Friday, January 5, 2018

7 Common Practice Areas for Personal Injury Attorneys

When imagining a lawyer, most people hold the assumption that a single attorney can manage any sort of legal case. This is, of course, not true to reality. Every attorney has a single or set of practice areas they prefer or focus on.

When it comes to accidents, typically caused by the fault of third parties, someone who specializes in personal injury law is the best choice to hire for representation. There will be no distractions from other legal fields, such as family law or criminal defense. You should also look for a personal injury attorney who offers free consultations to evaluate their clients’ potential claims, like those you can find at Jones & Swanson. There is no harm in meeting with a personal injury attorney after an accident to learn more about the legalities of the situation. Even if they cannot take your case, personal injury attorneys can provide tremendous insight and point you in the right direction.

7 Common Injury Claims Managed by Attorneys

  • Car accidents: Everyday thousands of people are injured in car accidents all over the country. Hiring an experienced car accident attorney will provide value to your case. The attorneys at Jones & Swanson know the exact steps necessary to recover maximum compensation for your claim.
  • Slip and fall accidents: Slip, trip, and fall accidents are one of the most common occurrences that lead to premises liability claims. Even though these types of cases are not rare, it can be difficult to prove who is at fault for the incident. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel right away.
  • Dog bites and animal attacks: Dog owners in Georgia are fully liable when their dog attacks and injures someone. Oftentimes, dog attacks can cause permanent damage and scarring to their victims, especially when a child is involved. Contact an experienced dog bite lawyer who knows the specific laws and understands how to pursue a maximum settlement for your claim.
  • Commercial trucking accidents: Commercial trucks weighing up to 80,000 pounds are the cause of thousands of deadly accidents throughout the United States each year. Oftentimes, trucking companies and drivers have a team of experienced lawyers on their side to protect them from any liability in case of an accident. It is important to get your own legal representation to fight for your rights.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Although riding a motorcycle can have its financial benefits, the number of motorcycle accidents in the U.S. has grown in recent years, given many new would-be riders pause. To recover fully from these types of accidents, a maximum settlement must be attained, often through a hard-fought personal injury case.
  • Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrian accidents may involve a person walking, jogging, or simply standing who is struck by a motor vehicle. A person’s body is not equipped to handle such collision and often the injuries can be fatal. The knowledge a pedestrian accident attorney can provide to a victim will greatly increase the likelihood of a beneficial final settlement amount.
  • Wrongful death: Wrongful death is when a person dies due to the negligence of another party. Due to the sensitivity of such claims, navigating them requires precision and legal knowledge. While many persons may be affected by the unjust death of another, there are only certain people that can be compensated for their loss. An experienced wrongful death attorney to manage your claim from start to finish is highly recommended, beginning with determining if you even have the right to file such a claim.

Marietta Personal Injury Attorneys at Your Service

Jones & Swanson is known throughout Georgia for providing compassionate and focused personal injury claim representation. We know how to move a case towards success without forcing our clients out of their comfort zones. Every step we take is one with our clients’ best interests in mind, and we believe this personal approach to casework is what has allowed us to achieve so many great case results.

Would you like to know more about our Marietta injury law firm? Contact us online or call 770.884.6652 to schedule a free initial consultation.


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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Herschel Potts, 25 of Lubbock, Killed in Gas Leak Explosion

Herschel Potts, 25 of Lubbock, Texas, was killed Friday when the house he was in was engulfed in flames. The fire affected 80% of the structure. Fire marshals determined the cause of the fire was an attic gas leak that ignited. Fire fighters were called to the scene just before 10 p.m. Friday evening, and... Read More

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Infant Seats Recalled by Fisher-Price

The well-known child product manufacturer Fisher-Price recently announced a recall of approximately 65,000 motorized infant soothing motion seats due to potential fire hazards. The initial recall occurred in October of 2017 on nearly 63,000 units sold here in the United States and another 2,000 sold in Canada.

There have been three dozen reports to Fisher-Price stating that the devices overheated, with one reporting an actual fire within the motor housing. Fortunately, there have not been any injuries reported as a result of the malfunction, but Fisher-Price is still urging all consumers to stop using the seats out of caution immediately and seek a refund.

There are two different motion seats that are included in the recall, which include model numbers found on the bottom of the motor housing. The affected models include:

  • Fisher Price Soothing Motion Seats: model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37 and DYH22
  • Smart Connect Soothing Motion Seats: model number CMR39

Selling features of these seats are that they can bounce, sway, vibrate, play 10 different songs and sounds, and have an overhead mobile. The products have been manufactured in retail stores like Toys ‘R’ Us, Target, Walmart, BuybuyBaby and through online retailers such as Amazon. The Soothing Motions Seat retailed around $160, while the Smart Connect Seat were around $175.

