COVID-19 has exposed many shortcomings in the preparedness of the US in light of a pandemic. The novel coronavirus has laid bare the ways the country has failed to place a high importance on safety during a time of mass illness and death. One of the glaring issues at hand is how states are faced with the need to adequately provide hospitals and frontline workers with the appropriate protective gear and necessary equipment. Due to the lack of these materials, many states are forced to purchase equipment and supplies from sources that may not put quality first. Continue reading “Faulty Medical Equipment Could Put You and Your Loved Ones at Risk”
The topic on everyone’s minds is how to protect themselves from COVID-19 infection. This holds true among every group, including those who are incarcerated. The challenge of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among inmates and prison staff is at the forefront of prison systems across the country. How do we protect inmates, and how do we protect the prison staff and their families from contracting and spreading the virus? Continue reading “The Fear of Coronavirus Among Corrections Workers”
Contracts form the basis of all business relationships. It is virtually impossible, and completely inadvisable, to conduct business without them. But what happens when another party refuses to honor their contract obligations? The Harman Law Firm in Georgia wants you to know your legal options.
Legal Remedies for Breach of Contract
When a party or parties with whom you have a legal, binding contract fail to live up to their part of the bargain, you can file a breach of contract claim in the Georgia courts. Upon the advice of your legal counsel, you may pursue three basic courses of action against the breaching party or parties. Continue reading “What Can I Do About a Breach of Contract?”
We’ve all spent time out on the road in the Atlanta area, and have seen our share of road rage incidents. Have you ever been a direct victim of this dangerous situation? If so, you may have grounds for a road rage lawsuit.
Road Rage Is A Crime
Road rage is a criminal offense that involves intentional acts to hurt someone. Typically, the offenders’ actions end with traffic accidents, fights, and assault leading to serious injuries. As a result, charges of assault and battery can be filed. Continue reading “Road Rage Lawsuits”
When an Atlanta sheriff deputy comes knocking on your door and hands you an official document, it can make anyone feel a bit anxious. Both a summons and a subpoena notify you of court proceedings, but the meaning of each document is different.
What Is a Summons?
A summons is an official notice of a lawsuit that involves the person named in the document. For instance, if you’re being sued, you need to be properly notified so that you can attend the court hearing that has been scheduled. Continue reading “The Difference Between a Summons and a Subpoena”
After going through a criminal rape trial in Atlanta, your perpetrator might be sentenced to prison for a while, but you’re still left with permanent damage, both physical or emotional. As a result, you probably feel unsatisfied with the results of the initial trial and choose to go to court all over again.
A civil lawsuit can is one where you can claim assault/battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. As a result, you might be able to gain some form of compensation for your pain and suffering, anxiety, or PTSD. Continue reading “Civil Sexual Assualt (Rape) Lawsuit”
Being stalked in Atlanta is a very serious situation to be in. Stalkers can threaten, attack, sexually assault, or even kill their victims.
State laws vary, but in Georgia stalking is defined as a person who “follows, places under surveillance, or contacts another person at or about a place or places without the consent of the other person for the purpose of harassing and intimidating the other person.” Continue reading “What Constitutes as Stalking?”
A whistleblower is a person who exposes illegal and/or unethical activity that has occurred within an organization.
Typically, the information involves contract companies committing fraud against the government by overcharging for products or services. Other cases of fraud that may constitute whistleblowing include an organization that makes false Medicare or Medicaid claims, performs illegal trade of wildlife, fish, and plants, or illegally discharges pollution into the ocean. Continue reading “What Protection Do Whistleblowers Have?”
Under federal and state law, every individual deserves to be treated humanely and given medical treatment when necessary. This includes those who have been sentenced to jail or another type of correctional facility. When prison authorities fail to properly care for inmates and injury, death or suicide, there may be evidence of negligence or even a violation of constitutional rights. Most recently, there has been attention on the rate of suicide in jail. These alarming statistics should not be ignored, as correctional facilities are also under obligation to address the mental health condition of its inmates. Continue reading “Prison Suicide: When Do You Need a Lawyer?”
Realizing your elderly parent, grandparent or loved one needs more care than you can give is difficult. However, at a certain stage of life many adults must entrust their aging family member’s health and well-being to someone else, typically a nursing home or type of senior living facility. The horrible truth is that promises aren’t always uphold when it comes to their standard of care. Nursing home abuse and neglect does occur. If you suspect abuse or neglect at your loved one’s senior care center, a personal injury lawyer can help. Continue reading “Georgia Senior Care Centers: Is Your Loved One Safe?”