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How to Find the Best Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer

If you have been the victim of a tractor trailer accident, you may realize you can encounter many difficulties trying to get compensation for your injuries and suffering. If you or someone in your family has had to deal with the horror of a tractor trailer accident… Continue Reading

Injured Marta Bus Rider Wins $29,000 Settlement

A man injured as he walked through a moving MARTA bus recently won a $29,000 settlement. Yet his lawyer had doubts about the case. Two-thirds of the potential jurors answered “yes” when asked if they were suspicious of clients who file lawsuits. Continue Reading

Jury Awards $15M in Fatal Car Crash

The parents of a young man killed in a car crash won a jury award of more than $15 million. Their son and the other members of a wedding party were slammed from behind by a speeding drug representative from AstraZeneca. The rep had a long history… Continue Reading

Learn More About Unexplained Death in Nursing Home Cases

When a loved one passes unexpectedly, or takes a sudden turn for the worst, it’s important to ask questions. While legal action can’t make up for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death or nursing home abuse claim can help hold negligent facilities or… Continue Reading

Legal Recourse for Common Birth Complications

Complications during pregnancy are very common in the United States. In 2008 alone, 94 percent of the 4.2 million deliveries involved an issue according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Pregnancy issues can affect… Continue Reading

Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP Ranked Among 2013 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News

Those of us at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP are proud to announce that we have been ranked among the 2013 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. We are listed as a Tier 1 law firm for our personal injury litigation – plaintiffs practice. Continue Reading

Nursing Homes Nationwide Receive Lower Quality Scores

As a result of sweeping changes made in nursing home evaluation standards, many nursing home facilities nationwide are facing a drop in quality ratings. The poor ratings come as no surprise to advocates for the elderly, who have long decried the… Continue Reading

Off-duty Santa Receives $1M Settlement with Trucking Co.

An off-duty Santa Claus has received a settlement of $1 million after a collision with a truck from DSL Express Trucking, Inc. After an initial erroneous report, and a subsequent investigation, Larry Bramlett of Suches, Georgia, reached… Continue Reading

Possible Damages & Compensation in Birth Injury Cases

Birth injury cases are complex due to the legal and medical technicalities involved. Furthermore, it is a stressful period emotionally that the family has to go through. At Moraitakis & Kushel, our team has successfully concluded many birth injury claims. Continue Reading

Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain

Traffic isn’t simple. In Atlanta alone, there are millions of cars on the road, multiple lanes, speed limits, road signs, and every car is full of people trying to get where they’re going quickly and safely. Add rainy or inclement weather to the mix, and suddenly… Continue Reading

Top 3 Legal Mistakes To Avoid After an Auto Accident

Every year, millions of Americans are involved in automobile accidents; a large percentage of them occur in metropolitan areas like Atlanta. Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP is here to protect your rights when the cost, pain, and suffering from an auto accident is due to… Continue Reading

Trial Lawyer Seeks $20 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

According to NBC Los Angeles, plaintiff attorney Garo Mardirossian is pressing for $20 million as compensation for the wrongful death of a Southern California woman who was killed when her vehicle suddenly accelerated and spun out of control in 2009. Continue Reading

Trial Lawyers & Doctors Oppose Medical Malpractice Bill

Both Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) and Medication Association of Georgia (MAG) have come out against Senate Bill 141, which is designed to replace the state’s medical malpractice system with a worker’s compensation-like review board. Continue Reading

Truck Driver Charged in Wreck that Shut Down I-85 North

Truck driver Terry Curry, a 47-year-old native of Waxhaw, North Carolina, was charged with reckless driving after a catastrophic accident that occurred on December 26, 2013. Curry, who allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, is recovering in a nearby hospital. Continue Reading

Truck Driver Charged in Fatal Accident Was Partially Blind

The families of the victims of a July trucking accident that occurred in Channahon, IL are calling for a federal inquiry into exemptions that allowed the truck driver in the accident, Francisco Espinal-Quiroz, to maintain his license, despite the fact that he is partially blind. Continue Reading

Truck Driver Looking at Facebook at Time of Crash

Last May, Arizona Department of Public Safety officer Tim Huffman was killed when truck driver Juan Espinoza ran into several emergency vehicles that were responding to a roadside accident. Investigators who examined the dashboard camera… Continue Reading

