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Common Causes of Boat Accidents

Common Causes of Boat Accidents

Boating Accident
Boating is a popular pastime for families and friends in the Atlanta area. Each weekend, the lakes are filled with boats of all kinds, carrying people who are enjoying a day on the water. However, everything can go very wrong very quickly when boat accidents occurs. Boating accidents can cause serious injuries or death to boat passengers and swimmers. Whether a boat collides with another watercraft, hits a swimmer, capsizes, or runs aground, it is very likely that someone will get hurt. If you suffered injuries in a boat accident, it is important to identify what caused the accident and who can be held responsible for your injuries. Some common causes of boat accidents that can lead to injury claims include: Impaired boat operation Distracted boat operators Inexperienced boat operators…
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Personal Injury FAQ

Personal Injury FAQ

personal injury
Accidental injuries happen in many ways and have many varying effects on victims. However, one thing that injury victims often have in common is that they are unsure of their rights or where to turn for help. The following are some common questions that many injury victims may have. To learn about your options in your specific case, please contact a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta directly. Is my injury serious enough for a personal injury case? If you sprain your wrist in a slip and fall accident, you might not think it is a serious enough injury to justify calling an attorney. However, if an injury resulted in medical bills, missed work and lost income, or other losses, you should not hesitate to seek compensation for those losses. If…
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Neck and Back Injuries from Rear-End Crashes

Neck and Back Injuries from Rear-End Crashes

auto accident
Many people consider rear-end accidents to be “fender-benders,” since these crashes are often less deadly than rollover, head-on collisions, or other types of car accidents. However, rear-end crashes can still be serious, and many victims sustain injuries to their neck and/or back. If a driver crashed into your car and you suffered injuries, contact a car accident lawyer in Atlanta as soon as possible. When another vehicle slams into the back of your car, the impact can send a violent jolt through your body. This can cause your body to twist and stretch in unnatural ways, and it can cause your head to fall forward and snap back sharply. This dynamic can cause many injuries to the soft tissue and joints of your neck and back. Some common neck and…
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Rideshare Risks

Rideshare Risks

auto accident, personal injury
Many people have recently been discussing the possible risks of ridesharing services after a college student was murdered after getting into the wrong car that was not her Uber in March of 2019. If you’re getting ready to call an Uber or Lyft, consider the risks of injuries that may be possible during your ride. Car crashes - Anytime you’re in a car, you are at risk of being involved in an accident. Uber and Lyft drivers have no special training, as they are just ordinary drivers who have to pass a background check. They can make mistakes like any other driver, and rideshare accidents are more common than you may think. You can be injured in an accident as an Uber or Lyft passenger, a motorist in another vehicle,…
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What Caused Your Truck Crash?

What Caused Your Truck Crash?

Truck Accident
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that about 415,000 traffic crashes involved large commercial trucks in a single year in the United States. Truck accidents happen when you least expect them, and if the trucking company, truck driver, or another party caused your accident, you have important legal rights. It is always wise to have a truck accident attorney in Atlanta evaluate your case as soon as you can. Common Reasons for Truck Accidents Many truck accidents happen due to errors on the part of the truck driver. Even though commercial drivers have specialized training and licenses, they still make mistakes and poor decisions like any other driver on the road might do. Some common errors include: Texting or other distractions Driving under the influence of drugs or…
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Did You Slip and Fall While Shopping?

Did You Slip and Fall While Shopping?

Slip and Fall
While many of us enjoy online shopping from the comfort of our own homes, going to the stores - or various stores - is still a part of most people’s everyday lives. Many of us visit the grocery store, Walmart, Target, or another big box store for food and household needs on a regular basis. You may not think twice about these shopping trips, and you certainly may not consider they might be risky for your health. That is until you slip and fall and suffer serious injuries due to a store’s negligence. Grocery stores and similar larger establishments are hotbeds for slip and fall risks. There can be aisles after aisles of merchandise and, often, employees do not check each aisle for possible hazards carefully enough. There are many…
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Common Accidental Injuries

Common Accidental Injuries

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the United States go to the emergency room each year because of accidental injuries. In addition, unintentional injuries are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. The most prevalent causes of accidental injuries are motor vehicle accidents, falls, and unintentional poisoning. The following are some common accidental injuries that occur in Georgia and across the country. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) - Head trauma can cause damage to the brain tissue, leading to a variety of cognitive and physical impairments. Whether someone suffers a concussion (a mild TBI) or a severe brain injury, they should always seek immediate medical attention. Spinal cord injury - Many types of accidents result in trauma to part of…
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DUI Enforcement Increases Over the Holidays

DUI Enforcement Increases Over the Holidays

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Holidays and celebrations go hand-in-hand. While it might be time for many people to relax and enjoy champagne, eggnog, or other drinks, holidays are also the time for law enforcement agencies to prepare for increased enforcement of drunk driving prohibitions in Georgia. If you’re pulled over after drinking, you could be arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI). Police across the Atlanta area focus on catching impaired drivers during holidays year-round, including from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Agencies can use saturation patrols, in which larger numbers of patrol cars focus on areas where DUI may be more common, such as entertainment districts. The police can also set up roadblocks for sobriety checkpoints, in which they stop all vehicles or vehicles at random to determine whether drivers have…
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What is Considered Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

What is Considered Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Sexual Harassment
Experiencing sexual harassment at work is a traumatizing experience for the victim. Not only could their employment be compromised, but they may experience feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, and depression. Sexual harassment is a serious issue and if you or a loved one have been the subject of this abuse, you deserve counsel from a seasoned legal professional. Ben F. Windham, P.C. is well-versed in this type of law and his team is here to fight for justice on your behalf. There are several examples of sexual harassment in the workplace including, but not limited to: Inappropriate touching including rubbing, pinching, or patting Sending letters, notes, emails, or other forms of communication that are suggestive in nature Making sexual comments regarding an employee’s appearance or clothing Sharing sexual stories or…
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Whistle Blower Protections

Whistle Blower Protections

Whistle Blower
The role whistle-blowers play in protecting the public cannot be overstated. Whistle-blowers ensure that powerful individuals and organizations are held accountable for their fraudulent actions. However, the brave people who chose to reveal their employer’s misdeeds face serious challenges. Though you’re only trying to do the right thing, not everyone will see it that way. Whistle-blowers are frequently threatened, undermined, and insulted. They may experience workplace retaliation such as termination, denial of a promotion, or an undesirable transfer. You don’t deserve to lose your job or be otherwise punished for filing a whistle blower claim. Protect yourself from retaliation by working with the attorneys at Ben F. Windham, P.C. Remember that the people you’re exposing face significant penalties. They won’t stop at anything to obfuscate what has happened and ruin…
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