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Georgia Appellate Court Reaffirms New Injury Exception to the Misdiagnosis Exception to the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Physicians are humans, and humans err in their judgment. But when its your life at stake, errors are unacceptable. If a physician negligently misses or delays diagnosis, and as a result, you dont get the treatment you should have that would have prevented serious harm, or worse, death, then you...

M.A.D.D. President Visits Georgia

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Jul 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mothers Against Drunk Driving or M.A.D.D. is an organization dedicated to raising awareness and expressing support for actions taken against drunk driving. The organization is committed to ending drunk driving nationwide, and advocates for steps taken to enhance laws and policies to crack down on...

Arms Company Ordered to Pay $500,000 in Settlement

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Jul 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

When a person owns a firearm, there are often risks involved. While personal ownership of a firearm does put a person at some risk of injuring themselves or others, gun companies are also responsible for creating a product that is safe when used as intended. For instance, when a gun owner purchas...

MTA Faces Lawsuit Over Derailment

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | Jun 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When a person steps onto a commuter train, it is reasonable for them to expect a safe and comfortable ride. Mass transit is, by design, based on the notion of a safe transportation method for large groups of people. Whether the vehicles used are buses, trains, or other vehicles, there is a reason...

Texting While Driving and Legal Penalties

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

Texting while driving is known be the cause of serious accidents. There have been several marketing campaigns against it, and several states are taking firm stances on the matter. Distracted driving, especially involving phone usage puts a person at risk for harm to themselves, and anyone else ar...

Judge Dismisses Wrongful Death Case

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

Georgia was struck by tragedy when a student at Lowndes High School was found dead in January of 2013. Kendrick Johnson, 17 at the time, was found dead in the school's gymnasium, wrapped up in gym mats too tightly for him to breathe. While a state autopsy made the determination that the death was...

Family of Student Files Lawsuit Over Hazing Death

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

When students go off to college, it is no well-guarded secret that they engage in underage drinking. Especially in the case of students who seek to enter fraternities. The culture of fraternities in the United States is often fraught with binge-drinking and unsafe behavior. This is especially com...

Uber Pricing Increases to Cover Driver Insurance

Posted by Jarome Gautreaux | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Uber is a popular taxi service that individuals can access directly from their smartphone. The service offers the convenience of taxi-like service where normal taxi transportation services are scarce. The company itself has been under much scrutiny recently. Several of the drivers for the company...

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

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.

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