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Category Archives: Negligence

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Tragic Playground Accident Takes Life of 3-Year Old Boy

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Nothing is more precious to anyone and to society as a whole than the wellbeing of children. Unfortunately, children can fall prey to negligence or carelessness, just like anyone else. The danger is even worse for them, because the very young don’t know what to watch out for. When they come to harm, those… Read More »

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13 Injured in Deck Collapse

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Accidents and injuries are an unfortunate part of life. They happen in the blink of an eye, and are all too often caused by the carelessness or negligence of another person. The aftermath of these events leaves behind physical injuries, emotional trauma, and damages, all of which take time and money to repair and… Read More »

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1 Dead, 2 Injured in NW Georgia Accident

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There are many factors that go into the making of an accident. All too often, one of those factors is neglect or carelessness. It only takes a moment of distraction to cause a crash that can alter lives forever. Some of these accidents result in only minor injuries, while others have tragic outcomes, but… Read More »

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Fayetteville Deck Collapse Leaves 2 Injured

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

It is an unfortunate fact of life that accidents happen. All too often, they occur because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. These accidents cost money in repairs and medical bills and they even cost time away from work and from family. All of this is money the victims should never have to pay… Read More »

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Mother of Toddler Ejected In I-85 Accident Cited for Multiple Violations

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Accidents, even “minor” ones, are always traumatic, but they become outright horrific when children are involved. No matter how careful we are, accidents can still happen, putting our families in danger, and when these accidents happen, there are often overwhelming medical and repair costs to pay. Don’t let a lack of money bar the… Read More »

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Preschooler Calls 911 After Machete Injury

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Heroism has no age limits.  A pre-school girl was recently the hero when she was at home with her father. He was cutting down a tree in the backyard. While he was using his machete to chop branches, he landed a blow to his arm which deeply cut into his wrist.  Nobody else was… Read More »

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Tree Falls on a House in Lithonia

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Premises liability is the term used when someone gets injured on someone else’s property due to a danger on that property. For example, a faulty piece of playground equipment could be the basis for a suit against the owner if a child gets injured. One possible way this can happen is a tree falling… Read More »

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Autoclave Explosion Kills Long-Time Worker

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Last month, plant worker Elaine Davidson, 56, died when a pressurized sterilization machine called an autoclave blew up at the Meggett Polymers and Composites plant on October 31st. The force of the blast blew out the door of the autoclave causing devastating injuries to Davidson, who later died at Polk Medical Center. Maintenance records… Read More »

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One Child Killed, Several Others Ejected in Negligent Henry County Traffic Crash

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

A 14-year-old McDonough girl was killed and at least five other people were hurt in an Independence Day motor vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Henry County. According to police, a 19-year-old was driving north in a sport utility vehicle that was carrying seven passengers when she lost control of the vehicle and hit… Read More »

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Lee County Woman Cited for Texting While Driving Following Crash With Police Cruiser in Albany

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

A Lee County woman was recently cited for texting while driving after she allegedly struck a police car in Albany, Georgia. 22-year-old Lauren Owens was reportedly driving a Nissan Pathfinder on West Broad Street around 2:30 am when she allegedly collided with an Albany Police Department cruiser and then struck a parked car. Following… Read More »

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