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Difference Between Criminal vs. Civil Assault and Battery

Difference Between Criminal vs. Civil Assault and Battery

People often mistakenly use the terms ‘assault’ and ‘battery’ interchangeably, but these are twodifferent crimes. And, according to Georgia law, they are further categorized into simple andaggravated offenses. Many victims of assault, battery, or both don’t initially know their rightsunder the law, or understand which legal process – criminal or civil – applies in their individualsituation. Criminal vs. civil assault…

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Child playground injury

Child playground injury

Child Injured at a Playground? Get the Help You Need Now It’s not uncommon for children to suffer injuries on community playgrounds or even school play areas. Playground injury lawyer Kathryn Burmeister of Burmeister Law Firm understands that children are precious. She is ready to help you receive the financial compensation that you are entitled to on behalf of your…

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Adverse Drug Reactions

Adverse Drug Reactions

Had a Severe Reaction to Prescription Medication? Burmeister Law Firm Can Help Prescription medication errors often cause adverse drug events (ADEs). Some are mild, but many are severe and can even result permanent injury or death. The Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality reports that medication errors result in approximately 700,000 emergency room visits and at least 100,000 hospitalizations annually.…

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Food Poisoning – Groc Store or Restaurant

Food Poisoning – Groc Store or Restaurant

Did You Become Ill from Food Poisoning? Burmeister Law Firm Can Help If you’ve gotten food poisoning due to a grocery store purchase or from eating at a restaurant,Georgia food poisoning attorney Kathryn Burmeister can help. For most sufferers, foodpoisoning involves very uncomfortable illness that fizzles out after a day or two. But foodpoisoning often requires hospitalization and can even…

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Your Child Suffered a Serious Birth Injury – Important Next Steps

Your Child Suffered a Serious Birth Injury – Important Next Steps

Giving birth to your long-awaited baby is a very exciting event, but sometimes things go wrongand your child suffers an injury during the labor and delivery process. When this happens, it’s ahorrific shock to the mother and her family. While a newborn can often fully recover from mildbirth trauma that may occur, many Georgia birth injuries come with lifelong consequences…

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Victim Rights When Civil and Criminal Cases Intersect

Victim Rights When Civil and Criminal Cases Intersect

When a person suffers an injury due to an accident or as a victim of a crime, he or she may be confused about their rights. Many victims don’t have a clear understanding of whether to pursue a claim through the criminal or civil process. While most personal injury matters will require processing via a civil case, sometimes criminal proceedings…

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When Can Parents Sue a School for Bullying?

When Can Parents Sue a School for Bullying?

Bullying in school has become a major problem in the US for both elementary and secondarylevel students. Unchecked, bullying can lead to serious negative consequences in a child’sphysical and psychological health. Too often, school personnel turns a blind eye when theyreceive complaints of bullying by a witness or from the bullied student. If your child is beingbullied, you may wonder…

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Who Is Liable for Rideshare Scooter Accidents & Injuries?

Who Is Liable for Rideshare Scooter Accidents & Injuries?

Rideshare electric scooters have become a regular part of life in many US cities and Atlanta isno exception. Although these scooters provide a convenient and affordable way to get around ina bustling city center, they also present opportunities for accidents and injuries. Due to the‘rideshare’ nature of these scooters, accidents, and injuries while using them may result incomplex liability issues.…

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WHAT TO DO AFTER A MULTI-CAR ACCIDENT

WHAT TO DO AFTER A MULTI-CAR ACCIDENT

What to Do After a Multi-Car Wreck? Accidents involving two cars are traumatic enough, but when you’re involved in a multi-carwreck, the stress and injuries become even worse. It’s often fairly simple to determine who is atfault after a typical two-car accident, so if you’re injured, you have a good idea who must pay fordamages and medical expenses. With accidents…

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Does Having a Car Accident Affect Your Auto Insurance?

Does Having a Car Accident Affect Your Auto Insurance?

People fear reporting a car accident to their auto insurance companies for a number of reasons. One of the most common reasons is they know that car insurance rates often increase after a claim. Georgia law requires drivers to file a police report for any accident involving injury, death, or damages exceeding $500. If it’s serious enough to report to…

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