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The Baer Law Firm Hired to Investigate Tractor-Trailer Fatality

On February 13, 2022, at approximately 10:00pm, a young couple was headed home on I-75 South when their car broke down and stopped on the interstate.  The driver put on her hazards and called 911 for emergency assistance.  Before help could arrive, the car was struck by an 18-wheeler travelling interstate speeds.  An eyewitness reported that he did not observe the tractor-trailer brake or swerve before the collision.   Yesterday, Bryan Baer at The Baer Law Firm went to Winter Garden, Florida with a team of forensic experts to inspect the tractor-trailer pictured below. At this point, we suspect that driver… [Read More...]

By The Baer Law Firm
Filed Under: Firm News

The Wheels of Justice are Finally Turning Following the Global Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic changed how we work, shop, interact, gather, live, and so much more.  The novel coronavirus even bestowed us with this phrase for our pandemic and post-pandemic way of life, "the new normal." The judicial system was not spared from the pandemic and all its modifications, limitations, and restrictions.  With most all jury trials in civil cases such as personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits paused, the wheels of justice ground to a halt for many, many cases.  Cases were stalled, trails were postponed, and the filing deadlines that drive litigation were suspended.  Not only did this mean… [Read More...]

By The Baer Law Firm
Filed Under: Medical Malpractice

Can Distracted Driving Lead To A Criminal Conviction For Vehicular Homicide?

In a word, YES!  While people often think of vehicular homicide in the context of DUI cases, the charge has a much broader application and can certainly apply to people who unintentionally kill others while driving. Under Georgia law, a person can be charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, which is considered a felony in Georgia, when a driver causes the death of another by: overtaking and passing a school bus; reckless driving; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer; or hit and run To convict someone of first-degree vehicular homicide, evidence… [Read More...]

By The Baer Law Firm
Filed Under: Car Accidents

Can The Hospital Be Held Responsible for a Patient’s Fall?

Falls are the number one cause of injury to hospital patients.  According to The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 700,000 to 1 million patients in US hospitals fall each year.  More than one-third of these falls result in serious injuries such as fractures, internal bleeding, head trauma, and even death.  Sadly, many if not all of these incidents were preventable. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality identified and endorsed a set of adverse events that should never happen in a healthcare setting.  This list of Serious Reportable… [Read More...]

By The Baer Law Firm
Filed Under: Medical Malpractice

Vehicle Accidents And Fatalities On The Rise Since The Start Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

The New York Times recently published an article linking the surge in road fatalities to the pandemic citing that vehicle crashes and deaths started to rapidly increase the summer of 2020 and have continued to rise. The article asserts that two years of isolation and disruption due to Covid-19 caused people to feel frustrated and angry, and these feelings are leading to more erratic behavior fueling the increase in vehicle crashes, violent crimes, and drug and alcohol abuse just to name a few. Findings released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) support this claim.… [Read More...]

By The Baer Law Firm
Filed Under: Car Accidents

Using Dash Cams as Evidence in Your Georgia Accident Claim

If you have been injured because of a car accident, whether you are looking to pursue a personal injury claim or just seeking compensation for damages to your vehicle, it is critical to gather strong evidence in support of your claim. A dash camera, or dash cam, is a tool that can provide powerful proof for your claim.  A dash cam is a device you install in your car's dashboard to record everything that happens while you drive and is comparable to a GoPro.  Dash cam's video quality and capabilities have only improved in recent years, and the cost of… [Read More...]

By The Baer Law Firm
Filed Under: Car Accidents

Brain Bleed Caused by Seemingly Minor Car Wreck

Injuries resulting from a car accident, no matter how minor the car accident, can range from apparent to very subtle.  And sometimes, an injury that appears subtle can actually be life-threatening.  Trauma from a car accident, even a minor car wreck, can lead to Vertebral Artery Dissection or VAD which can lead to a stroke or even death.  Here, we will go through what a VAD is and how the laws in Georgia can compensate victims of VAD. Vertebral Artery Dissection A Vertebral Artery Dissection is when the wall of a vessel that carries blood to the brain tears.  Either… [Read More...]

By The Baer Law Firm
Filed Under: Car Accidents

Are Hospitals Responsible for Bedsores in Georgia?

We think of bedsores as something that typically happen from poor care in Nursing Homes.  But they can occur in hospitals and acute care facilities as well.  It is not just the elderly who are at risk.  Any person who lacks mobility due to illness or injury, such as paralysis, is keenly at risk for developing bedsores. Furthermore, the proper term for “bedsore” is pressure injury as they can just as easily be caused from sitting too long in a chair as lying in a bed.  Bedsores or pressure injuries are a growing issue for immobile patients in hospitals.  It… [Read More...]

By The Baer Law Firm
Filed Under: Medical Malpractice

Common Sense To Keep Your Kids Safe From A Pedestrian Accident This Halloween

My son loves Halloween!!  It’s all about the candy.  He loves getting the candy.  He loves sorting the candy.  He loves going back out and getting more candy.  He will then re-sort the newly acquired candy.  And, of course, he likes eating the candy!  Fortunately, his eyes are truly bigger than his stomach because he cannot eat all that much candy without feeling sick. My daughter also loves Halloween – not for the candy though.  In fact, she doesn’t even like candy at all.  She loves Halloween for the costumes!  She plans her costume months in advance.  She comes up… [Read More...]

By The Baer Law Firm
Filed Under: Personal Injury

Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice

When our daughter was two (2) years old she needed open heart surgery to repair a hole in her heart that was causing unoxygenated blood to mix with oxygenated blood.  My wife and I were terrified.  I remember researching everything I could find on the internet about the surgery.  I specifically remember meeting with the surgeon, who could not have been more skilled as a human in, going over the details with us.  He explained how the anesthesiologist would give our daugther medicine that would stop her heart from beating so he could repair it.  While the surgeon was performing… [Read More...]

By The Baer Law Firm
Filed Under: Medical Malpractice