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  • 19-Jul-2017

    Honda and Toyota Vehicle Recalls

    The news has been full of vehicle recall announcements recently. You’ve likely heard about the largest airbag recall in the industry’s history in Takata devices affecting Honda, Acura, and so many others. Recently a 12 th fatality was ...
  • 17-Jul-2017

    Driving Safely in Foggy Conditions

    Navigating through fog can be very tricky and can even turn in to a hazardous endeavor. The sad reality is that many motorists do not know how to properly drive in foggy conditions. The dangers that are faced with the presence of fog can be magnified ...
  • 6-Jul-2017

    Preventing Drowning Accidents

    Now that it’s the summertime, a lot more recreational activities involve swimming pools, water parks, community pools, waterslides, boating, jet skis, and anything else that has to do with water. Unfortunately, every summer we see an uptick in ...
  • 5-Jul-2017

    Britax Chest Clip Car Seat Recall

    Last month, child safety seat manufacturing company Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced a large-scale carseat recall due to chest clip safety concerns. This voluntary recall was agreed upon by Britax in cooperation with the NHTSA and other regulatory ...
  • 30-Jun-2017

    Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

    As our loved ones get older, it may eventually become too unsafe to allow them to live alone. So we are many times faced with a choice: care for them ourselves or seek outside assistance. The most common form of outside assistance is that of nursing ...
  • 27-Jun-2017

    Concert Safety and Personal Injury Risks

    Metro Atlanta is well known for several concert venues and is a location frequently on many artists’ concert lineups. Especially as the weather gets warmer, more and more people will travel to Cobb County and surrounding area venues for events ...
  • 26-Jun-2017

    Personal Injury Claims for Crime Victims

    On Sep. 26, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released its annual report, Crime in the United States, 2015, which reported a 3.9 percent increase in violent crime in the United States compared to 2014. The report also revealed that ...
  • 22-Jun-2017

    Fidget Spinner Safety Concerns

    Simple gadgets can sometimes take the world by storm – one of the most recent being fidget spinners. You’ve likely witnessed youth with one of these devices, whether you knew what it was or not. A fidget spinner is a ball-bearing device ...
  • 20-Jun-2017

    Preventing Traffic Jams

    The metro-Atlanta area is well known for higher than average levels of traffic. Because the city has such a large population and is used as a connector to more southern states, the number of automobiles traveling through on a daily basis is great. ...
  • 7-Jun-2017

    Tractor Trailer Blind Spot Safety

    Have you ever been driving along the highway and an 18-wheeler forced you into another lane or off the roadway? It’s a common occurrence and is scary for even the most experienced drivers. Because big rig drivers have larger blind spots than a ...
  • 24-May-2017

    Nathan's Hotdogs Recalled

    Summertime is the perfect time for cookouts and camping, both of which frequently involve hotdogs. Roasting hotdogs from a campfire or cooking them on the grill is quick, easy and cost effective. Even visits to the ball park, whether professional or ...
  • 16-May-2017

    7 Ways to Avoid Boating Accidents

    As the school year comes to an end and temperatures nearing 90 degrees, many people are putting on their summer gear and heading to the water. Boating is a common pastime in the Cobb County area – and the fun and excitement that comes with ...
  • 15-May-2017

    What is an Eggshell Plaintiff?

    In personal injury cases, there are times where an injured party had a pre-existing condition that was exacerbated by the accident in question. As a result, the plaintiff’s injuries are more severe than they would have normally been had the ...
  • 25-Apr-2017

    Vehicle Safety Watch List Released

    The Safety Institute releases a Vehicle Safety Watch List on a quarterly basis with the purpose of identifying automobiles with the potential for dangerous defects. The most recent list was released on March 1, 2017 and included statistics from ...
  • 23-Apr-2017

    Asthma Inhalers Recalled

    Earlier this month, more than 590,000 inhalers were recalled due to possible defects that could pose risks to users. GlaxoSmithKline is a drug company based in Britain which develops inhalers used by many United States citizens for asthma control. ...
  • 17-Apr-2017

    Bouncer and Security Guard Injuries in Kennesaw

    Many locals, tourists, and college students would agree that Kennesaw and the surrounding areas have some great watering holes. Locally, we have the SuBourbon Bar & Social Club, Hudson Grille, Mazzy’s Sports Bar & Grill, the ...
  • 16-Apr-2017

    Ford, Kia and Hyundai Vehicle Recalls

    The news has been littered with automobile recalls in recent weeks, affecting popular brands including Ford, Kia and Hyundai. Each of the recalls may hit close to home here in Georgia, so be sure to check the status of your vehicle’s recall ...
  • 11-Apr-2017

    Dunkin' Donuts Tumblers Recalled

    Earlier this year, certain glass tumblers sold by Dunkin’ Donuts were included in a recall from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall included approximately 8,300 16 ounce tumblers that can be used for hot or cold drinks. The ...
  • 9-Apr-2017

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month – reminding us all to evaluate current efforts being made to alter driving habits around the United States. While technological advancements have improved vehicle safety year after year, ...
  • 3-Apr-2017

    Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

    In Smyrna and throughout Georgia, when people are injured because of someone else’s negligent behavior, they are entitled to damages through a personal injury claim. This includes car and truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, ...
  • 2-Apr-2017

    FDA Links 9 Deaths to Breast Implants

    Six years ago, the Food and Drug Administration reported a possible connection between specific types of breast implants and cancer. At that time, the evidence and technology was not advanced enough to draw certain conclusions. Late last month, ...
  • 26-Mar-2017

    How Insurance Policy Limits Can Affect My Case

    An insurance company will typically pay for a personal injury lawsuit if the plaintiff’s attorney is successful. The type of case is irrelevant, whether it be auto accident, slip and fall, animal attack, or something else. Unless you are ...
  • 23-Mar-2017

    Medical Malpractice Claims in Marietta, GA

    Do you live in Marietta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, or Woodstock, or one of the surrounding areas and have you recently been injured by a doctor or other medical professional? If so, our firm may be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve through ...
  • 22-Mar-2017

    Rush Hour Traffic Safety

    The metro-Atlanta and Marietta areas are well known high-traffic areas. If you combine the more than 5 million people occupying the metro area with the millions more traveling through the city or visiting, it’s not surprising that traffic jams ...
  • 20-Mar-2017

    Social Media's Effect on Personal Injury Claims

    Most of our cell phones are only an arm’s length away at any given time. Within seconds we can be connected to the outside world through the web – and typically social media. But what many people fail to realize is that using social media ...
  • 15-Mar-2017

    Prep Your Car for Winter Weather

    Cold winter weather has finally arrived, which means you’ll want to prep your car accordingly. Whether you’re planning to travel long distances or just your typical daily commute, cold weather can be harsh on your vehicle. Pre-Travel ...
  • 12-Mar-2017

    Toddler Swing Recall

    The popular children’s product manufacturing company Little Tikes recently announced a recall on 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure toddler swings. The swings are pink in color and are suspended by four yellow ropes. They feature a possible defect ...
  • 7-Mar-2017

    Smokeless Tobacco Recall Hits Close to Home

    Popular smokeless tobacco brands Copenhagen, Cope, Husky and Skoal were included in a product recall recently. Each brand is manufactured by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC), who announced the voluntary recall after receiving numerous ...
  • 23-Feb-2017

    Recovering Damages for Burn Injuries

    There are many types of personal injury claims – some of the most common being car accident and fall injuries. Essentially, any time you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, an injury lawsuit is possible. Whether or not ...
  • 22-Feb-2017

    Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits in Marietta

    Deciding to place a loved one in a nursing home can be a very difficult decision to make, especially when the elderly person is strongly against the change. Often, giving up one’s independence and privacy does not come easily to seniors, but ...
  • 19-Feb-2017

    Britax Stroller Recall

    On February 16, a large-scale recall was announced on popular Britax strollers that use the Click & Go receivers to produce a portable system. The recalled models are the BOB Motion and B-Agile Strollers, but are said to be dangerous only when ...
  • 16-Feb-2017

    An Assessment of LegalZoom by Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys

    We are living in a time that digital and mobile outlets are used more frequently than ever before. According to Hubspot.com, it is estimated that 81% of consumers conduct online research prior to making a decision. The internet is full of helpful ...
  • 14-Feb-2017

    Positive Trends Declining with Upsurge in Auto Injuries

    Over the last few decades, the number of automobile accident fatalities has been on a downward trend. Many attributed the enhancements in technology and increased safety education to be a reason for lowering numbers of traffic injuries and deaths. ...
  • 8-Feb-2017

    Drunk Driving Accidents in Marietta, Georgia

    In Marietta and across the beautiful state of Georgia, it’s very common for people to work very hard during the day, and then to drink alcohol in the evenings and weekends. For many Cobb County residents, it’s almost a “way of ...
  • 3-Feb-2017

    Jones & Swanson Attorney Recognition

    Georgians searching for an injury lawyer have many choices – the sheer number of which can be overwhelming. There are many factors that go into making the right choice for the attorney to represent your injury claim. Locality, experience, ...
  • 30-Jan-2017

    How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Georgia?

    When it comes to injuring others, there are two types of injuries: intentional injuries and accidental injuries. In the first category, the at-fault party would likely be facing criminal charges for assault, battery, manslaughter or murder. What ...
  • 25-Jan-2017

    Sophie the Giraffe Teething Toy Receives Reports of Mold

    Disturbing reports have recently surfaced regarding a popular children’s teething toy – Sophie the Giraffe. This toy has been sold throughout the world for more than 50 years – totaling more than 50 million sold. Sophie is a rubber ...
  • 19-Jan-2017

    Jones & Swanson: Advocates for You

    Personal injury attorneys in the metro Atlanta area may be abundant – but it’s imperative that when you need legal assistance, you choose the right law firm based on your individual needs. Not only will the final resolution of your case ...
  • 18-Jan-2017

    Preventing Dog Attacks: Tips to Teach Your Children

    Recent events in our community make this an important topic. Dog attacks happen more often than you may think, and the consequences can be severe. When a person is attacked by a canine, the injuries are often serious and can even lead to death. ...
  • 16-Jan-2017

    The Honest Company Baby Powder Recall

    One of the trends in childcare today is to use all natural and environmentally friendly baby and beauty products. The Honest Company, co-founded by celebrity Jessica Alba, is well known for producing non-toxic daily essential goods that promote ...
  • 12-Jan-2017

    Recognizing the Warning Signs of Daycare Abuse

    For many parents, day care centers are an important part of their children’s day-to-day lives. We entrust these service providers to take care of something precious to us, so it’s important to ensure they are receiving the care they need ...
  • 11-Jan-2017

    What Not to Do After a Car Wreck

    According to the most recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ), in 2015, there were nearly 6,300,000 non-fatal crashes in the United States, and 1,715,000 injury accidents – that’s a LOT. ...
  • 5-Jan-2017

    Do Insurance Rates Increase After an Accident?

    Being involved in an automobile accident is typically a stressful experience. Not only because of the accident itself, property damage, possible injuries, and overall hassle – but dealing with insurance companies afterwards as well. The average ...
  • 28-Dec-2016

    New Year's Roadway Safety

    With New Year’s just a few days away, many Georgians are getting ready to bring in 2017 with celebration. Celebrating the New Year can be fun and exciting, but has the potential to be dangerous as well. We urge you to make responsible decisions ...
  • 22-Dec-2016

    Roof Falls and Liability

    As the holidays draw nearer and as the year comes to a close, many homeowners will be hiring workers to remove holiday decorations, perform home repairs, clean chimneys, and more. Anytime someone works on a roof or in a dangerous area of your home, ...
  • 13-Dec-2016

    3 Ways to Prevent Theft During the Holidays

    The holidays are upon us, and with them the last-minute trips to finish shopping lists. Cobb County is a popular shopping destination, with Town Center Mall and The Avenues so easy to access. Along with shopping comes a rise in traffic, and ...
  • 12-Dec-2016

    Facebook Live and Distracted Driving

    Technological advancements are credited for many of the safety improvements in automobiles, but technology isn’t always a positive. The advancement of mobile devices, such as cell phones, has created a new danger while behind the wheel. Over ...
  • 6-Dec-2016

    Seat Belt Recalls from Ford Motor Company

    Automobile accidents are becoming more and more common due to the large number of vehicles on roadways across the U.S. Fortunately, vehicle safety has improved in many ways – the most obvious of which is that of seat belts. The firsts ...
  • 30-Nov-2016

    E-cigarette Explosions Causing Burn Injuries

    E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. They do not burn tobacco and cause less inhalation of tar and carbon monoxide than smoking nicotine cigarettes. Instead of tobacco, the product vaporizes a flavored ...
  • 29-Nov-2016

    Who's at Fault in a Left-Hand Turn Accident?

