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Hands Off The Cell Phone

The law regarding cell phone usage while driving in Georgia is written such that you can be fined if you are touching the phone while talking with any part of your body while driving, or even paused at a red light. You must be parked to use the phone. Even though, according to a 2006 study you are 23.2 times more likely to crash [ MORE » ]
Hands Off The Cell Phone
Posted in Truck Accidents, News, Car Accidents

One of the Best 2018!

We are proud to once again be voted one of the best law firms in this years “Best of Gwinnett”, a yearly poll conducted by the venerable Gwinnett Magazine. You can look for us and find other luminaries of our county at insidegwinnett.com.
One of the Best 2018!
Posted in News

Tractor Trailer Operators Face Increased Liability Under Hazardous Conditions

Large “18 Wheeler” vehicles that transport goods on our roads are under increased scrutiny and rules that passenger vehicles are not. A vehicle may be classed as a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) if it has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) over 26,000 pounds (11,794 kilograms) – some exceptions apply (see; FMCSA 383.5). If you have an accident with a commercial vehicle such as [ MORE » ]
Tractor Trailer Operators Face Increased Liability Under Hazardous Conditions
Posted in Truck Accidents, Personal Injury

McGahren Law Client is Featured in AJC Article

Along with our co-counsel Diana Lynch of the Lynch Law Group, we are so very honored to be representing Ms. Lisa Miller in her lawsuit for sexual battery against a local doctor. According to Danny Robbins from the AJC; “Her family and friends said leave it alone, but Lisa Miller had other ideas. Convinced that her doctor had sexually violated her during her last [ MORE » ]
McGahren Law Client is Featured in AJC Article
Posted in Uncategorized

Plea In Absentia: when you can’t appear in court

If I’m not from ‘Around Here’ – how do I deal with a Speeding Ticket in Georgia? If you were just ‘passing through’ on your way to work or enjoying a visit, being arrested or ticketed can change your trip dramatically. McGahren Law has comprehensive experience representing clients with traffic offenses and more serious misdemeanors such as DUI and drug possession charges, criminal, and [ MORE » ]
Plea In Absentia: when you can’t appear in court
Posted in Criminal Defense

How Do You Know If You Have Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

While a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has features which can be quickly diagnosed with an MRI or CT scan, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury can occur with just a jolt to the head, or collision with an object, and MRI and CAT scans are often normal. How do you know if you might have MTBI? Confusion that comes and goes, disorientation, or impaired consciousness Dysfunction [ MORE » ]
How Do You Know If You Have Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?
Posted in Uncategorized

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Cause Real and Long-Lasting Damage

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is estimated to affect 1.6 million people in the United States each year [in 1991], and of these, 75% are classified as mild TBI (MTBI) [2003]. Many people with MTBI have difficulty returning to routine, daily activities and may be unable to return to work for many weeks or months. In addition to the human toll of these injuries, MTBI [ MORE » ]
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Cause Real and Long-Lasting Damage
Posted in Uncategorized

Suing a City or Government is a Tricky Process

For many situations, government is immune from suit. There are a few exceptions such as state worker’s torts (causing harm) while on the job. Section 50-21-23 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) Limited waiver of sovereign immunity: (a) The state waives its sovereign immunity for the torts of state officers and employees while acting within the scope of their official duties or [ MORE » ]
Suing a City or Government is a Tricky Process
Posted in Uncategorized, Civil Litigation

Broken Water Meter Covers & How to Sue a City

You might assume that if there is a problem that causes injuries that are widespread, it would be addressed and the problem solved. You’d think that it can cost more money to undergo lawsuits and simple thing like covering a water meter is less costly than repairing a person. It doesn’t always work out that way. When a local government and/or business is not [ MORE » ]
Broken Water Meter Covers & How to Sue a City
Posted in Uncategorized, Civil Litigation

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Cruise Line Slip & Fall

The Prime issues to surmount when approaching a lawsuit with a cruise liner are; Statute of Limitations, Forum Selection, Choice of Law and Jurisdictional Issues. (SOURCE) Injuries on cruise ships and common carriers are handled in a different manner than injury claims on land which are dealt with via tort law. Even though cruise ship operators can use maritime or admiralty law, they are [ MORE » ]
Cruise Line Slip & Fall
Posted in Slip and Fall Accidents, Maritime

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