“personal injury lawyer”

Three-Year-Old Truck Accident Personal Injury Case Presents Additional Questions Regarding Liability

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 9, 2013

It was almost three years ago that Kevin Boyer of North Dakota was driving his three children home in the family van when they were suddenly struck by a tractor-trailer with a double-trailer rig. Two of his children perished in the crash, leaving both Boyer and the third child, a three-year-old son, critically injured. One […]

Product Liability Suit in Boating Death Results in $10.2 million Verdict for Widow

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 17, 2013

Five years ago everything changed for the wife and children of 45-year-old Chris Jones. After motoring his yacht to a Lake Lanier marina in Atlanta, Georgia for engine repairs, Jones made the fatal decision to spend the night on his boat and run the air conditioner using the generator – a practice his family had […]

Wrongful Death Actions Filed in Georgia after Fatal Plane Crash

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 24, 2013

A deadly Georgia airplane crash that occurred earlier this year may have lent itself to multiple lawsuits, according to the Augusta Chronicle. Investigation into the crash continues as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) attempts to determine what cause the February 20 incident. An independent federal agency, the NTSB is charged with determining the probable […]

Texting While Driving: New Twist on Liability and Car Accidents Causes Concern for Motorists/Friends and Family

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 17, 2013

In this technology-driven age, texting while driving is undoubtedly the most rampant of the distracted driving culprits. It has become so much of an issue that many states, including Georgia, have in recent years implemented bans against the practice – hoping that discouraging the conduct will subsequently curtail the number of car accidents that result. […]

Million Dollar Settlement Reached in Medical Privacy Violation Case: Patient Privacy Pivotal for Personal Injury Plaintiffs

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 13, 2012

Often, when a person finds themselves on the injured end of a car wreck, plaintiff’ personal injury attorneys know that a significant part of the pre-litigation and/or settlement process is gaining access to the medical records of their clients. Medical records are important for several reasons. For one, they provide documentation of previous injuries, thereby […]

Wrongful Death Suits in Virginia Tech Shootings Successful: School Found Negligent Due to Premises Liability

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 19, 2012

Five years after a campus shooting spree left 33 dead and numerous injured, a jury has finally weighed in on a negligence suit filed by the parents of two of the deceased. This week jurors sided with the families, finding that Virginia Tech was negligent when it delayed warning students and faculty that a shooter […]

Continued Trend towards Pedestrian Accidents Gives Cause for Concern

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 7, 2012

Pedestrian accidents in Georgia appear to be on the rise, and it’s a very disturbing trend for those concerned about traffic safety – which is almost everyone. In 2006 the city of Atlanta, which includes Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties, had the highest pedestrian fatality rates – 16 died that year in each respective county. […]

Death of a New Born Baby Leads Wal-Mart to Pull Baby Formula from Shelves

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 27, 2011

The death of a new born child in Missouri has lead Wal-Mart stores to pull the brand of powdered bay formula that is possibly connected with the infant’s death from its shelves. Wal-Mart has pulled the formula from its shelves as a precautionary measure, and likely to avoid exposing itself to any possible products liability […]

Eliminating Errors in Patient Handoffs Key to Reducing Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | July 6, 2011

Very rarely will only one physician be responsible for a patient over the course of his or her entire medical treatment. When that responsibility is passed on to another caregiver, it is known as a “patient handoff.” Responsibility can be transferred from institution to institution, from one physician to another or even from nurse to […]

Former Lawyer Uses Infamous “Hot Coffee” Case to Stir up

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | July 5, 2011

Products liability attorneys know all about the “hot coffee” case. It has been heralded as the quintessential example of a frivolous lawsuit. In 1994, a 79 year-old Texas woman sued McDonald’s after she spilled the entire contents of a Styrofoam cup of joe onto her lap. The details of exactly what happened have been muddled […]