    Georgia is full of busy intersections where drivers must make left-hand turns, especially in the metro-Atlanta area. Countless auto accidents happen each day where one driver was attempting to make a turn to the left. Legally, motorists making ...
  • 22-Nov-2016

    Food Recall: Sabra Hummus

    If you have Sabra humus in your refrigerator, you may want to check the date on it. The company has voluntarily recalled their hummus products manufactured before November 8, 2016 due to possible listeria contamination. Sabra Dipping Co. revealed ...
  • 15-Nov-2016

    Food Poisoning Symptoms and Treatment

    Food safety is incredibly important because of the large number of restaurants readily available to consumers. In 2015, there were 17,900 eating and drinking locations in the state of Georgia, representing approximately $18.9 billion in sales. ...
  • 14-Nov-2016

    Deer-Related Auto Accidents

    Georgia deer hunting season is in full swing, which inadvertently tends to lead to an increase in the number of deer near and on roadways. In fact, studies rank November as the worst month for deer-related automobile accidents. Compared to ...
  • 30-Oct-2016

    Happy Halloween from Jones & Swanson

    Halloween is only hours away, so many households are gearing up for various festivities. Halloween is one of the most favored holidays by children, ranking alongside Christmas because of the costumes and candy. Unfortunately, Halloween is also ranked ...
  • 27-Oct-2016

    Medication Litigation and Recall Information

    You’ve probably seen a cliché television commercial referencing “dangerous” or “potentially harmful” drugs – but what you may not know is that these types of situations are fairly common. Illness, injury, ...
  • 18-Oct-2016

    Samsung Cell Phone Recall

    Technology conglomerate Samsung has voluntarily recalled one of their smartphones. Last month, the phone carrier announced that the lithium-ion battery used in the Galaxy Note7 device had the potential of overheating and catching fire. This poses a ...
  • 16-Oct-2016

    Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Crashes

    Driving near 18-wheelers can be very stressful and intimidating, especially in areas that are heavily congested with the large trucks. The Southeast’s highway system is full of tractor-trailer vehicles. Atlanta ranks as one of the top cities in ...
  • 11-Oct-2016

    Smart Windshields

    Toyota is a popular automobile manufacturer and is regularly searching for ways to standout from competitors. This innovation has led to the possibility of major updates to vehicle windshields. Toyota has recently patented the ...
  • 9-Oct-2016

    Unlicensed Drivers on Georgia Roads

    The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety titled one of their reports “Unlicensed to Kill”, and it focused on the high risk of unlicensed drivers on the road. One out of every five car crashes involving fatalities involve someone who either ...
  • 6-Oct-2016

    The Base of Automobile Safety: Tires

    Automobiles are made of countless parts and components, each with a specific purpose and responsibility to the overall health of the vehicle. One of the most important components of vehicle safety is ensuring the tires are reliable and ...
  • 5-Oct-2016

    Drive Safely Work Week

    At Jones & Swanson, we have represented many victims of crashes caused by company drivers – so we’ve seen what these accidents can mean first-hand. For that reason, we are promoting Drive Safely Work Week this week (October 3-7) along ...
  • 30-Sep-2016

    Tips to Navigate Aggressive Drivers

    It’s no secret that driving in Atlanta and its metro areas can cause aggression, and it can be intimidating to be on the same road with such drivers. Being late for work, long commutes, and simple eagerness are just examples of things that ...
  • 29-Sep-2016

    Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Lawsuits

    Some of you may have read about or heard reports of lawsuits against the household name Johnson & Johnson in the news recently. The dangers of talcum products, such as baby powder, are being investigated following numerous complaints against the ...
  • 28-Sep-2016

    Varsity & Youth Football Helmets Recalled

    Football season is in full swing, so many Cobb County parents spend their weekends at practices and games for their children. In an effort to help protect you and your family, we bring up topic of a recent football helmet recall by Xenith, LLC of ...
  • 25-Sep-2016

    Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

    While injury-related accidents are sometimes able to be resolved by private individuals and insurance companies, that is not always the case. And even when it is possible to resolve an injury-causing accident without legal representation, that ...
  • 23-Sep-2016

    Whirlpool Microwave Recall

    If you find yourself heating up popcorn for movie night, make sure to be extra careful if you own a Whirpool microwave. In late August, Whirpool announced a recall on one of their hooded combination microwaves. The reason for the recall was because ...
  • 19-Sep-2016

    Super Lawyers 2017

    The Jones & Swanson family works as a team with the goal of providing the best counsel and outcome for our clients. We are proud to announce that this dedication has led to two Super Lawyers list awards this year. Attorney Andrew Jones has been ...
  • 15-Sep-2016

    Child Passenger Safety Week: Pregnant Mothers

    Next week is Child Passenger Safety Week, so in continuation of our car seat and booster seat safety tips, we are providing safety information for pregnant mothers. Seat belts are imperative to provide protection for adults, children, and infants in ...
  • 8-Sep-2016

    Game Day Traffic Safety Tips

    The first day of fall is just around the corner, which means bonfires, flannel and football. The state of Georgia, along with the rest of the Southeast, is an area passionate about football of all levels – high school, collegiate, and ...
  • 7-Sep-2016

    Child Passenger Safety Week 2016

    Child Passenger Safety Week is just under two weeks away – September 18-24 – so we’re providing some helpful information for parents, guardians and caregivers of young children. Many people do not realize that the number one cause ...
  • 30-Aug-2016

    Do I Have to Hire an Attorney in the City Where I Live?

    Much of the general public has little reason to know what to do when they need an attorney. For instance, many people involved in automobile accidents don’t know to contact a personal injury attorney until after they’ve been injured. ...
  • 25-Aug-2016

    A Look at Our Week: Jury Trials

    While the vast majority of injury claims can be resolved without the need for a jury trial, many cases cannot be resolved without at least some litigation. Oftentimes, clients confuse filing suit with going to trial. When a case cannot be negotiated ...
  • 22-Aug-2016

    Unlicensed Drivers Can Still Cause Crashes

    The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety performed a study researching unlicensed drivers. In order for a person’s license to be suspended or revoked, they must have performed some sort of illegal action serious enough for law enforcement ...
  • 21-Aug-2016

    Confusing Automatic Transmission Shifters

    Shifting a vehicle in and out of gear may seem like a concept that is simple enough to grasp – but technological advances have led to what many refer to as “e-shifters”, which are not as well understood by consumers. A traditional ...
  • 18-Aug-2016

    Stroller-Related Injuries to Children

    Strollers are used to transport children for a variety of reasons – convenience and safety especially. Unfortunately, a new study from the Academic Pediatrics journal states that nearly 361,000 children 5-years-old and younger visited the E.R. ...
  • 15-Aug-2016

    What to Do If Trapped Inside Your Car After an Accident

    Being involved in an automobile accident is scary even in situations that are seemingly minor. Certain circumstances can make car accidents terrifying. One of the most overwhelming outcomes of a crash is becoming trapped within your vehicle. In many ...
  • 14-Aug-2016

    Hoverboard Recall

    As little as a few years ago, “hoverboards” were unheard of. In the past few years, these self-balancing scooters have become a reality. In February, we blogged about the rising popularity of hoverboards and safety risks associated with ...
  • 9-Aug-2016

    Mistakes Commonly Made Following a Dog Bite

    The CDC estimates that of the 4.7 million dog bite attacks that occur each year, nearly 800,000 victims require medical attention immediately. Statistics shown that 34 fatalities were reported in 2015 alone. These numbers are scary – motivating ...
  • 30-Jul-2016

    Avoiding a Rollover Crash

    There are numerous types of automobile accidents – from rear-end collisions to side-impact crashes. One of the most dangerous types of vehicle incidents that one could be involved in is that of a rollover. Rollovers occur when a vehicle flips ...
  • 28-Jul-2016

    Back to School Safety

    Cobb County students are scheduled to start back to school on Monday, which means local roadways will be much busier than in recent weeks. With an increased number of automobiles on Cobb County streets and highways, the number of crashes is likely to ...
  • 27-Jul-2016

    See Tracks? Think Train.

    Railway safety may seem like common sense, but an alarmingly high number of drivers are not completely up-to-speed on train track regulations and safety standards. In a competition between a car versus train, there’s really no contest. In the ...
  • 25-Jul-2016

    Understanding Your Auto Insurance Policy

    Selecting the appropriate coverage for your individual needs or those of your family as a whole can be tough. The auto insurance lingo isn’t always easy to understand or clear to the everyday person – and unfortunately not all insurance ...
  • 20-Jul-2016

    Summer Safety: Hidden Dangers of Playgrounds

    Summertime safety may cause you to think about boating, swimming pool, or heat stroke incidents. A somewhat hidden safety concern, especially in warmer months, involves child safety on playgrounds – both public and private. Each year, more than ...
  • 10-Jul-2016

    Vehicular Heatstroke Statistics in Children

    Georgia summers can always be counted on for at least one thing: bringing the heat. Historically, July is boasts higher temperatures than any other month of the year. And while there are countless perks to the Georgia heat, there are dangers that ...
  • 7-Jul-2016

    Pedestrian Safety in Walkable Cities

    Distracted driving has been labeled one of the top causes of auto and pedestrian crashes. What many people fail to realize, though, is that distractions while walking near roadways can be just as unsafe. Cell phones and other electronic devices are ...
  • 6-Jul-2016

    10 Questions to Ask About Your Personal Injury Attorney

    When it comes to finding a personal injury lawyer, you will likely have dozens of options. Many lawyers will have won awards or earned legal distinctions for their practice, and others will have considerable amounts of experience—but how do you ...
  • 30-Jun-2016

    Best Drivers Report 2016

    For the last 12 years, Allstate has released a yearly “Best Drivers Report” listing cities around the nation ranked highest in safe-driving. The poll investigates vehicle collision frequency in the largest 200 cities in the United States. ...
  • 27-Jun-2016

    Local 4th of July Events

    With 4 th of July only one week away, many Georgians are making plans around the Metro-Atlanta area. Not only will there be fireworks across the area, but fun-filled activities will abound throughout the day on Monday. Here are a few of the events ...
  • 23-Jun-2016

    4th of July Driving Safety

    As Independence Day approaches, so do countless celebrations and parties. While food, fireworks, and community events are great, each year many Georgians make the unfortunate decision to drive while under the influence following these events. More ...
  • 16-Jun-2016

    Self-Driving Cars in the News

    A popular topic that we like to keep up with is that of self-driving vehicles. There are numerous manufacturers racing against the clock to release the first self-driving cars to consumers. While the National Highway Safety Administration has yet to ...
  • 15-Jun-2016

    Common Legal Terms and their Meanings

    At Jones & Swanson, we speak with victims of serious personal injury incidents every day. Most have never been in a situation where a personal injury attorney’s services were needed, so it is easy to become confused or overwhelmed. It is ...
  • 14-Jun-2016

    Bike Trailer vs. Bike Seat: Which is Safer for Children?

    Cobb County and surrounding areas are popular places to bike, both as exercise and leisure activities. Many parents of young children choose to continue biking – and must therefore make a choice about involving their children. Some parents will ...
  • 10-Jun-2016

    Learn More About Your Auto Insurance Policy Coverage

    Last month we had the privilege of participating in the Cobb State Court’s “Knowledge Fair Week.” The Court staff enjoyed a nice lunch provided by Jones & Swanson while listening to Attorney’s Andrew Jones and Chase ...
  • 6-Jun-2016

    Safest Vehicles for Teen Drivers

    Parents are in a tough spot when their teen begins to drive. They want to provide a safe vehicle, but they need to stay within their budget. So each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety compiles a list of safe and affordable used vehicle ...
  • 26-May-2016

    Snapchat Distracted Driving Lawsuit

    We’re all familiar with the “Don’t Text and Drive” safety campaigns and distracted driving prevention messages. But a local personal injury lawsuit recently named not only the at-fault driver as a defendant, but Snapchat as ...
  • 24-May-2016

    Cause of Fatal Cobb County Crash Determined

    Many of us have been guilty of disregarding the rules and laws of the road. Whether it be speeding, running a red light, rolling through a stop sign, or even driving while distracted – these actions have become acceptable to many Georgians. ...
  • 22-May-2016

    Dangerous Automobile Recalls Announced Recently

    As automobile recalls become a more and more common occurrence, we feel it is important for all Georgians to stay up-to-date. Please check the NHTSA safercar.gov website regularly to verify that your vehicle is not currently affected by a defect or ...
  • 18-May-2016

    Robotic Tractor Trailer Vehicles

    One of the most common causes of tractor trailer crashes is driver fatigue. It is difficult for big rig drivers not to experience certain levels of tiredness, especially after being on the road for hours and days at a time. In an effort to solve this ...
  • 16-May-2016

    Furniture Tip-Over Injuries

    As soon-to-be parents ready their home for a new bundle of joy, countless safety items are purchased. Socket covers, cabinet locks, and door handle protectors are just a few of the many safety products on the market for parents and guardians of young ...
  • 10-May-2016

    May-June Roadway Safety Campaigns

    The months of May and June are historically a time for roadway safety campaigns sponsored by groups such as the National Highway Safety Administration. This year is no different. Passenger vehicle safety is addressed with the National Seat Belt ...
  • 9-May-2016

    Jones & Swanson Victories: $32 Million in Five Years

    At Jones & Swanson, it is our goal to represent clients to the best of our professional ability day in and day out. The best outcomes for those who come to us in need is to provide financial and emotional relief. While we cannot guarantee a ...
  • 1-May-2016

    Jones & Swanson Sponsors Charity Golf Tourney

    Attorney Andrew Jones began working in the field of law in 1993. He quickly realized that his favorite aspect of being an attorney was being able to help others during their times of need. In 2006, he started his own personal injury firm with the ...
  • 29-Apr-2016

    Bicycle-Automobile Crash in Georgia

    In recent years, outdoor activities have become very popular in the Atlanta area. For this reason, it is common to see bicyclists alongside roadways in the metro area. Unfortunately, even when cyclists are wearing safety equipment, traveling in their ...
  • 26-Apr-2016

    Identifying a Drunk Driver

    In the second and final half of our Cinco de Mayo education series, the staff of Jones & Swanson hopes to educate readers on how to identify a drunk driver on Georgia roadways. While we hope that drivers will make smart decisions by choosing not ...
  • 25-Apr-2016

    Cinco de Mayo Safety Tips

    Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and with it the vast array of festivities, fiestas, and margaritas. While this is an exciting holiday for many, it can lead to dangerous situations. In 2014, 116 auto accidents resulted in deaths on Cinco de ...
  • 19-Apr-2016

    Important Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases

    Most of us do not realize what aspects are involved in a Georgia personal injury case. Typically, there are a few basic things that must be gathered in an effort to help in proving negligence and worth of a personal injury or wrongful death case. ...
  • 18-Apr-2016

    Boating Safety Tips for Summer

    Many Georgians will be taking advantage of the warmer weather in coming weeks, including the use of boats on nearby lakes. As exciting as boats are, they can also be dangerous if the proper safety guidelines aren’t followed. USCG data reveals ...
  • 13-Apr-2016

    Highway Work Zone Safety Tips

    For many Georgians, going to work every day doesn’t involve traveling to an office. Many make their living along Georgia roads and highways by working in construction. Roadway work zones are fairly common in the Marietta area due to its ...
  • 11-Apr-2016

    Tractor Trailer No-Zone Areas

    All automobile accidents are scary and many lead to significant injuries and property damage. But tractor trailer crashes may be the most dangerous of all. Because semi tractor-trailer trucks are much heavier and larger than typical passenger ...
  • 5-Apr-2016

    Canned Tuna Recall

    Hundreds of people get sick every year from foods that are recalled. Many times you hear that the Food and Drug Administration recalled certain foods, but usually that’s not the case. Only rarely does the FDA do a recall. Usually it’s the ...
  • 1-Apr-2016

    Fitness Trackers Being Used in Lawsuits

    Smartwatches and fitness trackers are becoming a popular trend in today’s society, with devices such as the Fitbit, Apple watch, and Garmin Vivofit leading in popularity. These devices are advertised to monitor your everyday activity levels in ...
  • 23-Mar-2016

    Consultation Checklist: What You Should Bring

    Consulting with a personal injury attorney following an accident can be daunting, especially because most Georgia citizens don’t know what to expect. Because our goal at Jones & Swanson is to make this process as simple as possible for ...
  • 22-Mar-2016

    Featured Case: Pedestrian Injury

    Recently, the attorneys at Jones & Swanson were able to help a gentleman who was injured as a pedestrian. In December of 2013, our client was returning to his car at a local grocery store in Roswell when he was struck by a driver who simply ...
  • 15-Mar-2016

    Seatback Strength Standards

    At Jones & Swanson, our attorneys represent car accident victims more than any other type of injured victims. Because of this, our staff has witnessed first-hand how automobile safety defects can be the difference in the outcome of a crash. A ...
  • 10-Mar-2016

