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Recovering Lost Wages In A Personal Injury Action

Personal injury accident victims are entitled to reimbursement from at-fault parties for any income lost because of their inability or lack of capacity to work because of injuries suffered in the accident. This may include income lost because of work missed while undergoing treatment. The right to be reimbursed for...
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About Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries usually result from some traumatic injury or blow to the spinal cord with victims typically facing serious, if not devastating, consequences. Spinal cord injuries may have financial, physical, and emotional costs, which may last for the duration of a victim’s lifetime. If a spinal cord injury has...
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Defenses To Personal Injury Lawsuits, Part 1

There are many defenses to personal injury cases. There are those defenses which “negate” or “deny” liability like mistake of fact and there are also defenses which “avoid” liability such as “affirmative defenses” like assumption of the risk. By raising an affirmative defense, the defendant is asserting that even if...
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Georgia Laws Affecting Medical Malpractice Cases

Any health care provider in Georgia may be held legally responsible for acts of medical malpractice, which, like most personal injury cases, is typically based on the legal theory of negligence. The basic legal requirements of a medical malpractice case are like those in any negligence case involving personal injury. In...
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Recover Your Losses From An Accident

The chief purpose of a personal injury cause of action is to compensate the injured party for its losses and restore it as much as possible to its position prior to the accident that caused injury. Damages must be calculable with reasonable certainty as a pre-requisite to any award. The primary goal...
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Car Safety Tips For Younger Children

Choosing a Georgia personal injury attorney requires consideration of the attorney’s experience in representing and litigating personal injury cases. Lehman Franklin has been an attorney for over fifty years. Not many may claim this type of experience. Choosing a Georgia personal injury requires consideration of the attorney’s knowledge and expertise....
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Child Car Seat Safety Under Georgia Law

Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death and injuries for children between the ages of 1 and 12 in Georgia. A major reason for this sad problem is the lack of improper use of car seats. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data reports that 4 out of every 10 children under...
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The Dangers Of Worn Tires

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that there are almost 20,000 people injured in 11,000 accidents related to tires each year in the United States. If you’ve been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, the attorneys at H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. are experienced product liability litigators who may...
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Should Safety Belts Be Required For School Buses?

Lehman Franklin has over 50 years of experience, giving him an intricate understanding of legal procedures necessary to develop a winning strategy for your case. A member of the firm for her entire legal career and since 2003, Kim Ward offers her expertise and experience to provide effective legal representation...
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Are Water Births Dangerous?

Many expectant mothers have utilized water births as a more natural approach to child labor and delivery. The mother enters a pool of warm water once she enters labor. The water helps improve blood flow and reduce the mother’s pain while helping her relax. Once delivery of the baby begins,...
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Medical Malpractice In Georgia: A Primer

Since medical malpractice verdicts and settlements are in the millions, many hospitals have an economic incentive to make a proactive effort to reduce any potential for mistakes that cause serious injury or death. When errors and other incidents of medical malpractice result in injuries to a patient, any provider, including...
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Who Do I Sue In A Truck Accident? Part 2

Where do you turn once you’ve been involved in an accident caused by the driver of one of the big rigs, a tractor-trailer truck? An experienced attorney like H. Lehman Franklin or Kimberly Ward may offer the assistance necessary to help you recover your losses. Lehman Franklin has been an...
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Who Do I Sue In A Truck Accident? Part 1

The capable and dedicated staff at H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. offers the best support to the best legal representation available in the Statesboro and Savannah areas. Why hire just any lawyer to litigate your case when you can retain the services of an attorney with over 50 years of legal...
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Recovering Damages For Losses To Property

When personal property is damaged or destroyed by the intentional or negligent act of another party, the property owner may be entitled to compensation in the form of monetary damages. These property damages may be compensatory, incidental, and punitive. The purpose of compensatory damages is to place a party in...
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The Dangers Of Smartphones

It’s no secret that smartphones have become one of the most popular and prevalent pieces of electronics equipment ever used by consumers. Unfortunately, like most anything, there are inherent dangers to their continued use and overuse. If you’ve been harmed by a defective product, H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. has the...
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Tips for Safe Cycling

Using a bicycle to get around is a common place in Georgia. Motorists are all too familiar with the presence of bicyclists at any time and at any place. It would be unreasonable for the operator of any type of motor vehicle not to expect to share the road with...
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Suing A Pediatrician For Medical Malpractice

The attorneys at H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. are experienced lawyers who can offer assistance to anyone who suffers losses due to any circumstance, including medical malpractice, which causes any personal injury. Many instances of medical malpractice have dire consequences and result in serious illness or injury – especially those instances...
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Safely Sharing The Road With Trucks

H. Lehman Franklin has over 50 years of experience, giving him an intricate understanding of legal procedures necessary to develop a winning strategy for your case. A member of the firm for her entire legal career and since 2003, Kimberly Ward offers her expertise and experience to provide effective legal...
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Children And Distracted Driving

There is a host of distractions that we encounter as motorists traveling on Georgia’s roads and highways by motor vehicle. Some are personal (talking on the phone, applying makeup), some occur outside the vehicle (accidents, construction), and some occur inside the vehicle. Some but not all are outside of our...
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Georgia Law And Dog Bites

Georgia dog owners must exercise care in keeping their animals and ensuring the safety of the public. Georgia public policy is reflected in O.C.G.A. § 4-8-1 which states that “[i]t is the intention of this chapter to establish as state law minimum standards for the control and regulation of dogs...
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