A spokesperson with the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department announced on March 2 that a 26-year-old tree trimmer lost his life while on the job that Saturday. He noted that the Guatemala native apparently died after becoming entangled in both electrical wires and a chainsaw rope while trimming a tree behind a home located on Pleasant Forest Drive.
Think about how many times throughout the day you go up and down a set of stairs. For example, many people do this at their office. Similarly, you may find yourself navigating stairways when shopping at a local mall, visiting a friend, or going to the doctor's office.
It's not possible to place a value on a human life. Each human being is a unique miracle whose value is inestimable. Nevertheless, Georgia courts are often tasked with the impossible job of finding a way to compensate family members who have lost a loved one at the hands of another party's negligence. As courts struggle with this, a monetary award is the only way they have of trying to make victims whole.
Many American consumers trust and rely on pharmaceutical drug makers to design and produce medicines that keep us healthy, active and pain-free. But what happens when these drug makers fail to produce medications that are safe for human consumption? Throughout recent personal injury law history, there have been numerous lawsuits related to catastrophic injuries and death that have resulted from the ingestion of dangerous medications.
We all know that distracted driving is a serious problem and it's only getting worse with the rise in the ubiquity of smartphones and in-vehicle technology. According to a recent AAA study carried out with the assistance of the University of Utah, the type of entertainment system found within a vehicle significantly affects the degree of distraction the typical vehicle driver experiences on the road.
With so many cars being recalled over defective air bags during the last several years, how do you know for sure that your automobile doesn't have one of these problematic safety devices installed? The problem is, you don't know. Every other week, it seems like a new carmaker is announcing the recall of hundreds of thousands -- or millions -- of vehicles because the air bags inside them could cause more harm than good.
When American foodies and lovers of fine dining wax poetic about the various delicacies and delights that regularly tempt the palates of our countrymen, they don't usually laud the succulence of Spam. Nevertheless, Spam sandwiches and other recipes that include Spam as a primary ingredient are regularly enjoyed by Americans throughout the country. This is why, a recent health scare regarding Spam is so distressing. According to at least four dissatisfied customers, they found metal fragments in their Spam. Some of them even complained of suffering minor mouth injuries.
Modern cars have so many complicated electrical components and computer systems, it's a miracle that vehicle manufacturers can build and design something that approaches reliability. Although they do build reliable automobiles, errors can and do occur during the design and manufacturing process that could lead to potentially deadly problems.
A car accident can happen in an unlimited number of ways, but personal injury attorneys tend to see the same car accident scenarios over and over again. Unfortunately, even though many accident scenarios are avoidable, it seems that no amount of law enforcement -- and no amount of criminal punishments -- are enough to encourage some people to drive safely.
There's nothing worse than falling asleep behind the wheel in terms of car accidents. Even drunk driving and texting while driving are less risky behaviors than continuing to drive your automobile with heavy-lidded eyes.