    Pistachio Recall

    If you’re a pistachio lover, you’ll want to take note of a Salmonella-related recall of certain pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios. So far 11 people have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of salmonella, one of which occurred ...
  • 9-Mar-2016

    Slip and Fall Accident Statistics

    Types of injury-causing accidents that we most commonly think about are automobile crashes, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. What you may not realize, though, is that the chances of being involved in a slip and fall accident are high as well. ...
  • 8-Mar-2016

    Dog Bite Injury Claims In Georgia

    Each state has different statutes regarding bringing a lawsuit for dog bite injuries. In the state of Georgia, the law typically falls in favor of dog owners instead of victims of attacks. This is due to the requirement of proof that more than a ...
  • 1-Mar-2016

    Aspects of a Personal Injury Claim: Depositions

    There are various aspects to a Georgia personal injury claim, many of which vary in nature from case to case. According to many past clients of Jones & Swanson, among the more daunting facets of a claim is the deposition. Depositions are used in ...
  • 25-Feb-2016

    More Takata Airbag Recalls

    The Takata Corp airbag recall numbers continue to rise, as millions of additional vehicles have been linked to the defective air bag inflators. This month alone, General Motors has announced a recall for roughly 200,000 Saab and Saturn automobiles ...
  • 22-Feb-2016

    Lawsuit Raises Questions About Bicycle Regulations

    Roadways throughout the country are protected by laws and safety regulations for motor vehicles. Because cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles are some of the most commonly used transportation methods, these regulations are necessary to keep travelers ...
  • 20-Feb-2016

    Purchasing the Right Auto Insurance

    When you’re trying to determine a sufficient amount of auto insurance to carry, the full magnitude of your susceptibility may not be apparent. The state of Georgia requires all drivers to carry a minimum level of liability coverage of 25/50/25. ...
  • 18-Feb-2016

    End Distracted Driving

    To most of us, one second doesn’t seem like a very long time. Our days are full of seconds and we’re constantly on the go, so that single moment may seem insignificant. But when you are behind the steering wheel of an automobile, a single ...
  • 16-Feb-2016

    Automated Speed Camera Benefits

    We are all familiar with red light cameras, which are used throughout the state of Georgia as an automated law enforcement tool. While not all stop lights employ the use of enforcement cameras, those that do are programmed to identify vehicles that ...
  • 11-Feb-2016

    GM and Volkswagen Recalls

    Two large vehicle manufacturing companies, General Motors and Volkswagen, are recalling more than 1.1 million vehicles combined. The first recall involves brake pedal defects in various 2016-2016 GM truck and SUV models. While no injuries or crashes ...
  • 9-Feb-2016

    Medical ID On Your iPhone

    iPhone It seems like Apple is constantly updating their iOS operating systems and features so provide a more seamless user experience. Some of the most recent enhancements include improvements with Siri, notepad, and iPod. An important use of smart ...
  • 8-Feb-2016

    IIHS Honors Awarded To 61 Vehicles In 2016

    Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awards vehicle safety honors to models that offer advanced crash prevention and protection features. While it may seem like you hear a lot about automobile recalls in the news, IIHS officials are ...
  • 1-Feb-2016

    Hoverboard Safety

    The 1989 film “Back to the Future 2” predicted transportation devices that defied gravity: hoverboards. These devices aren’t as out of reach as many might think. Hoverboards were one of the top selling gifts this Christmas holiday. ...
  • 26-Jan-2016

    Navigation and GPS Safety Tips

    Navigating a vehicle can be difficult in certain situations, especially when you're unfamiliar with the route. Fortunately, GPS and navigation systems are fairly common in vehicles on Georgia roadways. Whether your automobile came stocked with a ...
  • 23-Jan-2016

    Recalls that May Affect Your Children

    Product recalls occur every day on all types of merchandise, from cars to foods. Unfortunately, it’s not always adults that face dangers as a result of a defective consumer product. Children’s products are involved in recalls quite often ...
  • 14-Jan-2016

    Vehicle Recall FAQs

    The news is full of automobile recall announcements, but m any Americans don’t fully understand how vehicle recalls may affect their lives. As personal injury attorneys, we have represented citizens of Marietta, Cobb County, and surrounding ...
  • 11-Jan-2016

    Important Items to Keep in Your Car

    As winter weather arrives in the metro-Atlanta area, many Georgians are reminded of the “Snowpocalypse” of 2014. Countless commuters were left stranded on impassable roadways. Many abandoned their vehicles in search for shelter, while ...
  • 10-Jan-2016

    Food Truck Hazards

    Food trucks and mobile kitchens have become popular around Marietta and surrounding metro-Atlanta areas in recent years. Many offer tasty and affordably priced items in convenient locations. There’s even an Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market ...
  • 7-Jan-2016

    Wet Winter Preparation for Your Home and Vehicle

    The metro-Atlanta area has experienced record-high levels of rain in recent weeks. Fortunately the wet weather has stopped for now, but we are expected to see more soon. This rain combined with cold winter weather can lead to damage to homes and ...
  • 30-Dec-2015

    The Consequences of Texting While Driving

    As you may know, it is against the law to operate a vehicle while using a mobile device. Cell phone usage, including but not limited to texting, is one of the most common types of distracted driving across the U.S. While glancing at an email or ...
  • 27-Dec-2015

    Georgia Tractor Trailer Crash Lawsuit Settles

    Tractor trailer accidents are often extreme, especially when other motor vehicles are involved. Because commercial trucks are much larger than the typical car, van, SUV, or pickup truck, collisions leave the smaller vehicles and passengers with ...
  • 21-Dec-2015

    Space Heater Safety

    So far, there have been few exceptionally cold days this winter. Unfortunately, this pattern is expected to soon see change. As we face colder weather, many Georgians will use HVAC systems, as well as space heaters and other heating methods, to heat ...
  • 18-Dec-2015

    Drive Sober, Georgia

    Christmas and New Years are just around the corner, which means countless vehicles on Georgia roadways as travelers visit friends and relatives to celebrate the holidays. In fact, AAA estimates that approximately 2.7 million people will travel by ...
  • 15-Dec-2015

    Motor Vehicle Recalls In The News

    As 2015 comes to a close, automotive manufacturers are announcing even more vehicle recalls. This year has been one of countless vehicle defects and recalls, with the GM ignition switch defect at the center of media attention for much of 2015. A few ...
  • 13-Dec-2015

    Facts About Accidents Caused By Medical Emergencies

    As a personal injury law firm, our job is often to hold at-fault parties responsible for automobile accidents. These crashes sometimes involve multiple vehicles, pedestrians, and even homes or other property being struck by automobiles. In some ...
  • 10-Dec-2015

    The Importance of Epi Pens

    Allergic reactions occur in the United States every day. In fact, every three minutes someone visits an emergency room due to food allergic reaction. Because we do not all face food allergies on a regular basis, it can be difficult to comprehend the ...
  • 8-Dec-2015

    Documenting Expenses in Personal Injury Claims

    Auto accidents are many times traumatizing for those involved, especially when you find yourself faced with medical bills as a result of another person’s neglect. In these situations, an experienced personal injury attorney may be able to help. ...
  • 7-Dec-2015

    Cold Weather Driving Tips

    As cold weather quickly approaches, it may be beneficial to keep a few winter driving safety tips in mind. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently compiled this list of winter driving tips: Before You Go Get Your Vehicle Serviced ...
  • 25-Nov-2015

    Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

    Thanksgiving Day is upon us, which means that thousands of Georgians will be cooking turkeys to celebrate. One of the most popular cooking styles is to fry a turkey. While the taste of a fried turkey is fantastic, there are unfortunately many dangers ...
  • 24-Nov-2015

    Using Technology in Personal Injury Claims

    Personal injury attorneys are plentiful in the metro-Atlanta area. Many of these lawyers advertise on billboards, radio, and television in an effort to reach the broadest audience possible. Many firms that use these methods of advertisement are ...
  • 19-Nov-2015

    Personal Injury Attorney Fees

    One of the most surprising revelations for Georgia personal injury plaintiffs is that there is no up-front fee or payment required. Jones & Swanson, like most personal injury and wrongful death law firms, handles legal claims on a contingent fee ...
  • 16-Nov-2015

    Latest Food Recalls

    Last week, Campbell Soup Company announced a national recall of 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs soup. This food recall is attributed to pieces of red plastic being found in the 14.2-ounce cans, which came from the can’s lining. After receiving ...
  • 15-Nov-2015

    Don't Wreck the Holidays

    As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays draw nearer and Georgians prepare for festivities, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is kicking off its pre-holiday season drunk driving prevention campaign. Jones & Swanson is teaming ...
  • 10-Nov-2015

    Uber Auto Accident Claims

    The popularity of the Uber ride-sharing service has grown tremendously since its inception in 2009. The company seeks to connect passengers to drivers using a mobile app, making it much easier to use than traditional taxi services. Especially in ...
  • 9-Nov-2015

    Workplace Fatality Numbers Increasing

    Workplace injuries can be some of the most challenging types of Georgia personal injury claims to be involved in. Many people do not feel completely comfortable requesting their place of employment handle an on-the-job injury, especially when the ...
  • 5-Nov-2015

    CPSC Regulation for Holiday and Decorative Lighting

    In June of 2015, a new safety regulation for decorative lighting during the holidays was introduced. This directive, issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety, is meant to more efficiently eliminate dangerous products from the consumer marketplace. ...
  • 4-Nov-2015

    Recent Vehicle Recalls

    There have been numerous vehicle recalls announced since August. Because of the significant importance of Georgia drivers being aware of auto defects that may affect their vehicles, we have compiled a list of some of the largest motor vehicle ...
  • 29-Oct-2015

    Your Health Insurance Rights

    As Marietta injury and accident attorneys, we deal with defendants, opposing counsel, judges, and jurors often. Many people fail to realize, however, that our staff works with insurance and medical providers on a daily basis as well. November 1 is ...
  • 27-Oct-2015

    How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    In Georgia, there are statutes of limitations which restrict how much time you have to file a lawsuit after being injured in a car accident or other incident. The statutes of limitations are actually different for personal injury cases than they are ...
  • 23-Oct-2015

    What Causes Marietta Tractor Trailer Accidents?

    Tractor trailer accidents are some of the most devastating and destructive auto accidents, due in large part to their immense size and weight. When these crashes occur, victims may suffer injuries which can have a severe and life-altering impact. If ...
  • 21-Oct-2015

    Uber Researching Driverless Vehicles

    10 years ago, driverless vehicles were a notion from futuristic movies and science fiction novels. In recent years, they have become a true possibility as automobile manufacturers and technology companies experiment with motor vehicles. Recent ...
  • 20-Oct-2015

    Can I Recover Punitive Damages?

    While the details of personal injury suits can vary widely, the majority of successful claims result in general and special damages only; essentially, these are damages which are designed to cover the costs of medical care, property damage, etc. In a ...
  • 19-Oct-2015

    Pedestrian Safety Tips

    Unintentional pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. Pedestrian safety is not something that should be taken lightly. Pedestrians- people who travel by foot, wheelchair and stroller- are among ...
  • 11-Oct-2015

    Teen Driver Safety Week

    This year, Teen Driver Safety Week is October 18-24. Operating a vehicle requires tremendous responsibility, and that is especially true for new drivers. For teens 15-19 years old, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death. In the year 2013 ...
  • 7-Oct-2015

    Understanding Comparative Negligence

    In the world of personal injury law, the concept of negligence is king. Nearly all personal injury cases are ultimately centered around proving that the defendant was in some way negligent; in other words, they did not exercise the same amount of ...
  • 5-Oct-2015

    Avoiding Auto Collisions with Deer

    There are many enjoyable pastimes living in the South offers this time of year. Roasting marshmallows by the fire while enjoying the wonderful fall weather, SEC football, and pumpkin picking with the family are just a few. Another popular hobby for ...
  • 30-Sep-2015

    What Is Required to Prove a Medical Malpractice Claim?

    Whether for treatment or preventative care, the goal of visiting a doctor is to help improve your health. In some cases, unfortunately, a doctor’s negligent behavior can lead to catastrophic injuries. If you’ve been hurt by a doctor, you ...
  • 29-Sep-2015

    Land & Water Duck Vehicle Safety Concerns

    If you’ve visited the Stone Mountain Park area, you may have seen of ridden on a “ Ride the Ducks ” land and water vehicle. These amphibious boats are created to resemble the land/water vehicles used by the United States Army during ...
  • 25-Sep-2015

    Injuries Aren't Always Caused By High-Impact Crashes

    Determining the value of a personal injury case can often times be challenging for plaintiff attorneys. It is a common misconception that only high-impact automobile crashes can lead to serious injuries, when in reality many of our clients have ...
  • 24-Sep-2015

    Distract Driving While On The Job

    Many of the automobile crash victims represented by the injury lawyers at Jones & Swanson were involved in an accident where the at-fault driver was on the job. Distractions are typically a leading cause of these types of motor vehicle accidents. ...
  • 22-Sep-2015

    Can Injuries Show Up After a Car Accident?

