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Personal Injury & Insurance Lawsuits Against Uber

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

There are a number of active personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits that have been filed against Uber, both in connection with bicyclists and pedestrians who have been killed, as well as Uber drivers themselves who have been killed while on the job and who are now being told that there are insurance coverage… Read More »

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Restaurants & Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Just like stores and places of employment, restaurants have a duty to ensure that their property is safe for people to visit as “invitees” and employees. This includes dangerous, defective, and hazardous conditions that could cause someone to fall, slip, stumble, trip, or otherwise injure themselves. Knowledge of Defect, Duty, & Reasonable Care Once… Read More »

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PFAS Product Liability Litigation

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

3M and other manufacturers are facing thousands of consumer product liability claims in connection with Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS were used in our environment from the 1970s through 2000 due to their resistance to heat, oil, and water. Not only were these “forever chemicals” used to produce firefighting foam, but also in food packaging… Read More »

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Frontover Accidents Are Preventable

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

A recent investigation revealed just how large some blind zones can be on both trucks and SUVs – in some cases, up to 16 feet – which has led to thousands of accidents involving injuries and deaths, especially amongst children. These accidents are known as “Frontover Accidents “ and, according to the data, 46… Read More »

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ATVs & Quad Bikes Injuring Children: What You Need To Know About Recalls

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

ATV accidents exist as a kind of crossover between motorcycle and automobile accidents and, sadly, according to a new study, children now account for a third  of all ATV accidents that result in severe, life-threatening injuries. Specifically, according to the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, just in the span of two years, there were more… Read More »

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More Children Die In Car Accidents On Halloween Than Any Other Day Of The Year

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Parents have a number of concerns when it comes to their children’s safety on Halloween, not the least of them being the possibility of individuals who give out the candy potentially tainting it with some kind of substance or object that could injure a child when they open or consume it. Sadly, tainted candy… Read More »

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When Police & Other Government Employees Cause Wrongful Death Through Negligence

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Every year, thousands of innocent, unarmed citizens are negligently killed by police, either directly or even indirectly through negligence, and more and more cities are being sued by their families in connection with wrongful death claims. Some of these incidents occur as a result of calls from concerned family members, who call because a… Read More »

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When Roofing Contractors & Construction Employers Expose Workers To Danger

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

The leading cause of injuries and death for workers in the construction industry is linked to hazards related to falls. According to the Bureau of Labor, out of 1,008 construction fatalities that occurred in just one year, more than 350 of them (or 33 percent) were due to fatal falls to a lower level…. Read More »

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Can Car Accident Victims Sue Multiple Defendants?

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

As Macon car accident attorneys, we regularly assist people who have been injured in accidents as the result of more than one party’s negligence. Georgia is what’s known as a modified comparative negligence state, which means that fault for any given accident can be apportioned between the responsible defendants, and even the injured plaintiff,… Read More »

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Georgia Car Accidents Leads To $1.7 Billion Damages Against Ford Automaker

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

In mid-November, the families of a couple who died in a tragic rollover accident here in Georgia due to a dangerously defective roof on their F-250 Ford Motor Co. pickup truck asked the courts to maintain the $1.7 billion verdict that was entered against Ford the previous week. The case marked a landmark decision… Read More »

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