Trucking Company Ordered off the Road After Fatal Accident

Federal investigators looking into a trucking accident that killed one Illinois toll worker and seriously injured a state trooper discovered a company history of regulation violations and record falsification. Investigators have called the trucking company… Continue Reading

Tuna Truck Catches Fire on I-75 in Clayton County

The holiday weekend has begun, and that means an increase in traffic on Atlanta highways. But holiday travelers and spring breakers headed toward Florida faced a unique delay this Friday morning: a truckload of tuna caught fire on I-75 in Clayton County. Continue Reading

Types of Public Transportation Accidents in Atlanta

Atlanta has over 6 million people within its borders. Every day, whether for work or leisure, a large percentage of the population commutes using public transit or transportation services such as the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority… Continue Reading

Woman Awarded $1.3M after Losing Sight in Supermarket Fall

A Clayton County woman recently won a $1.3 million jury award because she lost her sight in her left eye after falling into the bagging station of a grocery store. Ellen Myers claims she tripped on a wrinkle in a floor mat at the entrance of Food Depot in Rex, GA. Continue Reading

Work Related Burn Injuries

There are over 40,000 work-related burn injuries every year. These injuries can be caused by various accidents and events. Many times the accident is preventable and occurred due to another individual’s negligence, poor training, faulty equipment, or an employer… Continue Reading

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Nursing Home

According to the West Virginia Record, West Virginia’s top legal journal, Kanawaha resident Nancy Shelton is pressing charges against a Montgomery nursing home for the wrongful death of her late mother, Ms. Hattie Lucas. Continue Reading

$200 Million Paid by VA in Wrongful Death Cases

While many veterans receive high quality healthcare after their military service, in the past decade, the Department of Veterans Affairs has provided more than $200 million dollars in compensation for wrongful death suits. Continue Reading

$3M Verdict Increased to $4.5M in Case for Boy Suffering Brain Damage

A Fulton County judge recently awarded a $4.5 million dollar verdict in a medical case to a brain-damaged five year old boy and his guardian ad litem, Nicholas C. Moraitakis. When the boy’s parents, Annette Clemons and Jason Cole, noticed… Continue Reading

Atlanta Area Toddler Critically Burned in SWAT Raid

While serving a no-knock arrest warrant at 2 am, on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, an Atlanta area toddler was critically burned by a SWAT team stun grenade. The 19-month-old boy remains in critical condition in the burn unit at… Continue Reading

Atlanta Dram Shop Lawyer

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you may need an experienced Atlanta dram shop lawyer on your side. Georgia is a dram shop state, meaning that if a patron at a bar, nightclub or restaurant is visibly intoxicated and… Continue Reading

Benefits of Using a Local Georgia Lawyer for Your Plane Crash Lawsuit

Are you a Georgia resident who was injured in a plane crash? Regardless of where the accident took place, there are several benefits to using a local Georgia lawyer for your plane crash lawsuit. Continue Reading

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents are on the rise with the increased need to transport goods and always-growing population. Federal laws govern the trucking industry, but they are often ignored by drivers and other companies associated. Trucks cause severe damage… Continue Reading

Dangers of Driving Drowsy

Drowsy driving is the dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness or fatigue. Drowsy driving accounted for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths in 2013, according to the CDC. Approximately 1 in 25 adult drivers have reported falling asleep at the wheel. Continue Reading

DeKalb Couple Injured in Trucking Accident Awarded $3.2 Million

After 12 long hours of deliberation, a DeKalb County jury awarded Johnny and Carolyn Parks, a Flowery Branch couple injured in a trucking accident on June 21, 2011, a $3.2 million verdict. Of that sum, $2.8 million was awarded to… Continue Reading

Drunk Driver Runs Through Fatal Accident Scene

In the early morning hours of November 9th in Miami, a drunk driver reportedly barreled through the scene of an already-fatal car accident. Police were processing the scene of the fatal accident when 29-year-old Juan Frias drove through the scene… Continue Reading

Elements of a Successful Products Liability Case

The laws of products liability vary by state, but there are common requirements and factors in products liability cases that allow plaintiffs to be successful. The three types of liability include manufacturing defects, design defects, and… Continue Reading

Facility & Staff Face Charges in Nursing Home Abuse Investigation

ABC News reported that arrest warrants were issued for 21 employees of the Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce in Northeast Georgia. These employees now face more than 70 charges, including cruelty to people 65 or older, abuse, and… Continue Reading