    Many people assume that car accident related injuries will show up immediately, such as a broken bone or laceration. However, many other types of injuries may not show themselves for hours, days, and often weeks after an accident. For this reason, it ...
  • 17-Sep-2015

    Car Seat Recalls and Safety

    In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week, which lasts from September 13-19, we are educating readers on recent child safety seat recalls, safety tips, and informative events. Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced a car seat safety recall on various ...
  • 11-Sep-2015

    Proving Negligence in a Car Accident Claim

    Most car accident injury claims are built upon the legal theory of negligence. In most cases, the injury victim must prove that the other driver’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident. In other cases, however, the burden is on the ...
  • 9-Sep-2015

    5 Million Keyless Ignition Vehicle Manufacturers Sued

    There have been multiple lawsuits in the news lately seeking accountability for automotive defects that have led to unsafe driving. In addition to these GM ignition switch and Takata airbag lawsuits, a new class action suit was filed in August that ...
  • 31-Aug-2015

    Teen Driving Skills Assessment

    In the state of Georgia, new drivers are required to complete a Driver’s Ed course, 12 months’ use of an instructional permit, multiple written exams, and a road skills driving test before being presented with a driver’s license. ...
  • 28-Aug-2015

    Recalls That May Affect Your Diet

    Food recalls have become more and more common lately as a result of food safety precaution increases occurring in the United States. Warm summer weather also provides the perfect environment for bacteria growth, which often times leads to food ...
  • 27-Aug-2015

    Drive Safely this Labor Day Weekend

    As the summer season comes to a close, one of the busiest highway travel periods is approaching as well. Labor Day weekend typically signals the end of summer, and provides one last long weekend of fun. Unfortunately, this increase in traffic ...
  • 14-Aug-2015

    Latest Recalled Vehicles

    There have been numerous vehicle recalls announced in the last few months, including: LR4 Land Rover Recall In May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Jaquar Land Rover North America announced a recall of LR4 model Land Rover ...
  • 13-Aug-2015

    Kids and Front Seats Don't Mix

    As summer break comes to an end and parents begin driving their children to and from school every day, many older kids will want to ride in the front seat. This may not seem like a big deal to some, but many states are considering legislation that ...
  • 29-Jul-2015

    Georgia Supreme Court Rules in K-9 Attack

    Earlier this year, Attorney Chase Swanson appeared before the Georgia Supreme Court to fight for the rights of an 11-year-old boy who was attacked when an off-duty K-9 police officer failed to keep her dog restrained. In June, the Court delivered its ...
  • 24-Jul-2015

    Summertime Recalls

    Two recalls have been announced this summer that may affect your family. The first recall came from Apple and affects the popular Beats Pill XL speaker that many people use daily. The potential hazard involves the Pill’s battery, which may ...
  • 21-Jul-2015

    $325,000 Settlement in Rear-End Collision

    Jones & Swanson represents victims who have been injured in a variety of circumstances. Our most common practice area revolves around motor vehicle accidents in which one party suffers injuries as a result of another’s negligence behind the ...
  • 20-Jul-2015

    Possible Contamination Leads to Chicken Recall

    On July 12, the first of many frozen chicken product recalls was announced. This recall is said to affect approximately 1.7 million pounds of Barber Foods, Meijer, and Sysco branded stuffed chicken breasts that are sold frozen and raw. Numerous ...
  • 17-Jul-2015

    Zaldivar v. Prickett Case Results & Effects

    In October 2009, Daniel Prickett and Imelda Zaldivar collided in a car accident. Prickett sued Zaldivar to recover money damages for injuries during the accident. Prickett claimed that he was lawfully turning left in the intersection when Zaldivar ...
  • 15-Jul-2015

    Intoxicated Driving Prevention

    Each year, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death in young adults in the United States. These young adults, ages 18-25, are often under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crashes. From the years of 1995 to 2013, 26% of ...
  • 9-Jul-2015

    Preventing Bathroom Falls

    Slip or trip and fall accidents may not seem like something you should be worried about, but our personal injury firm represents victims of fall accidents often. Millions of older adults fall each year, many times leading to significant injuries. Of ...
  • 6-Jul-2015

    Google Driverless Cars Log More Than 1 Million Miles

    Since our last report on Google’s self-driving cars in August, these driverless vehicles have logged a few hundred thousand additional miles on public roadways. These vehicles were first introduced in 2009 and in the six years since have ...
  • 26-Jun-2015

    What Happens Inside Hot Cars

    Each summer, we hear about heartbreaking stories of children being left alone in hot vehicles. KidsAndCars.org reports that approximately 717 children lost their lives in this manner between 1990 and 2013. In 2014 alone, HLN reports 21 incidents of ...
  • 18-Jun-2015

    Auto Insurers May Use Smartphones To Track Mileage

    As a personal injury law firm, our attorneys and staff members work with insurance companies on a daily basis. Most of our case load involves automobile crashes, so we possess a certain amount of expertise when it comes to automobile insurance ...
  • 15-Jun-2015

    Added Tractor Trailer Safety Efforts

    More and more tragedies have been featured in Georgia news lately that involved commercial trucks. In 2014, tractor trailer trucks were involved in 16,518 Georgia vehicle crashes. These big rig traffic accidents led to the loss of 157 lives. Because ...
  • 12-Jun-2015

    Summer Travel Safety Tips

    Schools around Georgia are out for summer vacation and the official start of the summer season is fast approaching on June 21. Summertime brings numerous activities including swimming, cookouts, camping and more. Of the many great things about ...
  • 11-Jun-2015

    Georgia Ranks in Top 10 for Dog Bite Claims

    As a personal injury law firm, Jones & Swanson aids victims of a variety of types of unfortunate events that lead to injury. A large number of those incidents involve automobile accidents or falls, but an area of practice that victims have ...
  • 5-Jun-2015

    Ladder Safety Tips

    As summer draws nearer, more and more people will be working on improvement projects around their homes. Many of these projects will require the use of a ladder, so it is important to recognize the safety concerns and use them correctly. The next ...
  • 3-Jun-2015

    June Is National Safety Month

    The National Safety Council (NSC) has established June as National Safety Month. This yearly observation aims to reduce injuries at on the road, in our homes, at work and throughout our communities. This year, the theme of June’s National ...
  • 29-May-2015

    Hit and Run Accidents

    While all traffic accidents leave victims feeling discouraged, hit and runs are some of the most disheartening. A hit and run accident is defined as any incident in which the driver of a motor vehicle purposely flees the scene without providing ...
  • 28-May-2015

    Booster Seat Recall

    Last week, OXO and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall on Nest Booster Seats. This recall is in response to claims that the restraint strap stitching can loosen, which would separate those belts from the seat. If this were to ...
  • 26-May-2015

    Diet Pill Risks

    Weight loss is becoming a common goal for U.S. citizens. Unfortunately, instead of working out or eating healthier, many people hoping to lose weight look for quick results through the use of weight loss supplements and foods. Pills, foods, teas, and ...
  • 22-May-2015

    Largest Automobile Recall in History

    The Takata airbag recall announcement that we’ve blogged about in the past has once again made headlines. This time due to the doubling of the number of vehicles included in the recall by Takata Corp. In total, 33.8 million vehicles have been ...
  • 21-May-2015

    Tractor Trailer Speed Limiters

    Since 2006, various organizations and community leaders have been urging the Department of Transport to mandate the use of Electronic Control Modules (ECM) on tractor trailers on U.S. roadways. These ECM devices are more commonly referred to as ...
  • 19-May-2015

    Recalled Crib Mattresses and Power Furniture

    Manufacturers of all consumer goods are required to provide safe products for purchase. Motor vehicles, toys, food, and other items are often times found during production to pose safety concerns, in which case the item is not placed on store ...
  • 15-May-2015

    Click It or Ticket Campaign Begins May 18

    Once again, Jones & Swanson is partnering with the NHTSA to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. Monday is the first day of 2015’s National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization, which lasts through the end of May. As part of this campaign, ...
  • 14-May-2015

    May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

    The month of May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so Jones & Swanson is partnering with the NHTSA to urge every Georgia driver to “share the road”. Just like other motor vehicles traveling on Georgia roadways, motorcyclists have ...
  • 7-May-2015

    IIHS Insight: Underride and Bumper Height Testing

    In our final post investigating the crash testing performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), we take a look at two important crash tests. The first involves vehicle underride crashes on large trailers. The second examines bumper ...
  • 30-Apr-2015

    IIHS Insight: Side Crash Testing

    The IIHS tests the crashworthiness of a motor vehicle using five crash tests. One of those crash tests works to determine the safety of a vehicle in the event of a side crash, or t-bone accident. These types of crashes are the cause of approximately ...
  • 27-Apr-2015

    IIHS Insight: Frontal Crash Testing

    In our next Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing installment, we take a closer look at frontal crash testing performed at the Vehicle Research Center. Frontal crashes are the most common type of crash that results in serious injury or ...
  • 24-Apr-2015

    IIHS Insight: Testing Labs

    During the Insurance Institute for High Safety’s automobile safety testing, the Vehicle Research Center is home to a variety of types of crash tests. Not all of these tests require entire vehicles behind crashed, though. Automobile crashes can ...
  • 23-Apr-2015

    IIHS Insight: Crash Test Dummies

    In our second article depicting the ins and outs of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we are taking a closer look at the crash test dummies used at the Vehicle Research Center. The IIHS performs numerous crash tests on vehicles and in ...
  • 20-Apr-2015

    IIHS Insight: VRC's Crash Hall

    Since 1995, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been testing automobiles for safety. This is done in an effort to promote safer vehicle manufacturing and consumer education on vehicle safety. The IIHS performs automobile safety testing in ...
  • 17-Apr-2015

    Auto Makers Face Hacker Vulnerability Allegations

    We all remember the Toyota acceleration defect nightmare that occurred between 2009 and 2013, a defect affecting about 11 million vehicles. This automobile defect was due to accelerators that jammed and caused vehicle to accelerate without ...
  • 16-Apr-2015

    Food and Supplement Recalls

    The FDA and USDA have been cracking down on food production companies more than in years past. Stricter guidelines have led to an increase in the amount of food recalls and alerts, so while the increasing number of food recall announcements may seem ...
  • 10-Apr-2015

    Can I Use Headphones While Driving?

    At Jones & Swanson, our primary area of legal representation is automobile accidents. When the driver or passengers of a motor vehicle are injured due to another vehicle’s negligence, we believe the responsible party should be held liable. ...
  • 26-Mar-2015

    "U Drive. U Text. U Pay."

    The month of April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which means that many organizations will be reiterating the dangers associated with distracted driving. The NHTSA will be kicking off a second national distracted driving enforcement ...
  • 24-Mar-2015

    Community Involvement in Cobb County

    At the Marietta law offices of Jones & Swanson, our attorneys are committed to community involvement. Cobb County has been our home for countless years, and we are excited to continue to grow in this fantastic community. By participating in ...
  • 20-Mar-2015

    When to Use Headlights in Georgia

    Just because a person passes their Georgia driving test does not mean that they are familiar with every law of the road. For instance, many Georgia drivers may be unsure about the state’s headlight usage laws. Many vehicles now have automatic ...
  • 19-Mar-2015

    Kraft Mac and Cheese Recall

    Product recalls can affect consumers in a variety of ways. Food product recalls are oftentimes significant because they can cause serious illness and injuries. This week, the popular Kraft Foods Group announced a voluntary product recall due to the ...
  • 17-Mar-2015

    Household Cleaner Recall

    Defective products are commonly thought to affect primarily vehicles, but relatively every product sold to consumers can be involved in a product recall due to dangerous defects. While automobile recalls have become very common recently, toys and ...
  • 13-Mar-2015

    "Never Give Up... Until They Buckle Up"

    There are countless campaigns to promote seat belt usage to drivers beginning at the age they begin driving. On the opposite spectrum, child safety seat promotional messages are plentiful in the news today. Unfortunately, there is an age group ...
  • 12-Mar-2015

    71 Vehicles Gain IIHS Honors

    The news has been filled lately with automobile defects and recalls, including problems with faulty ignition switches, tires, and airbags. Despite these safety issues, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has provided Top Safety Pick and ...
  • 9-Mar-2015

    Potentially Dangerous Vehicle Recalls

    Automobile and vehicle parts recalls have been plentiful in the last 12 months, with GM and Takata brand recalls making headlines numerous times. Each recall that is announced is attributed to a defect in the manufacturing of the vehicle’s ...
  • 6-Mar-2015

    St. Patrick's Day Drunk Driving Prevention

    As March 17 draws closer, Georgians are finalizing their St. Patrick’s Day celebration plans. For many, this may involve going to restaurants, bars, and parties to celebrate with others. As you make your plans, we hope that you will include a ...
  • 27-Feb-2015

    Taxi and Car Service Distracted Driving Dangers

    With the development of countless technologies such as smart phones, GPS, and other devices over the past decade, distracted driving has become a huge issue. Throughout the U.S., automobile accidents are caused each day by a driver not paying full ...
  • 25-Feb-2015

    Recalls That May Affect Your Home

    At Jones & Swanson, it is our goal to keep readers informed of the most recent product recalls in an effort to lower the number of injuries sustained as a result of dangerous products. Recently, two unrelated, yet equally dangerous, product ...
  • 23-Feb-2015

    Record-Breaking Booster Seat Rankings

    Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety evaluates booster seats for safety. As manufacturers release new designs and models, the IIHS awards one of four ratings: BEST BET: the seat’s belt positioning on a child is correct in just ...
  • 20-Feb-2015

    Attorney Andrew Jones Named 2015 Georgia Super Lawyer

    Each year, Super Lawyers announces a list of Georgia attorneys for two lists: Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The purpose of these awards is to recognize lawyers who have distinguished themselves in certain legal areas of practice. We are pleased to ...
  • 18-Feb-2015

    Preventing Falls in Winter Weather

    Each year, approximately 300,000 serious injuries are caused by slip and fall accidents. Causes of falls can be anything from unexpected gaps in surfaces to wet or slick surfaces. As the Georgia winter months bring snowy and icy conditions, the ...
  • 17-Feb-2015

    Audi Airbag Defects

    Motor vehicles employ numerous features meant to increase the safety to drivers and passengers. Seat belts, antilock brakes, and other safety tools have been implemented and improved upon over the years with the sole purpose of saving lives in the ...
  • 16-Feb-2015

    What Is A Pedestrian Accident?

    Some of the most common types of accidents that result in serious injuries involve motor vehicles. These types of incidents include more than just multiple-vehicle crashes, however. Perhaps even more dangerous are motor vehicle crashes that involve ...
  • 4-Feb-2015

    Marietta Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyers

    Throughout the metro-Atlanta area and around the state of Georgia, bicycles are viewed as a healthy method of travel. Instead of driving a car, many Georgians choose to cycle manageable distances in an effort to save money, the environment, and as a ...
  • 30-Jan-2015

    Automobiles Becoming Safer

    Throughout the years, automobiles have been one of the leading causes of injury and death throughout the world. Because so many more people are choosing to drive than ever before, the number of deaths as a result of car crashes climbs steadily. In ...
  • 29-Jan-2015

    Super Bowl Sunday Safety

    On Sunday, countless Americans will be watching the nation's most-watched sporting event, the Super Bowl. Many Georgians will attend Super Bowl parties to watch the Seahawks and Patriots battle for the trophy, while others will go to restaurants ...
  • 27-Jan-2015

    IKEA Recalls Children's Swing

    Yet another children's product was recalled recently when the ever-popular IKEA announced a recall to the GUNGGUNG swing. This swing is meant to be hung from high surfaces, such as ceilings and door frames, allowing children to sit and swing ...
  • 22-Jan-2015

    Nike Dri-Fit Material Examined in Personal Injury Claim

    Each month, countless product recalls are announced by manufacturing companies and the NHTSA in an effort to prevent injury to innocent consumers. At Jones & Swanson, we feel that it is important to keep our readers updated on the most commonly ...
  • 19-Jan-2015

    Justice for Young Victim of 2010 Dog Attack

    Personal injury attorneys meet countless victims who have been significantly injured in auto accidents, falls, and other incidents. These victims are many times left with life-altering injuries, as well as emotional and physical scarring that cannot ...
  • 8-Jan-2015

    Common Causes of Motorcycle Wrecks

    Motor vehicle accidents are some of the most common causes of injury in the U.S. Whether they involve a passenger vehicle, tractor trailer, or motorcycle, auto accidents often times leave victims with significant injuries due to their large size and ...
  • 1-Jan-2015

    Announcing Our Newest Partner, M. Chase Swanson

    As 2014 comes to a close and a new and exciting year begins, we are pleased to announce that Attorney M. Chase Swanson has been named a partner at the firm as of January 1, 2015. Chase began working for the firm in the summer of 2007 and became a ...
  • 30-Dec-2014