Fisher-Price encourages customers who have purchased any of the recalled models to contact them for a full refund. The consumer contact number is 800-432-5437 and hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or at www.service.mattel.com.


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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Jones & Swanson Sends Cheer to Women's Extension

Christmas is a time of giving and this year is not different! The attorneys and staff at Jones & Swanson take great pride in being active in the Marietta community. We feel it is important to give back to the community as much as possible, especially this time of year. This year, the Jones & Swanson family was happy to send some Christmas cheer to the ladies at the Women’s Extension with some goodie bags filled with personal items! The items in the goodie bags varied from toothpaste, socks, scarfs, toothbrush and much more!

The extension is a licensed recovery program serving homeless men and women within the Cobb County community who suffer from alcohol and other addictions. The women within the facility undergo a rigorous assessment to assure that they are committed to changing their lives. Teaching the women life skills and training them to be self-sufficient is the goal of the program. The Cobb County community is very fortunate to have places like this where people can go to get back on their feet.

The Extension is always in need of the following items:

  • Copier Paper
  • Coffee & Cups
  • Commercial Mops
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Twin Sheets
  • Shampoo
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Shower Shoes
  • Bars of Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Feminine Products
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Washers & Dyers
  • Pillows Light Bulbs
  • Shaving Razors
  • Blankets
  • Deodorant
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Paper Towels
  • Jackets & Coats
  • Umbrellas
  • Tea Bags
  • Headphones

We at Jones & Swanson were honored to provide the goodie bags to the Women’s Extension. We believe so strongly in what the program stands for and what they do in the Marietta community. Jones & Swanson is extremely proud to have such a wonderful, reliable recovery center right here in Cobb County. If you have any questions about how you can give back, please call our office at 770-427-5498.


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Monday, December 18, 2017

Amtrak Train Derailment in Washington Leaves Several Dead

Amtrak train 501 derailed near DuPont, Washington around 7:40 a.m. PST Monday. At least 77 people have been taken to hospitals, and six people have died. Multiple train cars fell off the bridge down onto the Interstate 5 freeway, with one car dangling from the bridge. There is a curve in the track immediately before... Read More

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Facts About Drunk Driving

As a licensed driver in Georgia, you’re well-aware of the fact that you can be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. But how much do you actually know about drunk driving? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes – that’s one person every 50 minutes in 2016.” The NHTSA continues, “Alcohol is a substance that reduces the function of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination. All these abilities are essential to operating a vehicle safely."

In Georgia, the offense of drunk driving is covered under O.C.G.A. 40-6-391. Under Section 40-6-391(a), it says, “A person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle” while they are under the influence of alcohol to the extent that it makes him or her less safe to drive. It’s also illegal to drive under the influence of any drug, glue, aerosol, or other toxic vapor to the extent it’s made it less safe for the person to drive.

Now that you have a basic understanding of DUI, let’s take a look at some drunk facts that the average person is not aware of:

  • A DUI can be a misdemeanor or a felony, but most DUIs are misdemeanors.
  • A person can be charged with DUI even if they had little to drink. Their blood alcohol content (BAC) can be less than the .08% legal limit and they can still be charged.
  • Many medications are very dangerous if mixed with alcohol and actually intensify the effects of alcohol.
  • Coffee, energy drinks and a cold shower do not sober a person up, only time does.
  • If a drunk driver is in an accident, they can face criminal charges and a civil lawsuit (personal injury claim) filed by the victims.
  • A felony DUI can trigger removal proceedings for Green Card holders.
  • A DUI typically leads to a driver license suspension for the accused.
  • A DUI can lead to loss of employment, the denial of scholarships, and the denial or cancellation of a professional license.
  • A DUI leads to a permanent criminal record.
  • Stress can lead to alcohol abuse, which can lead to addiction.
  • Alcohol abuse is linked to violence, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
  • Impairment starts after the first sip, so it’s important to never drink and drive!

Hit By a Drunk Driver?

Has your life been turned upside-down because of a drunk driving crash? Even if the drunk or drugged driver is facing criminal charges, you can still file a personal injury claim. To learn more, contact our firm to meet with a Kennesaw personal injury lawyer for free!


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

PRESS RELEASE – Child-Sex-Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Amarillo Neurosurgeon Dr. Jeffrey D. Cone

AMARILLO, Texas—Attorney Kevin Glasheen and the personal injury law firm of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP filed a lawsuit Tuesday morning in Potter County District Court on behalf of a minor child after the he was sexually abused by Dr. Jeffrey D. Cone, a neurosurgeon who owns and operates the Neurological Surgery clinic in Amarillo,... Read More

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