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Recognizing the Signs & Dispelling the Myths of Concussions

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

It is arguably a damaging myth – pervasive in our society – that concussions only occur to those who are involved in contact sports, such as football. In fact, an estimated 80 percent of those who experience concussions incur them in another setting, such as at school, at home, on the road, in the… Read More »

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Strong Push to Protect Biggest Victims of Truck Accidents: The Elderly

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

In light of recent reports, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is urging federal regulators within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to do more to protect elderly pedestrians from getting hit by trucks, specifically, to require heavy duty trucks to be equipped with pedestrian automatic… Read More »

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Catastrophic Injury from Moving Walkways Brings Machinery Into Question

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

In late June, one airline passenger suffered a terrible, catastrophic injury after an accident on a moving airport walkway. According to reports, she was using the walkway as intended when part of it collapsed and pulled her leg into it, resulting in her leg being amputated at the knee. According to statistics, more than… Read More »

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When Silence in Nursing Homes Turns Deadly

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

A side of nursing home abuse that does not instantly come to mind when you think of “abuse,” which tends to elicit the idea of physical abuse – is what fear, combined with negligence, can do to nursing home residents. Specifically, a significant number of residents in nursing homes live in fear of speaking… Read More »

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Several Deaths in Connection with Kratom Herbal Supplement Spark Controversy

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

One herbal supplement has come under fire of late due to several deaths linked to it: The herb is known as kratom, and has resulted in the death of at least two parents whose families have been awarded $2.5 – $12 million from the manufacturers/distributors of the products that they consumed. What Is Kratom?… Read More »

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Dangerous E-Bike Accidents Injuring & Killing Teens

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Teenage accidents on e-bikes are on the rise, with two recent incidents resulting in the death of one 15-year old, who had been riding his e-bike home on a busy road with cars, and was hit by one and thrown violently. In spite of wearing a bike helmet, there was still massive trauma to… Read More »

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Georgia Amusement Park Accidents

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Sadly, Georgia is no stranger to amusement park accidents, especially around holidays like July 4th: A number of people – including children – are injured or killed on these rides every year, and 2023 was no exception. This year,  one of those accidents included a five-year-old boy who “flew” 15 to 20 feet out… Read More »

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Recovering Damages From Defendants In Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

In personal injury lawsuits, defendants can be sued for damages in connection with a number of assets, from bank accounts, to cars, to real estate, and wages. However, they cannot be sued in connection with some assets, as we discuss below. In addition, we receive a number of questions about defendants potentially evading what… Read More »

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Bicyclist & Pedestrian Fatalities In Macon, Georgia

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 900 bicyclists die each year due to car accidents, with almost 40,000 injured in 2020 alone. Every year, two percent of all motor vehicle crash-related deaths on public roadways involve bicyclists, and deaths amongst bicyclists over the age of 20 have quadrupled over the… Read More »

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Norfolk Southern Spill Highlights Dangers For Residents & Workers

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

When people think of “accidents,” they often think of car accidents, or even injuries that can result from medical errors. Rarely do they think of the kind of catastrophic negligence associated with the recent Norfolk Southern train derailment, which has left many facing a public health and environmental emergency in its wake due to… Read More »

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