    Graco Stroller Recall

    Graco Children's Products announced in November that more than 4.5 million strollers sold in the United States are being recalled due to laceration and amputation hazards. The hinge on the side of the strollers can pinch a child's finger, ...
  • 29-Dec-2014

    Keurig Coffee Maker Recall

    Keurig has made a name for itself in recent years due to the unique coffee makers that have been selling rapidly. The brand offers a variety of brewing systems, from smaller mini-systems to larger-corporate coffee makers used at businesses across the ...
  • 23-Dec-2014

    "Move Over": It's the Law

    Georgia law enforcement officials risk their lives every day to protect innocent civilians. While there are many dangers faced by these brave men and women on a daily basis, one of the most dangerous is making traffic or emergency stops on Georgia ...
  • 19-Dec-2014

    Free SaferRide App Introduced to Battle Drunk Driving

    As the holidays draw nearer, more local and government agencies are teaming up to prevent drunk driving during Christmas and New Year's. In addition to the increased number of law enforcement officials and advertising campaigns that have been ...
  • 18-Dec-2014

    Potential Harley Davidson Tire Defect

    As product defect attorneys, it is important to us that companies take responsibility when their products become dangerous to consumers. Many times companies will issue recalls voluntarily in an effort to prevent injuries as a result of their ...
  • 17-Dec-2014

    Aerodynamic Bicycle Helmet Recall

    As a personal injury law firm, our attorneys represent clients in a variety of matters and areas of practice. Two of those areas of representation include bicycle crashes and product defects or recalls that lead to serious injuries. A recent recall ...
  • 16-Dec-2014

    Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Recalled

    We recently posted about the importance of having smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in your home. These devices were created to protect us from smoke, fire, and CO poisoning in our own homes. As consumers, we depend on these products to ...
  • 15-Dec-2014

    Drink OR Drive: It's Your Choice

    With the holiday season upon us, most Americans are busy preparing for Christmas and New Year's festivities. The Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to educate Georgians on the ...
  • 12-Dec-2014

    Holiday Safety Tips

    As Christmas draws near, most families will be decorating for the holidays. Trees, lights, wreaths, and other holiday décor will be abundant in the Marietta community throughout the next few weeks. In addition, many holiday meals will be ...
  • 27-Nov-2014

    Personal Injury Claim Services

    The first step towards a personal injury legal claim is educating yourself. By now you probably understand what a personal injury claim is and what types of cases that we represent at Jones & Swanson. You may not, however, fully understand the serves ...
  • 26-Nov-2014

    Black Friday Safety Tips

    Black Friday is a highly anticipated and exciting day for many Georgians who plan to brave the crowds to get great deals that only come around once a year. Unfortunately, the Friday after Thanksgiving can be dangerous to shoppers as well. There have ...
  • 21-Nov-2014

    Personal Injury Myths

    The attorneys and staff members at Jones & Swanson have spoken with thousands of Georgians about personal injury claims over the years. Unfortunately, many people are reluctant to contact an attorney in the first place. Many times this can be ...
  • 20-Nov-2014

    What Makes Our Personal Injury Firm Stand Out

    In the metro-Atlanta area alone, there are countless personal injury law firms. These Georgia law firms vary in size, method, and overall ethical beliefs. It is important for Georgians to do the appropriate research so that they end up with the right ...
  • 19-Nov-2014

    Tips to Avoid Drowsy Driving

    The invention of automobiles was arguably one of the most beneficial in history. Cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs allow us to get around much more quickly than without, making owners' lives much easier. However, because of general design requirements ...
  • 14-Nov-2014

    The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    As winter weather reaches Georgia, more families will likely make use of carbon-based fuels to heat their homes and vehicles. These fuels include natural gas, gasoline, and oil used in gas fireplaces, automobiles, gas stoves, and generators. While ...
  • 13-Nov-2014

    Preventing a Winter Pile Up

    As fall comes to a close and the weather gets colder, driving conditions in and around Marietta may become more precarious. Each year, countless Georgia drivers wreck their vehicles when rain, sleet, snow, and ice are present on roadways. In the ...
  • 11-Nov-2014

    RV Dangers and Recalls

    While vehicle recalls are widely known to affect passenger vehicles such as cars, trucks, vans, and SUVS, there are other types of passenger vehicles on Georgia roadways that may pose danger to others. Recreational vehicles, also known as RVs, are ...
  • 5-Nov-2014

    Texting and Driving Dangers

    Although it is illegal to text while driving in forty-four of the fifty states in the U.S., including Georgia, many drivers continue to text message while behind the wheel of a vehicle. It is estimated by the NHTSA that approximately 600,000 drivers ...
  • 30-Oct-2014

    Takata Airbag Recall Affects 7.8 Million U.S. Vehicles

    Yet another recall has been announced for defective automobile parts, this time affecting Takata airbags in approximately 7.8 million vehicles sold in the United States. This defect is due to airbags that have the potential to explode with excessive ...
  • 29-Oct-2014

    Baby Wipe Recall

    Not all product recalls are mandatory. Oftentimes companies will announce voluntary product recalls as a precaution prior to being forced to by a regulating group. Consumers experienced this first hand earlier this week when yet another product ...
  • 27-Oct-2014

    Updates on General Motors Vehicle Recalls

    2014 has yielded countless automobile recalls for many of the largest auto manufacturing companies in the world. Perhaps the largest and most newsworthy involve the Detroit-based General Motors (GM). At Jones & Swanson, we represent victims of auto ...
  • 23-Oct-2014

    All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Dangers

    Hunting season will be in full swing soon and many Georgians will likely partake. While hunting can have various benefits and is a way to provide food and clothing, it can be extremely dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken. The obvious ...
  • 21-Oct-2014

    Be Seen On Halloween

    With Halloween only a little over a week away, we urge parents to begin speaking to their children about Trick or Treating safety. It may seem like an unnecessary fear, but statistics show that children are twice as likely to be struck and killed by ...
  • 17-Oct-2014

    Helpful Videos from Georgia Injury Attorneys

    As a personal injury law firm, we typically deal with people that are going through difficult and trying times, which can be somewhat disheartening. However, it is our goal at Jones & Swanson to attempt to bring relief and aid to these people who ...
  • 13-Oct-2014

    Halloween 2014 Drunk Driving Prevention

    With Halloween quickly approaching, many Georgia citizens are concerned about costumes, haunted houses, and parties. Halloween provides the perfect opportunity to host or attend a costume party where alcohol will be served. For many, this may end ...
  • 3-Oct-2014

    Liability in a Bicycle Accident Case

    Bicyclists can travel at high speeds with minimal protection. In many cases, accidents can cause severe injuries, even when the biker is wearing a helmet. To qualify for compensation after an accident, you must be able to demonstrate that you are not ...
  • 30-Sep-2014

    Elements of a Premises Liability Case

    Though premises liability cases seem simple at the outset, they are actually quite complex. This complexity is due to the fact that such cases center on evidence of a person's knowledge. Proving that someone is responsible for your injury hinges ...
  • 26-Sep-2014

    Potential Georgia Law to Crack-Down on "Ambulance Chasers"

    Have you ever received a call from an attorney or someone representing an attorney after you were involved in an injury-related accident? These callers are what other legal professionals call "ambulance chasers" or "runners", and ...
  • 24-Sep-2014

    Pedestrians Struck by Vehicle in DeKalb County

    The average person considers an automobile accident to include multiple vehicles, but this is not always the case. Each year, metro-Atlanta communities experience numerous pedestrian-automobile crashes in which a motor vehicle strikes a pedestrian ...
  • 23-Sep-2014

    NHTSA Investigates Chrysler and Nissan Vehicles

    We hear about vehicle recalls and defects in the news often, but how do those announcements come about? Typically, automobile manufacturers get reports from consumers and dealerships because a large amount of the same problem has occurred in a ...
  • 18-Sep-2014

    More Children's Product Recalls

    In continuation of baby safety month, we have provided a list of the five largest product recalls that may affect infants, toddlers, and other young children. Cedar Chests produced by Lane Home Furniture. These storage chests were originally recalled ...
  • 12-Sep-2014

    September is Baby Safety Month

    Each year, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, of JPMA, sponsors "Baby Safety Month". During the month of September, we encourage caregivers to further educate themselves on baby products to create a safer environment for ...
  • 11-Sep-2014

    Ford, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, and BMW Vehicle Recalls

    Popular automobile manufacturing companies including Ford, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, and BMW have all released vehicle recalls in recent months. Each of these recalls has the potential to endanger drivers and passengers, as well as other motorists ...
  • 4-Sep-2014

    Protect Yourself in the Event of Injury

    At Jones & Swanson, our personal injury attorneys represent plaintiffs in injury-related legal claims. The plaintiff is the party who was not at fault for an incident, but who was injured in the event nonetheless. The opposing party is the defendant, ...
  • 30-Aug-2014

    Child Passenger Safety Week: September 14-20

    In the past, we've posted about car seat safety for specific age groups, weather conditions, and brands. When car seats or booster seats are recalled, we try to announce it so that readers are aware of the potential dangers to their children. The ...
  • 29-Aug-2014

    Bean Bags Recalled After Multiple Injuries

    As more and more products hit the shelves in retail stores across the country the number of product defects will likely rise as well. A product defect occurs when an item is found to be faulty or dangerous to consumers in some way. The reasons for ...
  • 27-Aug-2014

    Hiring an Injury Attorney

    Many Georgians feel that hiring an attorney is taking the easy way out or just "looking for money". This simply is not the case. When you or a loved one are injured in an event caused by another person's negligence, you should not be ...
  • 25-Aug-2014

    Speed Limiters on Large Trucks

    We've discussed the dangers of tractor trailer crashes in the past. While there are fewer big rigs involved in wrecks per miles driven compared to other types of automobiles, the accidents that do involve 18 wheelers are typically much more ...
  • 21-Aug-2014

    Self-Driving Vehicles on City Streets

    Last summer we posted about autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles and the progress that had been made in regard to these automobiles. At that time, Google had reported approximately 50,000 miles being traveled by these driverless cars. Because of the ...
  • 19-Aug-2014

    E-Cigarettes Can Lead to Nicotine Poisoning

    In recent years, smoking has become less and less popular due in large part to consumers becoming better educated about the risks involved with nicotine and second hand smoke. Various advertising campaigns have shown the negative effects of smoking ...
  • 16-Aug-2014

    Zero-Turn Mower Dangers

    This time of the year allows Georgians to do many exciting things: grilling, swimming, boating, and more. One less thrilling activity is the chore of mowing your lawn. As the seasons change and the weather gets warmer, grass grows, causing homeowners ...
  • 15-Aug-2014

    Volkswagen Eyes on the Road Campaign

    It has become a well-known fact that distracted driving is one of the leading causes of automobile wrecks in the United States and around the world. Arguably the most common and most dangerous form of distracted driving is that of using a cell phone ...
  • 8-Aug-2014

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    As metro-Atlanta auto accident attorneys, we see many crashes that are caused as a result of an intoxicated driver. In the U.S. alone, one out of three traffic deaths are related to alcohol. Unfortunately, it is oftentimes innocent people that are ...
  • 31-Jul-2014

    Baby Monitors Recalled

    Product recalls are announced every day, but those that may affect innocent children tend to be more significant in the eyes of consumers. Things like toys, cribs, and infant or toddler foods are some of the most disturbing items recalled by ...
  • 30-Jul-2014

    The Importance of Car Mirrors

    In the past, we've discussed vehicle safety features such as seat belts, anti-lock brakes, backup cameras, and more. One lesser thought-of safety feature that can be just as important as these others is that of mirrors. There are a variety of ...
  • 29-Jul-2014

    All GM Recalls from 2014

    The automobile recalls from General Motors have been plastered all over the news for many months now. The large amount of media attention began in February, when over 1.6 million GM model vehicles were recalled due to a flaw in the ignition switches. ...
  • 25-Jul-2014

    The Importance of Motorcycle Safety Courses

    Some of the most severe injury-causing automobile crashes that we've represented clients in were those that involved motorcycles. Even with the protective clothing that many cyclists wear, it is likely that riders will be injured in wrecks. The ...
  • 24-Jul-2014

    NTSB Tire Safety Investigation

    In past blog posts and mailed newsletters, we have discussed the dangers that tires can pose if not regularly maintained. Weather, road, and other conditions can have a tremendous effect on the lifespan and safety of a tire. Because this is the only ...
  • 18-Jul-2014

    Vehicles that Cause Most Property Damage

    Because we are a personal injury law firm, we tend to concentrate our posts on injured victims of incidents such as falls, animal attacks, unsafe premises, and auto accidents. Injuries are not the only aspect of these types of legal claims, however. ...
  • 16-Jul-2014

    Apps to Prevent Texting While Driving

    In 2013 alone, approximately 16,000 commercial vehicle drivers received citations for using their mobile devices while behind the wheel. Of those 16,000, only four were suspended from operating their commercial vehicles as a consequence. These ...
  • 9-Jul-2014

    Garage Door Hazards

    You are likely aware that there are countless dangers that exist in and around your home, both for adults and children. Some of the more commonly thought of dangers in the home include fireplaces, stoves/ovens, and pools. A common feature present in ...
  • 3-Jul-2014

    Say No to Drunk Driving this Independence Day

    The Fourth of July is one of the most enjoyable holidays because it brings citizens together to celebrate one commonality: their independence and heritage. Not to mention that it gives us an excuse to plan cookouts, parties, and social events. As you ...
  • 2-Jul-2014

    Staying Safe This 4th of July

    Each year, the 4th of July proves to be one of the most exciting events of the summer. There will be cookouts, camping, boating, swim parties, and of course, fireworks. Regardless of what your plans are this Fourth of July, safety should be a ...
  • 30-Jun-2014

    Summertime Safety Tips

    As National Safety Month wraps up, we at Jones & Swanson want to inform readers of safety tips that may be especially helpful during the summer months. Summertime offers more ability for children and adults alike to enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, ...
  • 27-Jun-2014

    Week 4 of National Safety Month: Distracted Driving Prevention

    As we continue promoting June as National Safety Month, we enter week four from June 22 until June 28, which has a topic of distracted driving prevention. This topic goes hand in hand with last week's topic of being aware of your surroundings to ...
  • 20-Jun-2014

    Popular Grocery Items Recalled

    We have discussed various product recalls in the past, from automobile recalls to defective children's furniture, toys, and clothing. Every day there are more items that companies consider announcing a recall for, and every day more items are ...
  • 19-Jun-2014

    Be Aware of Your Surroundings

    With National Safety Month reaching its halfway point, we have covered topics for weeks one and two in past posts. First, we discussed the dangers of addiction to prescription drugs. Last week we posted about slip and fall or trip and fall dangers, ...
  • 6-Jun-2014

