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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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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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Calculating Pain & Suffering Damages

Any type of accident causes a loss, minimally some emotional damage, to its participants. Often damages incurred as a result of an accident are financial and physical, as well as emotional. Financial damages are typically medical bills, lost earnings, property damage, and other expenses related to the accident. Damages typically...
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About Georgia’s “Joshua’s Law” For Teen Drivers

Enacted in 2007, TADRA, the Teenage & Adult Responsibility Act, also known as “Joshua’s Law,” was established by a collaboration of highway safety advocates, law enforcement officials, legislators, and other groups of concerned citizens after a high number of fatal vehicle crashes occurred in Georgia involving younger, primarily teenage, drivers. The...
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Georgians Are Required To Have Automobile Insurance

Motor vehicle accidents occur every day and commence a long, arduous, stressful process that typically has physical, emotional, and financial costs. Georgia law requires that all Georgia motorists have minimum amounts of insurance coverage. Liability insurance pays damages to other parties, on behalf of an insured, for injury to or...
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Safety Tips for Pedestrians

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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Settling Personal Injury Cases

The primary purpose of a personal injury action is to restore the injured party to the position he or she was in prior to the occurrence of the injury. Damages must be calculable with reasonable certainty as a prerequisite to any award. The primary goal of personal injury plaintiffs is the primary...
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