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The connection between your injury and your mental health

Whether your injury is the result of a car accident, a fall outside, an accident in your garage or an animal attack, the days and months afterward can be difficult as you are working to recover and allow your body to heal. At Fox, Chandler, Homans, Hicks & McKinnon, LLP, we have helped many people in Georgia in developing a case to demonstrate why they should receive compensation for their injury. 

How can you encourage speech development after a TBI

When someone you love has been the victim of a serious car accident in Georgia that has left them with a traumatic brain injury, chances are you have spent considerable time thinking of ways that you can help him or her to heal and recover. One of the aspects of your family member's function that may have been impaired is his or her ability to speak and communicate with those around them. 

What are some common risks for customers in retail stores?

When you go shopping in a store in Georgia, an injury is not probably something you expect to get. However, for many people, this is exactly what happens. It is essential to understand the risks a retail store may pose to your safety before you ever step a foot inside. This can help to keep you and whoever is with you safe when you are shopping.

Mother files lawsuit against dog owner after airport attack

At times it is difficult to balance the needs of people who rely on emotional support animals in areas such as Georgia and the safety of those around them. The Portland International Airport in Oregon has recently had to revise its regulations in regard to ESAs in an attempt to strike a better balance after an incident in December 2017 in which an emotional support pit bull allegedly attacked a 5-year-old girl. The girl's mother recently filed a lawsuit against the company that manages the airport, the dog's owner and the airline on which she was traveling, seeking damages in the amount of $1.1 million.

What do you need to know about attractive nuisances?

It seems like a funny term, but an attractive nuisance is no laughing matter, especially when it concerns your child. You and other Georgia residents need to understand this legal issue, both for your children’s protection and your own potential liability.

Georgia considers non-use of car seats "worst type of misuse"

Georgia, like all other 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, has strict car seat laws in place to protect the young and vulnerable in the event of a car crash. Though the laws vary from state to state, each state has specific criteria for certain age groups and children of specific weight and height.

Drunk driving fatalities in Georgia

As the holiday season is in full swing, many people in Georgia are out and about on their way to or from various parties and celebrations. These events may provide a lot of joy for most people but they also open up more opportunities for drivers to make the negligent choice to get behind the wheel of their vehicles after drinking alcohol instead of finding alternative methods of transportation. 

How do seat belts protect in a collision?

You have probably heard that it is important to wear your seat belt. In fact, Georgia and every other state in the country have laws requiring seat belt use. However, it is very common for people to not completely understand why doing so is so important. Once you learn more about how this safety device works, you should then understand why you should always buckle up.

Breaking down the Glasgow Coma Scale

No one in Gainesville wants to hear the words "traumatic brain injury" associated with anyone that they know and love. A TBI can leave one completely dependent on the care of others for the rest of their lives. Such care typically includes extensive medical treatment and/or rehabilitation, and may even require family members to quit or change jobs in order to provide continual monitoring and support. Then again, there are also TBI's whose effects are short-term and from which victims can make a full recovery. What worries people is that immediately after one sustains a TBI, it seems impossible to know which outcome will occur. 

6 men killed after violent collision with alleged drunk driver

For many drivers in Georgia, traveling the same routes each day may become a bit mundane and even begin to feel effortless in a way. However, it is critical that regardless of a person's level of confidence with driving, that he or she remain vigilant and aware of the surroundings. Despite the best efforts of motorists to be safe and responsible drivers, there are times when people who are careless, reckless, distracted or impaired may create an extreme danger to the other drivers around them. 

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