    National Safety Month: Week 1

    This month is National Safety Month, so Jones & Swanson is taking part by highlighting a few common safety concerns. All year around, our personal injury law firm is committed to heightening the safety of Georgians, especially here in our ...
  • 5-Jun-2014

    Frequently Asked Questions about Dog Bites

    As a personal injury law firm, we seek to help Georgians who have been injured in any event in which the fault lies with another person. A practice area that is we have been highlighting recently is that of animal attacks or bites. While you may ...
  • 4-Jun-2014

    Common Dog Bite Injuries

    Most of our prior clients and readers that keep up with Jones & Swanson know that we specialize in representing automobile accident victims. Because these types of injury-causing accidents are some of the most common of the instances in which ...
  • 30-May-2014

    Marietta Ranked 8th Most Dangerous City for Pedestrians

    While automobile accidents involving multiple passenger vehicles are often times serious and life-threatening, there are other types of crashes that typically pose more danger to involved parties. We've posted about the dangers of crashes ...
  • 28-May-2014

    Helpful Information About Defective Products and Recalls

    As consumers, we expect products, vehicles, and toys to be safe. When they are not, it is especially scary because it can affect our families and loved ones. The top product recall categories last year were home products, children's products, and ...
  • 23-May-2014

    Overgrown Tree Limb Hazards

    There are countless conditions and occurrences that often lead to automobile crashes. Wet roadways, downed trees, and other drivers are often blamed for wrecks. A lesser common, but still highly dangerous, cause is that of overgrown tree limbs. These ...
  • 20-May-2014

    Automobile Defect and Recall Dangers

    There are approximately 253,212,610 passenger vehicles registered in the United States alone, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics in 2009. As consumers, we expect each of these vehicles to perform and transport ourselves and ...
  • 16-May-2014

    Ride of Silence to Be Held May 21, 2014 in Marietta

    We have posted before about the importance of bicycle safety on Georgia roadways. As a personal injury law firm, we have represented victims of and family members who lost loved ones in bicycle accidents as a result of negligence by motorists. ...
  • 14-May-2014

    Importance of Antilock Braking Systems on Motorcycles

    Nowadays, antilock braking systems are common on most newly manufactured motor vehicles. Unfortunately, ABS is not as common on motorcycles. Because May is motorcycle safety awareness month, we are outlining the safety advantages of having ABS on ...
  • 9-May-2014

    Settlement Reached for Kennesaw Head-On Collision Victim

    Attorney Chase Swanson has been recognized for a variety of legal awards recently. In addition to those acknowledgments, he has also been busy representing clients who have been injured by others' negligence. In a recent settlement, Mr. Swanson ...
  • 8-May-2014

    Disappointing Safety Test Results for Midsize Sports Utility Vehicles

    In April, we discussed a recent overlap front crash safety test that was performed by the IIHS. In this post the topic was centered on the poor results in the minicar category. Unfortunately, results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ...
  • 6-May-2014

    Attorney Chase Swanson Awarded Ross Adams Younger Lawyers Award

    At Jones & Swanson, we feel that it is important to be involved and give back to the Cobb County community. Our firm not only sponsors a variety of events and organizations around metro-Atlanta, but Attorneys Andrew Jones and Chase Swanson are ...
  • 30-Apr-2014

    Backup Camera Requirements to Begin in May 2018

    In the past, we have discussed the dangers associated with backovers, which occur when someone is struck by a vehicle traveling in reverse. These automobile accidents are often caused by the driver simply not having a clear line of sight to what is ...
  • 24-Apr-2014

    Causes of Crashes Vary Depending on Age

    Automobile accidents happen every day in the metro-Atlanta area. Many drivers may feel that it is unusual to go without seeing a crash in a week's worth of commuting in and around the city. In 2011 alone, 61 fatalities were reported in Fulton ...
  • 23-Apr-2014

    Minicars Disappoint in Safety Test

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety assesses vehicles in a variety of crash tests to determine their safety ratings. These ratings not only provide insight for buyers to the safest vehicles on Georgia roadways, but can also serve as a warning ...
  • 18-Apr-2014

    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has deemed April 2014 to be National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In lieu of this declaration, Jones & Swanson is providing information on the dangers of distracted driving. As a part of the ...
  • 17-Apr-2014

    May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

    Jones & Swanson is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to educate Georgians about safely "sharing the road" with motorcyclists. May 2014 is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so we are taking this opportunity to ...
  • 11-Apr-2014

    Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones Sponsors Helmet Safety Event

    At Jones & Swanson, we take pride in being involved with our Cobb County community. We believe that by giving back to the citizens of Marietta and surrounding cities our community will be an overall better place to live. Both injury attorneys in our ...
  • 9-Apr-2014

    How Does The Insurance Claims Process Work?

    If you are in an auto accident, the process of insurance claims is fairly uniform. There are three key steps and it is essential that you have experience on your side to ensure that you recover the fair and deserved compensation. The injury attorneys ...
  • 4-Apr-2014

    Who Pays My Medical Bills if the Driver Doesn't Have Insurance?

    Georgia is a 'fault' car insurance state. This means that there is a 'fault' system and whoever is at fault in an accident is liable for the damages caused by the accident. That person's auto insurance will generally cover the ...
  • 2-Apr-2014

    What Can I Do to Help My Injury Case?

    After being involved in an accident, the next steps are often unclear. All too often, injured victims feel helpless and fail to gather the necessary evidence to help their case later on. Seeking medical attention for your injuries is of utmost ...
  • 31-Mar-2014

    What Questions are Asked During a Personal Injury Deposition?

    If you are injured in an accident, a deposition generally takes place in order to gather information about the case. First, it is important to be aware that depositions are usually hearsay and the information can be inadmissible if a trial takes ...
  • 28-Mar-2014

    DUI Crash Settlement Recovered for Injured Bartow County Resident

    Despite advanced safety features and technologies, auto accidents can be devastating for those involved. The causes of these types of vehicle crashes can include driving while distracted, drowsy, or even while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. ...
  • 26-Mar-2014

    7 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

    We receive calls on a daily basis in which victims who sustained injuries as a result of another person's neglect feels uncomfortable hiring an attorney. Many times during a consultation, personal injury victims will voice guilt about considering ...
  • 24-Mar-2014

    Multiple Auto Accidents on Saturday

    As you are probably aware, one of the most common causes of death in the United States is traffic accidents. In 2012, the number of traffic fatalities reported in Georgia was 1,192. While that number is lower than reported in the four years prior, it ...
  • 21-Mar-2014

    Graco Car Seat Recall

    We have previously discussed the perils associated with product recalls. Defective products can pose a significant danger to those using them, as well as those around users. For this reason, many manufacturers release recalls in an attempt to prevent ...
  • 20-Mar-2014

    Featured Case: Construction Injury

    In February of 2013, our client was returning to her car after leaving her beauty shop in Woodstock. The sidewalk outside the shop was blocked by a construction project which was surrounded by a heavy metal fence. While walking around the work area, ...
  • 19-Mar-2014

    Do I need Legal Representation to file a Worker's Compensation Claim?

    If you have sustained an injury while on the job, or during the course of completing a work-related task, you may be wondering how to go about submitting a claim under your employer's workers' compensation policy. In these types of ...
  • 14-Mar-2014

    $435,000 Recovery for Client Injured in Rear-End Crash

    At Jones & Swanson, we see victims of a variety of types of auto accidents. For instance, some involve multiple passenger vehicles, while others involve tractor trailer or commercial vehicles. In 2010, we were contacted by a Cobb County woman who had ...
  • 13-Mar-2014

    Marietta Tractor Trailer Accident Lawsuit Step-by-Step

    One of the most common causes of injury and wrongful death in the United States is that of automobile accidents. According to GDOT, 134 people have lost their lives on Georgia roadways thus far in 2014. That is equivalent to approximately 13 deaths ...
  • 10-Mar-2014

    Dangers of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

    As we age, our bodies tend to experience complications that previously were non-issues. For men, one such obstacle involves testosterone levels. The most well-known problem arising from low testosterone, or "low T", is a lower sex drive. ...
  • 6-Mar-2014

    Settlement Reached for Victim Injured at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    Although Jones & Swanson typically represents victims of metro-Atlanta automobile accidents, we also represent victims of premises liability claims. One such injury occurred in March of 2010 when a 62-year-old Fulton County woman was involved in a ...
  • 4-Mar-2014

    Georgia Attorney Referral Services

    Georgia personal injury attorneys are a dime a dozen. When searching Google for "Marietta personal injury attorney", results will include countless injury lawyers located throughout the state. For this reason, attorney referral ...
  • 28-Feb-2014

    1.37 Million General Motors Vehicles Recalled in the U.S.

    As technology advances, so does the equipment within our motor vehicles. These automotive technologies, such as power steering and airbag sensors, offer a higher safety level than vehicles did prior to these tools. Unfortunately, automobiles ...
  • 27-Feb-2014

    Shopping for a Safe Vehicle

    When it's time to purchase a vehicle, consumers must consider a multitude of options. They must also weigh the importance of things such as price, size, and safety. Whether you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, there are certain things ...
  • 26-Feb-2014

    Crash Rates Drop for Elderly Drivers

    In order to operate a motor vehicle properly, one must have suitable motor controls and skills so that they are not a danger to themselves and others around them. Many citizens of the United States have questioned the safety of allowing older ...
  • 21-Feb-2014

    Importance of Police Reports in Auto Accident Injury Claims

    At Jones & Swanson, we represent victims injured in automobile crashes. When Georgians contact our office, they often inquire about their legal rights and want to know what aspects of a claim will aid or hinder their cause. Our lawyers' and staff ...
  • 19-Feb-2014

    School Bus Safety Tips

    Thousands of Georgia students ride the school bus to and from school each and every day. School buses are meant to be a method of transportation for students so that they are guaranteed a way to school each day. They are beneficial for parents as ...
  • 14-Feb-2014

    Dangers of Shopping Carts to Children

    Georgians use shopping carts on a daily basis, whether shopping for groceries, home improvement supplies, or some other product. In 1947, manufacturers added child seats to the existing shopping cart design, which is meant to provide a convenient ...
  • 10-Feb-2014

    Settlement Reached in Multiple Tractor Trailer Wreck Case

    At Jones & Swanson, we specialize in representing victims of numerous types of automobile accidents. The most common auto accidents include passenger vehicles, such as cars, trucks, or SUVs, colliding with other passenger vehicles. It is also common ...
  • 6-Feb-2014

    Truck and Motorhome Recalls that May Affect Georgians

    At Jones & Swanson, we try to keep our followers up to date on the most recent automobile recalls due to the dangers associated with being unaware that your vehicle is being recalled. In the past we have been contacted by Georgians that were unaware ...
  • 3-Feb-2014

    Marietta Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Offer Safety Tips for Bikers

    As you know, motorcycle crashes in Marietta and surrounding cities oftentimes leave riders with serious injuries. The number of deaths as a result of motorcycle accidents has increased a massive 55% in the last 14 years. The cause may be attributed ...
  • 31-Jan-2014

    Settlement Reached for Roswell Car Crash Victim

    Automobile accidents can be caused from a variety of negligent actions on a driver's behalf. Some of the most common crashes involve a vehicle rear-ending or t-boning another automobile because they were not paying attention to the road. Others ...
  • 30-Jan-2014

    Abandoned Vehicles Litter Metro-Atlanta Highways

    Tuesday's winter storm brought snow and ice that crippled much of metro-Atlanta. Snow and ice made a majority of interstates and highways impassable for most vehicles, which led to traffic gridlocks that trapped citizens in their vehicles for ...
  • 28-Jan-2014

    Cobb County Roads to Ice Overnight

    As you are probably aware, weather conditions in the Marietta, Kennesaw, and surrounding areas are forecasted to take a turn for the worse overnight. It began snowing in Marietta around 10:00 on Tuesday morning, but the snow is not the anticipated ...
  • 25-Jan-2014

    Dangers of Energy Drinks

    Last year we blogged about the dangers associated with the popular 5-Hour Energy drinks because of a high number of deaths being investigated in relation to the beverages. Emergency room visits related to energy drink consumption have doubled in the ...
  • 24-Jan-2014

    Georgia Motorcycle Insurance Coverage Helpful Tips

    At Jones & Swanson, we are proud to represent victims of auto accidents across the state of Georgia. We are located in Marietta and in close proximity to a variety of major interstates and highways, so the number of automobile crashes that occur near ...
  • 20-Jan-2014

    Da Vinci Robot Surgical Systems Recalled

    There are approximately 51.4 million inpatient surgeries performed in the U.S. each year. Due to this high number of surgical procedures, companies have attempted to create innovative methods to easing the surgical process, both for patients and ...
  • 17-Jan-2014

    Ford Announced Recalls in Explorer and Edge Vehicles

    Two of the most common vehicle manufacturing companies in the U.S. announced recalls this month. Ford Motor Company is recalling parts on 2011 and 2012 Explorers as well as 2012 and 2013 Edge vehicles. The recall for the Ford Explorers involves ...
  • 16-Jan-2014

    Dangers of Acetaminophen Prompt Stricter Medication Limits

    In 2010, approximately 38,329 deaths were caused by drug overdoses in the United States. Overdoses were the leading cause of death in 17 states in 2012, with numbers even exceeding those from automobile wrecks. Worldwide, acetaminophen overdose is an ...
  • 10-Jan-2014

    Toyota Launches TeenDrive365 to Promote Safe Driving

    At Jones & Swanson, we've heard about automobile wrecks that were caused by a large number of things. One of the most common causes, however, is that of distracted driving. It is a common belief that distracted driving simply means using your ...
  • 9-Jan-2014

    Attorney Andrew Jones Resolves Client's Personal Injury Claim

    In July of 2010, Attorney Andrew Jones' client was traveling in Cherokee County, Georgia when she was involved in a serious car accident. While driving on Woodstock Parkway, she was rear-ended by another vehicle whose driver was following too ...
  • 7-Jan-2014

    Spicy Cheetos and Chips Lead to Unnecessary ER Visits

    Some of the most favorable and addicting foods for many Americans include chips, such as Cheetos. They are inexpensive, tasty, and easy to consume. In recent years, companies have been producing spicy chips, such as Flamin' Hot Cheetos. ...
  • 3-Jan-2014

    Attorney Andrew Jones Settles Pedestrian Injury Claim

    Attorney Andrew Jones is well known in the Cobb County community for representing victims injured when involved in automobile wrecks across the state of Georgia. While multiple-vehicle crashes can be extremely dangerous, those involving pedestrians ...
  • 30-Dec-2013

    Car Insurance Rules and Requirements in Georgia

    When filing a claim after an auto accident, insurance companies and their coverage can play a large role in the damages recovered. There are some states that follow a no-fault system when it comes to auto accidents, but not Georgia. This state is a ...
  • 27-Dec-2013

