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Fyre Festival Under Fire

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fyre Festival was marketed as the luxury event of the decade. The event was intended to be a music festival spanning over two weekends on a remote island in the Bahamas. Advertisements for the festival boasted a luxury experience complete with fine dining, luscious beaches, and high-class accommo...

Family of Deceased Georgia Woman Files Lawsuit

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Georgia woman tragically lost her life while visiting Portland last year. June Sylvia Cole, 87 at the time of the incident, was walking through the automatic doors of her hotel while she was returning to her room. Suddenly the doors began sliding shut and struck her in their path. Cole fell to ...

Head-on Collision Car Accidents

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Head on collisions are some of the most serious car accidents that occur in Georgia, resulting in devastating injuries that are often fatal. In 2005, head-on collisions were only 2% of all crashes, yet accounted for 10.1% of driving fatalities in the U.S. A head-on collision occurs when the fron...

Texas Family Files Lawsuit In Drunk Driving Case

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

The tragic results of drunk driving accidents are no secret; however, these accidents are always a shock to families that suffer a loss. Such an event has recently occurred in League City, Texas. Tragedy has struck a family who lost their daughter in a car accident. The driver alleged to be respo...

Backover Accidents and Children

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Apr 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands of children have lost their lives from being rolled over by an SUV or truck that was being backed up or pulled forward in a driveway or parking lot. These types of large vehicles have wide blind zones in the front and rear of their vehicle, which makes it very difficult to see children. The best case scenario is to make drivers aware of the dangers of kids and cars and prevent these types of tragic accidents from happening. However, if such a tragedy does occur our firm can help address any negligence or defect in the vehicles that may have contributed to the injuries. Call Gautreaux Law at 478-238-9758, or email info@gautreauxlawfirm.com.

Dog Bite Injury Laws in Georgia

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Apr 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many people assume if they are bitten by a dog then the owner of the dog is automatically liable for any injuries, but that's not always the case. In Georgia, the law imposes certain requirements to hold dog owners responsible for personal injuries caused by their dogs. In addition, the burden of showing the owner's liability is on the plaintiff, or the person who was injured.

Brain Injury Awareness

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Mar 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Georgia residents take note: March is brain injury awareness month. Brain injuries can happen to anyone at any age. They are caused by trauma to the brain, either from an external source such as car accidents, slip and falls, workplace injuries or near drownings; or from within, such as strokes ...

Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Feb 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

No one in Georgia should ever have to worry about his or her loved one not being properly cared for in a nursing home, assisted living or rehabilitation facility. Patients or residents who have been mistreated, injured or abused may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Gautreaux Law is a Georgia personal injury firm experienced with representing nursing home patients. 888-876-6935.

Furniture Tip-Over Accidents

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Jan 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Children are injured daily by furniture, tv's and appliances that tip-over on top of them, trapping them underneath. Before blaming the child or a parent for the accident, it's important to determine if the product itself is defective. Sometimes, furniture falls are due to a design or manufacturing defect that makes the object inherently dangerous, or it might be due to a company's failure to warn about the dangers of a product.

Flying Debris Hit My Car

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Oct 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

A single-car accident occurred in Macon when an object flew through the windshield of a car causing injury to the driver. Surprisingly, it's not that uncommon for accidents to occur because of flying debris. Our firm has handled cases involving roadway defects of all sorts – drop-offs, water accumulation, bad or missing signage and warnings, poor design, bad line-of-sight and other visual obstructions. Call Gautreaux & Sizemore at 478-238-9758 for a free consultation.

Should You Call a Lawyer After an Auto Accident

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Sep 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

People who have been injured in a car accident think they don't need a lawyer. If there are injuries, however, one should consider at least speaking to a lawyer to make sure they are being fully compensated for things like diminished value, lost wages, and future expenses.

Is Your Rental Car Safe?

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Aug 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Georgia families can feel safer knowing that any safety recalls on the car they've rented have been fixed. Effective June 1, 2016, legislation passed that makes it illegal for rental companies to rent any vehicles with open safety recalls. This means that rental companies must have any safety rec...

How to Pay Bills After a Car Accident

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you've been injured in an accident and can't work because of it, you still have to pay your bills. There are ways to help you in this stressful situation. Our personal injury lawyers can help you get your life back on track again. Call our firm for a free consultation. 478-238-9758.

Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Georgia

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

In Georgia, recovering for injuries in a multi-vehicle accident may depend on who is at fault for the accident. Determining who is at fault in a multi-vehicle accident may require a thorough investigation that can be difficult. If you've been injured in an accident contact the law firm of Gautreaux & Sizemore for a free consultation. Our firm is experienced with investigating multi-vehicle accidents to determine who is at fault and your eligibility for compensation. 478-238-9758 or 888-876-6935

Tax Day and Car Accidents

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Apr 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

You're more likely to die in a car crash on tax day than on any other day during the year. It's unclear why this is the case, but one possibility might be stress. Stress can lead to careless or reckless driving, which can cause auto accidents that result in injury or death. Call the Georgia lawyers at Gautreaux & Sizemore if you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an auto wreck caused by someone else's negligence. Drive Safely. 478-238-9758

Can I Sue on Behalf of Someone Else for Personal Injuries or Wrongful Death

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Apr 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

When a loved one is injured, we want to do all we can to provide for our family and restore our life back to the way it was before the accident. This may mean filing a personal injury claim to get compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering. But who can sue on behalf of an injured person if the injured person is so badly hurt that they are unable to bring a claim on their own behalf?

When Do I Need A Lawyer After an Auto Accident or Truck Wreck

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Feb 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most of us will be in an auto accident at some point in our lives. If it's a minor accident with no injuries then it may be something you can handle on your own, without the help of an attorney. If there are injuries, however, there are several issues to consider that can complicate a claim. A person can quickly get overwhelmed trying to handle an injury case on his or her own. The lawyers at Gautreaux & Sizemore will advocate on your behalf and negotiate a settlement for you so that you can focus on getting better.

My Doctor Made a Mistake

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Feb 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some, maybe many, medical errors are preventable. There is no good excuse for performing the wrong surgical procedure, operating on the wrong surgical site, or on the wrong patient. If you have been the victim of a surgical error you likely will be scared and confused and not know what to do. The key is to focus on getting better and let someone else take care of holding the medical personnel or facility responsible for the mistake.

Hoverboard Safety Issues

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Feb 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hoverboards, also known as Smart Boards, Self-Balancing Boards and Swagways, have been banned, or their use restricted, on colleges and universities in Macon and surrounding Georgia counties due to safety concerns.

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