Wrongful Death as Boy Drowns at Daycare

The family of a 5-year-old boy is suing a day camp in south Fulton County for wrongful death after the boy was allowed to wander off and subsequently drowned. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the young boy’s name was Benjamin ‘Kamau’ Hosch III, and he died while attending Camp Cricket last July when the group …

Common Bike Accidents and How to Avoid Them

It’s true that Atlanta’s roads have become much safer for cyclists in recent years, but there still are a tremendous amount of accidents that involve cyclists, which generally are avoidable. Most of the time people are simply unaware of their surroundings while out on the road and pose serious risks to everyone around them, but …

Anatomy of a Personal Injury Settlement

In a personal injury case involving your child, what would a settlement look like? What aspects of the accident would be covered, and how much could you expect to receive? Once your attorney begins the negotiation process with the insurance company, you’re likely to hear phrases like “actual damages,” “pain and suffering,” “punitive damages” and …

Anatomy of the Insurance Company Negotiation Process

It’s been perhaps several weeks since the accident that injured your child; perhaps she is still undergoing treatment, or perhaps she’s been released to your care. You’ve dealt with the initial trauma and chaos surrounding this life-altering event. Now comes one of the most critical stages of your case: The all-important negotiation process with the …

First Contact with the Insurance Company

What NOT to Do Amid all you’ll be juggling in the days following an injury accident involving your child, you’re likely to get a phone call—from the other party’s insurance company. In most cases, the timing of this call won’t be coincidental. The insurance company has one goal in mind: To resolve this claim as …

Getting Life Back Under Control After an Injury Accident

Hitting Your Reset Button Once you’ve taken care of the immediate issues after your child’s injury accident—and hopefully taken time to engage in self-care—you can start taking steps to climb out of “crisis mode” and regain a sense of control. Generally speaking, this stage is about hitting your own “reset” button and organizing thoughts, tasks …

Recruiting a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney: How and Why

In the hours immediately following a serious car crash causing injury to your child, you admittedly have a world of details to consider even as you worry about your child’s well-being. However, one critical detail you must not overlook in the chaos: Select a trustworthy and experienced personal injury attorney now, as soon as possible, …

Car Accident Forensics

The Importance of Preserving the Evidence A vehicle accident takes place in a moment of time. While you’re dealing with the treatment of your child’s injuries, your attorney should begin working immediately toward preserving and reconstructing evidence that tells the story of what happened, why it happened, and who is at fault. This is where …

Personal/Emotional “First Aid”

Remembering Self-Care in the Crisis We’ve been discussing aspects of what to do in the aftermath of a serious car crash, particularly one that involves injury to your child. We have more to discuss, but before doing so, let’s talk about you for a moment. By this point, you’ve covered the most pressing details, from …