    What To Do After a Slip & Fall Accident

    Slip and fall accidents are common and can occur anywhere due to a wide variety of hazards. This type of accident can also result in serious, long-lasting injuries. To pursue the compensation that you deserve, it is helpful if you preserve evidence ...
  • 23-Dec-2013

    Ineffective Underride Guards Present on Many Tractor Trailers in Georgia

    At Jones & Swanson, we discuss the dangers associated with tractor trailer and 18 wheeler crashes often. This is because of the large number of serious injuries and deaths that occur in Georgia each year as a result of crashes involving passenger ...
  • 20-Dec-2013

    Attorney Chase Swanson Recovers Settlement in Cobb County Premises Liability Case

    At Jones & Swanson, we help people who have been injured in a variety of ways. Although many of our cases involve car wrecks, we also enjoy the opportunity to assist clients in what are generally known as premises liability claims. These types of ...
  • 19-Dec-2013

    Increase in Atlanta-Area Pedestrian Automobile Crashes

    Automobile crashes that involve pedestrians being struck while walking or running along Georgia roadways often lead to the most severe injuries of any other type of crash. The average car in the United States weighs 4,000 pounds. Compared to a ...
  • 18-Dec-2013

    Tire Recall May Affect Pickup Trucks and Shuttle Vans

    Last week, Michelin North America announced a voluntary recall of approximately 1.2 million tires. This recall is due to numerous reports that the tires' tread comes apart, which can cause serious automobile wrecks. Fortunately, no injuries due ...
  • 13-Dec-2013

    Causing a Crash Can Lead to Imprisonment or Fines

    In the event of a multiple vehicle car crash that causes injuries, police reports are typically filed to establish who was at fault for the wreck. The at-fault driver is often held liable when the injured victim or family members that lost loved ones ...
  • 12-Dec-2013

    Attorney Chase Swanson Obtains Settlement for Victim of T-bone Car Wreck in Acworth, GA

    A settlement was recently obtained for a 67-year-old man by Marietta injury attorney M. Chase Swanson. The gentleman contacted Jones & Swanson after he was injured in an automobile crash on Highway 92 in Acworth. He was driving northbound when the ...
  • 11-Dec-2013

    Dangers of Commercial Vehicle Crashes

    All automobile accidents pose the threat of serious injuries or even death in some cases. This is common knowledge for all that travel and operates automobiles, as thousands of pounds of metal have the potential for danger, regardless of the safety ...
  • 5-Dec-2013

    Use Care When Purchasing Toys for Christmas

    As the holiday season approaches, most Georgians are out shopping at for their friends and family. Some of the most often purchased gifts during the Christmas holiday season are toys. Most people know or have children that they buy gifts for, and the ...
  • 3-Dec-2013

    Handwashing and Cleanliness Safety for Medical and Food Service Professionals

    We hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! The attorneys and staff members at Jones & Swanson had a great break, but we're happy to get back into the swing of things this week. According to the National Safety Council, December 1 ...
  • 27-Nov-2013

    Children's Furniture and Pajama Product Recalls

    Product recalls occur quite often, simply because of the vast amount of products that are manufactured and sold in the United States each day of the year. When a company produces a product, they are typically required by law to meet certain safety ...
  • 26-Nov-2013

    Christmas Events In and Around Marietta

    With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, the next few weeks will be full of Christmas event such as tree lightings, tours, and parades. For many, the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season marks a favorite time of year. For that reason, we ...
  • 25-Nov-2013

    Icy Roads for Thanksgiving in Georgia

    At Jones & Swanson, we often write about automobile safety and provide tips for Georgia drivers to prevent crashes on metro-Atlanta roads and highways. As the seasons change, the appropriate safety tips to keep in mind also evolve. This evolution is ...
  • 21-Nov-2013

    Highway Dangers this Thanksgiving Holiday

    Yesterday we blogged about the many dangers associated with the holiday season, including shopping and cooking hazards. Another risk to keep in mind is that of automobile crashes. During the Thanksgiving Holiday period, which lasts from 6:00 PM ...
  • 20-Nov-2013

    Tips for Safe Cooking this Thanksgiving

    It's that time of year again! Thanksgiving is a little over a week away and Christmas is just around the corner. Most of us are gearing up for parties, shopping trips, and cooking multiple meals this holiday season. Unfortunately, the number of ...
  • 13-Nov-2013

    Spider Webs Cause Potential Airbag Defects

    Last month, CNN released an article detailing the recent Toyota recall of approximately 870,000 automobiles due to unnecessary airbag deployment. The vehicles involved in the recall include Camrys, Avalons, and Venzas, model years 2012 and 2013. ...
  • 12-Nov-2013

    Tips to Avoid Road Rage Incidents

    Recent stories in the news have us concerned with the frequency of road rage the common occurrences of injuries and death as a result. If you live in the metro-Atlanta area, or travel through it frequently, you have most likely witnessed some form of ...
  • 11-Nov-2013

    Recent Marietta School Bus Wrecks

    Most metro-Atlanta citizens are aware that all automobiles pose a significant threat, regardless of type or size. As long as there are drivers on Georgia roads, there will be crashes simply because no one is perfect and human error is inevitable. We ...
  • 8-Nov-2013

    Traumatic Brain Injuries and the NFL

    There are a variety of injuries that can occur to a person in automobile crashes. One such injury is that of a traumatic brain injury, which can significantly impact a victim's life forever. These types of injuries are also common in contact ...
  • 7-Nov-2013

    What to do if Struck by an Automobile While Bicycling

    Road biking is a popular sport throughout the state of Georgia. Not only do Georgians ride bikes as a type of workout, but many use bicycles as transportation as well. Unfortunately, biking along roadways oftentimes leads to serious ...
  • 1-Nov-2013

    Winter Car Seat Safety Tips

    At Jones & Swanson, we encounter victims of Georgia automobile crashes often. Unfortunately, these incidents often involve small children. We've stressed the importance of proper car seat selection and usage in the past, but now that cooler ...
  • 30-Oct-2013

    Dangers of Tractor Trailers Compared to Smaller Passenger Vehicles

    At Jones & Swanson, our attorneys specialize in representing victims of Georgia automobile crashes that were not their fault. Unfortunately, there are a large number of automobile wrecks in Georgia each year. The most dangerous type of collision ...
  • 25-Oct-2013

    Halloween Safety Tips

    The holiday season is quickly approaching. To start it off, Halloween offers trick or treating and parties galore! Unfortunately, Halloween can also be dangerous for a variety of reasons. Not only is there a higher risk of automobile-pedestrian ...
  • 23-Oct-2013

    Potential Halloween Costume Danger: Decorative Contact Lenses

    In recent years, Halloween costumes have become much more detailed than in the past. For instance, many people choose to wear colored or fashion contact lenses to go along with their costume's clothing. Whether you want to simply change the color ...
  • 17-Oct-2013

    Updates from the Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones

    As cooler weather arrives and we prepare for the holidays, we wanted to share some of the new and interesting things going on at Jones & Swanson. We are very excited to introduce the newest member of our team, Kate Williams. She will be working as a ...
  • 15-Oct-2013

    Pedestrian Cell Phone Usage Poses Threat for Automobile Crashes

    We've recently posted about the dangers involved with pedestrian-automobile crashes in Georgia. Obviously, pedestrians often incur serious injuries when involved in a crash with a car, truck, or SUV. Georgians sometimes fail to realize that the ...
  • 11-Oct-2013

    Speeding Causes 1/3 of All Fatal Teen Automobile Crashes

    Teen drivers are oftentimes the cause of Georgia automobile crashes. This may simply be due to their inexperience behind the wheel of a car. They haven't been driving as long as others on the road, so many times they are less aware of dangerous ...
  • 7-Oct-2013

    Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence

    Our loved ones deserve high-quality care from the nursing home staff. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for residents to suffer from abuse and neglect. The negligent staff should be held responsible for their actions. It is important for you as a ...
  • 30-Sep-2013

    Proving Liability in a Premises Liability Case in GA

    Being injured on someone else's property can lead to a complex premises liability case. Whether the property was a commercial building, a residence or public property, the owner has a responsibility to maintain safe grounds. There are countless ...
  • 27-Sep-2013

    Dangers of Driving While Daydreaming

    Have you ever driven home and not remembered portions of the trip? Or perhaps other vehicles or surroundings cause us to suddenly snap back to attention after we've been daydreaming behind the wheel? You probably realize that this is somewhat ...
  • 26-Sep-2013

    Intoxicated Pedestrians Often Cause Automobile Accidents

    There is a great deal of information available to the general public discouraging operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is well known that many times Georgia automobile crashes are caused by drunk drivers, so there are ...
  • 25-Sep-2013

    Numerous Crashes throughout Georgia Last Weekend

    At Jones & Swanson, our attorneys represent victims of automobile accidents that occur within Georgia often. For this reason, we feel that it is important to provide readers with safety information regarding driving on metro-Atlanta highways. ...
  • 20-Sep-2013

    Are You Overspending on Auto Insurance?

    As Marietta automobile collision attorneys, we frequently assess the auto insurance coverage of the at fault party in auto accidents. Not only that, but we must also review the policies of our own clients. Many times, our clients do not realize that ...
  • 19-Sep-2013

    Featured Client - Kalila King

    Enlarge Photo / View More Photos At Jones & Swanson, we take an interest in the lives of our clients, both current and past. Offering a "Featured Client" article in our newsletter allows us to not only boast their success, but to check in ...
  • 13-Sep-2013

    Why DUI Claims May be Worth More than Others

    At Jones & Swanson, our attorneys represent many different clients in automobile accident cases. Each claim is different from the others, though, for a variety of reasons. Some of the claims involve victims who were injured by drivers under the ...
  • 11-Sep-2013

    Tips for Potentially Disastrous Driving Situations

    As Marietta car crash lawyers, we hear about numerous types of auto accidents every week. The cause of crashes often begins with situations that could have been prevented if the driver had been more prepared for a potentially disastrous situation. ...
  • 10-Sep-2013

    Settlement Reached in Case Involving Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether

    You've probably heard about medical devices that have caused significant injuries to patients, but a serious threat in the news today is that of the Avaulta transvaginal mesh. The product was used for the purpose of treating an ailment that ...
  • 6-Sep-2013

    SUVs Prove Safer Than Smaller Passenger Cars

    When consumers decide to purchase an automobile, there are many details that they base their purchase on. Gas mileage, price, size, and safety are just a few of those specifics that buyers are often interested in. Safety and crash ratings are ...
  • 3-Sep-2013

    Ford Recall Affects Certain Police Cruisers

    Automobile recalls can affect everyone, from normal individuals to law enforcement officials. Recently, Ford Motor Company announced a recall that may affect both law enforcement officials and others throughout the United States. Approximately ...
  • 30-Aug-2013

    New Texting and Driving Liability Possibilities

    Because we represent so many victims of automobile crashes, the attorneys and staff members at Jones & Swanson understand the risks of distracted driving. Potentially the most common form of distracted driving is that of texting while behind the ...
  • 28-Aug-2013

    Tips to Avoid Pedestrian-Automobile Crashes

    Automobile wrecks involving pedestrians along Georgia roadways are often much more dangerous than those involving multiple vehicles. Because these pedestrians have no protection against these moving vehicles, injuries sustained by pedestrians are ...
  • 23-Aug-2013

    FAA Increasing Co-Pilot Requirements

    Before becoming a passenger or cargo co-pilot in the United States, one must obtain an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Until very recently, the requirements to become a first officer, or ...
  • 21-Aug-2013

    Child Booster Seat Safety

    Parents are often concerned about car seats and automobile safety for their infants. Unfortunately, as children get older parents often fail to realize that they should remain in a safety seat. The most common cause of death in adolescents ages one ...
  • 19-Aug-2013

    Georgia Railroad Safety Issues

    As a Marietta car wreck lawyer, Attorney Andrew Jones hears about a variety of types of crashes throughout the state of Georgia. Some less common occurrences are those involving trains and automobiles at railroad crossings. Although uncommon, they ...
  • 16-Aug-2013

    Metro-Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

    As Marietta car accident lawyers, we hear about many different types of automobile crashes from our clients. Some of the most devastating crashes involve motorcycles colliding with larger motor vehicles. Because they are so much smaller and offer ...
  • 13-Aug-2013

    Jet Ski Safety Tips

    With summer coming to an end, many are sure to take advantage of the warm weather and go boating in the weeks to come. With Lake Allatoona and Lake Lanier nearby to many Georgians, boating and riding jet skis are some of the most popular summer ...
  • 9-Aug-2013

    Preventing School Parking Lot Pedestrian Accidents

    As the new school year beings across Fulton, Cherokee, and Cobb Counties, we feel that it's important to remind parents and young students about school parking lot safety tips. Especially at arrival and dismissal times, school parking lots are ...
  • 7-Aug-2013

    Tax Free Weekend Potential Dangers

    As you may know, this weekend is Georgia's tax free weekend. On August 9th and 10th clothing, footwear, computers, and school supplies will be exempt of sales tax. With the new school year starting, this means that most shopping malls and school ...
  • 5-Aug-2013

    New Clinical Trials Targeting Back Pain in Kennesaw

    As Marietta personal injury attorneys, Andrew Jones and Chase Swanson often represent victims of Georgia automobile wrecks. Our clients are typically involved in crashes in which at least one other vehicle's driver acted negligently, causing a ...
  • 2-Aug-2013

    Importance of Driver's Education

    Turning 16 is perhaps one of the most monumental occurrences in a teenager's life. Not only are you a year older, but you are of age to obtain a Georgia driver's license. Most young adults fail to realize that driving isn't simply a rite ...
  • 1-Aug-2013

    Facebook Contest Winner Announced

    In our July mailing and e-newsletters, we announced the $50 Gift Card Facebook contest. If you "liked" our Facebook page, you were automatically entered to win a $50 MasterCard gift card. Linda Bush was randomly selected as the winner on ...
  • 26-Jul-2013

    Driverless Vehicles May Increase Driver Safety

    Automobile accidents are the cause of more injuries and deaths in the United States than just about any other event. Whether a crash involves a car, van, SUV, or tractor trailer, the dangers associated with auto crashes are very tangible. The dangers ...
  • 25-Jul-2013

    Cobb County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

    At Jones & Swanson, our specialty practice area is that of Georgia automobile accidents. Automobile crashes can involve a variety of vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, tractor trailers, bicycles, and motorcycles. Perhaps the most dangerous ...
  • 24-Jul-2013

    Dangers of Falling Televisions

    There are numerous things within our homes that have the potential to cause severe bodily injury to our loved ones. One that is not often considered a significant danger is that of televisions. Recent studies by the Child Injury Prevention Alliance ...
  • 18-Jul-2013

    Parking Lot Safety Tips for the New Outlet Mall in Woodstock

    If you're a Georgia resident residing in or around the metro-Atlanta area, you've probably heard about the new outlet mall opening in Woodstock. The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta had its official grand opening today with a ribbon cutting and ...
  • 17-Jul-2013

