Civil Litigation

Elevator Accidents

Elevator Risks & Accidents

According to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, incidents involving elevators and escalators kill about 30 and seriously injure about 17,000…
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Escalator Risks & Accidents

The first operational escalator was patented in 1892 and installed on Coney Island, New York, as an amusement ride.1 It was made principally of wood but metal fabricated escalators soon…

Beware of Pre-Settlement Funding

We often encounter clients strapped for cash due to an injury or sudden change in economic conditions. Waiting on the results of a settlement can be frustrating as the process…

McGahren Law & Lisa Miller featured on the Dr. Oz Show

Last December, I flew to New York City to appear on the Doctor Oz show with my courageous client Ms. Lisa Miller. Unfortunately, it was only hours before the episode…

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 part A of the…
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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…

Sexual Harassment

There are two types of sexual harassment; quid pro quo and hostile workplace. Quid pro quo harassment entails complying with a harasser to affect your employment situation. In this case,…

Considering a DUI Lawsuit

According to the CDC "Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes. The…

10 Reasons Why You Need A Will

If you dont decide how you want your estate to be distributed upon your death, the State of Georgia will decide for you. Having a Will is less expensive as…

Liability Of Cities For Injuries On Streets And Sidewalks

As a general rule, it is very difficult, though not impossible, to sue the government. This difficulty arises from the doctrine of sovereign immunity, which prevents suits against governmental entities,…

Recovery Of Emotional Distress Damages For Negligent Acts

The following is quoted from Presiding Judge Doyles opinion in Oliver v. McDade, 328 Ga.App. 368 (2014): John McDade was riding as a passenger in his own truck, which was…

Does Title Vii Apply To Your Business Considering The Numerosity Threshold For Title Vii Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

The number of employees your business has determines whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to your business. This is because of the numerosity threshold that…
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