Fatigued Truck Driver Critically Wounds Actor Tracy Morgan

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured on Saturday, June 7, 2014 when Wal-Mart truck driver Kevin Roper failed to observe slower moving traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike. Roper attempted to swerve his tractor-trailer away from… Continue Reading

Faulty Airbags Incite Massive Automotive Recall

One of the world’s leading producers of automotive safety products and systems, Takata Corporation, is behind a massive vehicle recall involving faulty airbags. According to preliminary reports, the affected airbag inflators may… Continue Reading

Find a Wrongful Death Attorney in Atlanta

When the unthinkable occurs and a member of your family dies tragically in Atlanta due to the negligence of someone else, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. It may be difficult and… Continue Reading

Find the Best Lawyer after a Georgia Highway Car Wreck

Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a truck or auto accident on a Georgia highway? If so, it’s vital that you seek legal representation as soon as possible. Although the insurance company of the party at fault is responsible for… Continue Reading

Former Miss Teen Oklahoma Wrongful Death Suit Settled

Almost a year after the boat crash that killed former Miss Teen Oklahoma Rachel Nicole Swetnam and William Lewis “Trey” Varner III, the Swetnam and Varner families have found justice. The wrongful death suit filed by… Continue Reading

Fulton County Cracks Down on Unsafe Trucking Practices

If sharing the road with tractor trailers doesn’t make the average Atlanta commuter a little nervous, then the following safety statistics should. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 31 percent of… Continue Reading

Hours of Service Laws Aim to Prevent Trucking Accidents

With long shifts and hours of endless driving, staying awake at the wheel isn’t an easy task. In fact, 31 percent of all trucking accidents are caused by fatigue, which is more than the percentage alcohol and drug related truck accidents combined. Continue Reading

How to Drive Safely Around Motorcycles

Warm weather means more motorcyclists on the road. Driving a motorcycle can cause another level of danger on the road not only for themselves, but other drivers as well. Especially in the warmer months, drivers need to… Continue Reading

Signs Your Loved One May Be a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse

You’ve placed your loved one under the watch and care of nursing home staff and attendants in hopes that they will receive the best care possible. Although many senior care facilities provide their residents with… Continue Reading

Survey Says: Many Nursing Homes Fail to Report Abuse Allegations

According to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Health Human Services, many nursing homes across the United States routinely fail to report accusations of abuse or neglect. Of the 209 nursing homes surveyed… Continue Reading

Takata Airbag Victims Suffer Extensive Injuries

The wounds found on Hien Thi Tran’s body after she was injured in a minor car accident in Orlando in 2014 seemed to point clearly to a stabbing. After the accident, Tran was transported to a nearby hospital and police produced a… Continue Reading

Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the CDC, there were 282,000 hospitalizations related to traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and 56,000 deaths in 2013 alone. This injury is responsible for 30% of all injury deaths. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by… Continue Reading

Vehicle Defects and Safety Recalls

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, a recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle or vehicle equipment is not in compliance with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Continue Reading

What Happens if You’re Involved in an Accident While Using Ride Share

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have made getting around a lot easier, but what happens if you get into an unexpected accident while using one of these services? While many people are concerned about… Continue Reading

What to Look for in a Malpractice Lawyer

If you’ve experienced malpractice at the hands of a physician or other health care professional that’s left you or a loved one with injury or loss, then you understand the importance of being able to trust the integrity and… Continue Reading

What you Need to Know About Nursing Home Law

If you or your loved ones have been the victims of nursing home negligence or abuse, you may not know where to turn for advice. At Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia, we pride ourselves on… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Pressure Sores and Nursing Home Abuse

While nursing home negligence can be a silent crime, pressure sores are a highly visible and painful sign of neglect. Nursing home abuse and neglect are serious issues facing elderly loved ones. If your loved one receives pressure sores in their senior care facility,,, Continue Reading

Wife of Slain Taxi Driver Awarded $1.2M Settlement

The wife of a slain taxi driver has been awarded a settlement of $1.2 million from the then-owner of an apartment complex where her husband was fatally shot. Five and a half years after the death of her husband… Continue Reading

Winter Weather & Tractor Trailer Accidents

High winds, blowing snow, white-outs, and icy conditions can make roads incredibly treacherous and dangerous. These conditions combined can make the road slick and difficult to maneuver. In fact, weather is one of the main causes of… Continue Reading