    Northeast Georgia Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys

    One of the most common causes of injury and death in the United States involves automobile accidents. Perhaps the most dangerous types of auto crashes are those that involve 18-wheelers. Tractor trailers are much larger and heavier than cars, trucks, ...
  • 12-Jul-2013

    Home Fire Sprinkler Facts

    Most commercial buildings, including office buildings, schools, and factories, use sprinkler systems to protect against dangers associated with building fires. These preventive methods save many lives each year, which makes one wonder why residential ...
  • 11-Jul-2013

    Multiple Ford Recalls in 2013

    Ford Motor Company is arguably one of the most successful car brands sold in the United States. Certainly Ford vehicles are purchased at a higher rate than just about any other type of vehicle in the U.S. This may be due to the large variety of ...
  • 3-Jul-2013

    Amusement Park Dangers

    One of the most popular things to do during the summer months is to visit amusement parks. These parks offer a way for parents to spend time with their kids in a method that both parties will fully enjoy. Because Six Flags is so close to home for ...
  • 2-Jul-2013

    4th of July is Deadliest Day for Drivers

    Independence Day serves as different things for different people. For some, it simply means a day off work. Others will use it as an excuse to have a cookout or swimming party. For most, it involves a fireworks show to end the night. Regardless of ...
  • 27-Jun-2013

    Preventing Dog Bites to Children

    We often post about personal injuries sustained from automobile accidents throughout the state of Georgia. At Jones & Swanson, we represent more than just auto crash victims. An additional area of specialization for Attorneys Andrew Jones and Chase ...
  • 25-Jun-2013

    Tips for Summer Road Trips

    The summer season is upon us, which for most families means vacations are nearing. The beautiful weather and seemingly stable gas prices may motivate some to make this year's vacation a road trip. Road trips can be extremely fun and entertaining, ...
  • 19-Jun-2013

    Local Fourth of July Events

    With Independence Day just a couple of weeks away, many metro-Atlanta citizens are busy planning their 4 th of July festivities. There are a variety of events going on around the Cobb County area, including the ever popular 4th of July on the Square ...
  • 18-Jun-2013

    Millions of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty Vehicles Recalled

    Last week, Attorney Andrew Jones sent out emails to our family, friends, current and past clients to warn about a potential defect in approximately 2.7 million Jeep vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ) sent a letter ...
  • 14-Jun-2013

    Safety Tips for Mowing Your Lawn

    Summer weather is finally gracing the metro-Atlanta community. Many Cobb County homeowners will begin their yearly property maintenance. This often involves mowing your lawn. Although lawn mowers are handy and effective tools, they can also pose a ...
  • 13-Jun-2013

    Who is Covered Under Your Car Insurance?

    Attorneys Andrew Jones and Chase Swanson represent victims of Cobb County automobile accidents more than any other type of personal injury accidents. Because car wrecks are a specialty at Jones & Swanson, our attorneys, paralegals, and staff members ...
  • 6-Jun-2013

    It Can Wait: Don't Text and Drive

    We have stressed the dangers of distracted driving in numerous posts. Perhaps the most common form of distracted driving in Georgia is that of text messaging or using a cell phone while operating a vehicle. Studies show that these actions can be more ...
  • 5-Jun-2013

    Curbside Bus Dangers

    Throughout the United States, there are numerous types of commercial transportation available. The most common types of commercial transport include airplanes, trains, and buses. More than 700 million Americans are transported by motor coaches each ...
  • 29-May-2013

    Commercial Buses Should Require Safety Belts

    Commercial vehicles can include trains, planes, buses, and more. The most commonly encountered of those vehicles is that of commercial buses. These large passenger vehicles can serve many purposes. Some transport Georgians to and from everyday ...
  • 24-May-2013

    Nearly 1 Million Nissan Vehicles Recalled Worldwide

    As discussed in previous posts, automobile recalls affect all drivers around the world, not just those in the state of Georgia. Recalls by automotive companies signal dangerous problems that could pose a risk of accidents. These accidents often ...
  • 22-May-2013

    Stricter Blood Alcohol Content Level Requirements Proposed

    Approximately 1/3 of all roadway deaths in the United States are caused by drunk driving. Roughly 10,000 citizens die each year in crashes related to alcohol consumption. Those statistics, as well as many others, have motivated the National ...
  • 16-May-2013

    Georgia Bicycle Accidents

    Bicycle accidents are a steady problem in Georgia, from 2000-2006 more than 5,000 people were injured in bicycle accidents and within those 118 people died. Looking at reports, there is still no downward trend in the amount of accidents that take ...
  • 15-May-2013

    The Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones Becomes Members of the West Cobb Business Association

    At Jones & Swanson we are proud members of our community. We are honored to announce that this month we became members of the West Cobb Business Association. West Cobb is a unique community which has recreational sports, parks, schools, businesses, ...
  • 13-May-2013

    Drunk Driving in Georgia

    In Georgia, every year from 1995-2008 there has been at least 300 fatal accidents involving at least one driver who was driving with a blood-alcohol concentration level of.08% or above. On top of that shocking statistic, within those same years there ...
  • 10-May-2013

    Pedestrian Accident in Atlanta, Georgia

    When pedestrians are involved in accidents with automobiles, they are the most at risk and oftentimes suffer the worst damages. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to the environment when walking on sidewalks or crosswalks. They lack protection ...
  • 8-May-2013

    Catastrophic Injuries in Georgia

    Catastrophic Injuries are severe injuries that generally leave victims debilitated for weeks, months, and even years. Injuries such as limb amputations or brain damage can permanently disable a person. These types of injuries can affect a victim ...
  • 2-May-2013

    Facts Involving Georgia Train Crashes

    Jerry Sharp / Shutterstock.com Commercial vehicle accidents involve vehicles such as airplanes, buses, and trains. Although these types of accidents are less common than passenger vehicle automobiles such as cars and trucks, they are very dangerous ...
  • 30-Apr-2013

    Atlanta Aviation Accident Attorneys

    Airplanes are viewed by many as a safe method of travel. In fact, statistics show that flying is much safer than driving an automobile. According to 2008 data from the National Safety Council, the odds of death in air transportation were one in ...
  • 26-Apr-2013

    Charges May Be Filed After Marietta T-Bone Accident

    In a recent case in Marietta, three lanes of Interstate 75 southbound have been completely closed. On Thursday afternoon, a woman was driving a pickup truck when she came across a kayak in the middle of the road. Apparently, a car had driven past ...
  • 24-Apr-2013

    Motorcyclist in Marietta Dies After Being Thrown from His Motorcycle

    It should come as no surprise to learn that riding a motorcycle is one of the most dangerous forms of transportation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that between 2001 and 2008, 34,000 motorcycle riders were killed in the U.S. ...
  • 22-Apr-2013

    Ford, Nissan, GM, and Honda Automobile Recalls

    Automobile recalls are an unfortunate part of today's society. As technology advances, we must beware of unexpected mishaps within those technologies. When an automobile manufacturer releases a recall notice, it is important for owners of the ...
  • 16-Apr-2013

    The Affects of Alcohol Listed By Blood Alcohol Level

    Unfortunately, Georgia citizens choose to operate vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol every day. In their minds, this decision to drive under the influence affects only themselves. In reality, everyone around them may be affected in the ...
  • 12-Apr-2013

    Handful of Nursing Homes Open Doors to Elder Abuse Victims

    Unfortunately, elder abuse is more common than one might expect. According to a study conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina, each year one in ten adults over the age of sixty are victims of abuse. According to the National Center on ...
  • 10-Apr-2013

    OSHA Launches Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness

    Since the weather is warming and the temperatures are only expected to get hotter in the upcoming months, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has taken the initiative in launching a nationwide heat illness awareness campaign ...
  • 8-Apr-2013

    12-Year-Old Boy Killed in Hit & Run Accident

    Atlanta – On April 1st, 2013 in southwest Atlanta, an unidentified 12-year-old boy was crossing the street in the afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene of the accident. According to the police, they have arrested a man ...
  • 5-Apr-2013

    Pet Food Affected by Salmonella Can Make Pets & Humans Sick

    On March 18th, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release stating that Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because of the food is potentially contaminated with Salmonella; however, ...
  • 3-Apr-2013

    Fatal Dog Attack Takes the Life of Toddler

    In Ellabell, Georgia, the Wednesday before Easter Sunday, a young toddler was killed when seven dogs fatally mauled the child in her own backyard. The girl had slipped out of the house unnoticed by her mother and other adults inside the house until ...
  • 1-Apr-2013

    School Bus Safety, Should Your Child Ride?

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), school buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injuries. (American School Bus Council) The NHTSA says that today's school ...
  • 27-Mar-2013

    Dangers of Golf Carts and ATVs

    Golf carts are becoming increasingly more popular and are expanding from golf courses to communities, businesses, schools, airports, and the like. Some Georgians even use golf carts to travel on public roads for short distances. What many do not ...
  • 22-Mar-2013

    Multiple Fundraisers in the Works for KSU Hit-and-Run Victim from KSU

    It is always upsetting to hear about hit-and-run accidents, especially those that occur in our home state of Georgia. Even more tragic are those accidents that cause injuries to citizens in our immediate community. You've probably read about the ...
  • 15-Mar-2013

    Fatality Caused by Improperly Secured Ladder on I-285

    At Jones & Swanson, we constantly post about auto and tractor trailer accidents involving the negligent driving habits of those behind the wheel. These are not the only negligent actions that cause serious Atlanta auto accidents, though. With decades ...
  • 13-Mar-2013

    "Z-Pak" Linked to Fatal Irregular Heart Rhythms

    What's the first thing most Georgians do when they begin experiencing symptoms of a cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, or similar illness? Usually, we seek advice from our physicians or fast clinics near our homes. A common drug that we often take ...
  • 11-Mar-2013

    Protect Yourself First Following an Accident

    Our blog is full of tips and proper procedures for readers in the event they are involved in a metro-Atlanta car accident. It is difficult to provide a set procedure for what to do after an incident, as each accident and situation is unique. For ...
  • 8-Mar-2013

    Escalator Dangers: Tips for a Safe Ride

    Escalators and moving walkways are becoming more and more common in public locations through the state of Georgia. Most Georgians use them at malls, airports, department stores, and other facilities to make their commutes to higher or lower levels ...
  • 5-Mar-2013

    Tips to Prevent Backovers and Frontovers

    Auto accidents are common in Georgia and throughout the United States, but some of the most horrific of these incidents occur surprisingly close to our own homes. Many times accidents happen right in our own neighborhoods and driveways. These ...
  • 1-Mar-2013

    Determining Fault in a Marietta Car Accident

    Due to the immense number of automobiles on metro-Atlanta roadways, car wrecks are inevitable. On average, over 1,700 motorists are involved in automobile accidents in the state of Georgia each day. After an accident, fault must usually be ...
  • 28-Feb-2013

    How Pre-Existing Injuries May Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

    When someone is injured due to the negligence of another, whether in a car or 18 wheeler accident, slip and fall incident, or other circumstance, it is often expected that the responsible party be held responsible financially. There are a variety of ...
  • 22-Feb-2013

    Tips for Taking Photos after an Auto Accident

    As a Marietta personal injury law firm with vast experience, we are constantly stressing the importance of the do's and don'ts after an auto accident. If you are involved in a car accident, regardless of fault or injuries, it is important to ...
  • 21-Feb-2013

    Slip and Fall Injury Claim Facts

    Most Americans have friends or family members that have been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. Perhaps you yourself have fallen. After auto accidents, slip and falls are the second leading cause of injuries in the U.S. They are ...
  • 15-Feb-2013

    Fog and Smoke Cause 27 Car Pile-Up on Interstate 16

    Auto accidents can be caused by a variety of weather conditions. Rain, fog, and snow often cause rear-end accidents throughout the state of Georgia. When these accidents occur on busy interstates, the consequences are often severe. Such an occurrence ...
  • 12-Feb-2013

    5-Hour Energy Drinks May be Linked to Deaths

    Many of us need a pick-me-up on occasion, perhaps when we are simply too tired to finish the day. Energy drinks often serve as the answer for many Americans. Over the past decade, these energy drinks have been linked to health problems and even death ...
  • 7-Feb-2013

    Tips for Spotting Drunk Drivers in Georgia

    Auto accidents are a common occurrence in and around the metro Atlanta area. The number of vehicles on highways and roads at any given time often lead to crashes. Perhaps the most unfortunate types of accidents are those caused by drivers under the ...
  • 5-Feb-2013

    Metro-Atlanta Schools Enhance Security Policies

    Over the past few years, public shootings have become more common than ever before. Specifically, school shootings have become a monthly or yearly occurrence. In December, we all mourned for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in ...
  • 31-Jan-2013

    Avoid Purchasing Vehicles Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    The nation watched in horror as Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast recently. The flooding that came from the storm caused damage to structures, people, and automobiles. Although the most important issue at hand is rebuilding homes and shelter ...
  • 30-Jan-2013

    Toyota Corolla and Lexus IS Vehicle Recalls

    Millions of products are recalled in the United States each year. Among the most troublesome recalls are those of automobiles. When a vehicle is recalled, it means all owners should inspect their specific automobile to ensure the recall does not ...
  • 24-Jan-2013

    Icy Road Conditions Predicted for Atlanta This Weekend

    The metro Atlanta area is known for its congested and dangerous roadways. Normally, Georgia citizens do not have to worry about snow and ice making these roads more difficult. This weekend is a different story. Many Atlanta news stations are ...
  • 18-Jan-2013

    Dangers of Texting While Driving

    Many metro-Atlanta cities have made headlines lately for attempting to pass ordinances making texting and driving laws stricter. For instance, Villa Rica attempted to pass a bill that would make distracted driving a much worse offense than it ...
  • 14-Jan-2013

    Navigating a Roundabout Correctly

    Atlanta is well-known for its dense traffic and lengthy travel times. For this reason, many metro-Atlanta cities have adopted roundabouts. Many cities in North Fulton have either completed construction on these roundabout treatments or made the ...
  • 10-Jan-2013

    What Vehicles are Subject to Truck Safety Rules?

    There are dozens of types of automobiles on Georgia roads at any given time. Cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs are all dangerous, but larger commercial vehicles are often even more hazardous. This is due to their utter size and challenges associated with ...
  • 7-Jan-2013

    What To Do If Bitten By A Dog

    If you've ever been attacked or bitten by a dog, it was most likely when you least expected it. You may have been walking in your yard or neighborhood when a normally friendly dog attacked. Perhaps you went to pet "man's best ...
  • 3-Jan-2013

    Georgia's 2013 New Year's Traffic Accident Figures

    In a post on December 28, we provided alternatives to driving under the influence over the New Year's holiday season in metro-Atlanta. Each year, we are hopeful that Georgians will make smart decisions and designate a driver, call a taxi, or make ...