney fees unless you receive a favorable verdict or a settlement.

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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?

Snowed-In Atlantans Face Winter Injuries

Atlanta residents weren't walking in a winter wonderland this January as thousands of people were snowed in on the roads or in buildings after a winter storm.

Some people were stuck in their cars for as long as eight hours as accidents and slushy roads gridlocked traffic on the interstates, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Even many students and teachers were stuck overnight in schools due to the road conditions.

In a city that rarely sees a snowstorm of this magnitude, what can snowed-in Atlantans do to stay safe?

How to Sue Over a Fatal Traffic Accident

Lethal traffic and car accidents are tragic events. Recently, a fatal car accident in Clayton County left one person dead and three injured.

There are legal remedies available to family members of the deceased victims. This legal how-to will get you started on filing a lethal traffic accident lawsuit.

Who's Liable for Drunk Truck Drivers?

Atlanta authorities believe alcohol played a role in the fatal crash of a city garbage truck. The driver, who is seriously injured and still hospitalized, is now facing a slew of criminal charges for the death of his passenger.

But the city may soon find itself in legal hot water, too. A former public works employee alleges that supervisors were made aware of on-the-job alcohol issues but didn't do anything about it, reports Atlanta's WSB-TV.

The tragic story highlights the need for employers to proactively address substance abuse issues by having comprehensive substance abuse policies in place. Employers who fail to do so can be liable for their employee's acts.

What Is Joint and Several Liability?

What is joint and several liability in Georgia?

When it comes to injury and tort law, joint and several liability is a very important method of determining how an injured party is compensated by the liable party, usually after some type of personal injury case is settled.

Here is an overview of what joint and several liability means, and what it looks like in Georgia:

How to File a Police Brutality Lawsuit

Filing a police brutality lawsuit is sometimes the only way that victims can be compensated for the abuse inflicted on them by law enforcement.

If you feel that you have been the victim of police brutality, these steps can help you file a suit for your injuries:

Summer Fitness Plans: 5 Legal Questions to Ask Yourself

Summer is (unofficially) here, which often means a replenished thirst for fitness. Whether you're venturing into the great outdoors or reacquainting yourself with the gym membership you haven't used since the day after New Year's, safety is key.

To get fit safely this summer, here are five legal questions to ask yourself before starting your fitness regimen:

Why It's So Hard to Sue a Cruise Line

It's not that easy to sue a cruise line for a cruise gone wrong.

Just ask the 3,000 passengers who were recently on a disabled Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The Carnival Triumph had a fire onboard, causing a power outage that led to problems with sewage.

While there have been talks about a class action lawsuit, it's hard to say whether a lawsuit against a cruise company can be successful.

Atlanta Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas had just arrived at the scene of an accident on I-75 when tragedy struck.

While attempting to divert traffic away from the wreck, Thomas was hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. On Friday, 22-year-old Chasity Nicole Jones pleaded guilty to one count of vehicular manslaughter and one count of failure to obey the directions of an officer for the death of Jones.

What goes up must come down. Henry Adams of DeKalb County knows that all too well.

Adams was spurred to action after 4-year-old Marquel Peters was killed on New Year's Eve 2010. A stray bullet hit the boy while he sat in a DeKalb church.

Now Adams is leading a grassroots push to stop celebratory gunfire in metro Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News reports.