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Facts + Stats: Drunk Driving Accidents in Georgia

Under Georgia law, a motorist cannot have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher when in possession of a motor vehicle. If a driver is under 21, then Georgia’s zero-tolerance laws apply. Anyone with a BAC over the allowable limit is considered intoxicated and can be prosecuted for DUI. As the statistics below show, drunk driving is...

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What To Expect After Being Rear Ended

Rear-end collisions can happen anywhere, though they are most common at intersections and in parking lots. Being rear-ended can cause considerable damage, not only to your vehicle but also to your body. If someone has struck you from behind, you should be prepared for a lengthy recovery and a possibly frustrating experience getting compensation for your claim. For help...

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Dangerous Chemicals Like Ethylene Oxide: The Rattlesnake Problem

With the ethylene oxide facility (EtO) in Willowbrook, Illinois closed permanently, and the facility in Smyrna, Georgia closed indefinitely, more attention should be placed on facilities that remain open and operational, such as the one in Covington, Georgia, that continues to use EtO. Several troubling facts make it hard to justify the use of EtO when the threat to nearby...

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To-Do Checklist Following A Car Accident

After a car collision, you need to take certain steps to protect your right to compensation. If you don’t, then it is much harder for your accident lawyer to get the information needed to negotiate fair compensation on your behalf. For this reason, we offer a checklist that you should keep handy in your glove compartment box in the...

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MG Law Founder Michael Geoffroy Chosen To Prestigious “Best Lawyers in America” List

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most well-known attorney ranking services in the world. The Best Lawyers 2020 list includes Michael Geoffroy of MG Law in Conyers, Georgia who was recently selected by his peers for inclusion on the exclusive list. Michael is a respected attorney and leader in the Covington and Conyers communities who specializes in...

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What Do Environmental Protection Laws Limit?

Environmental protection laws place restrictions on how individuals or companies can interact with the environment. This includes limitations on the disposal of chemicals or hazardous products, and regulations on interactions with soil, water, or air. Environmental protection laws promote the public safety, but they also can do a lot more than that. Environmental law has a long history, but...

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Fighting For Clean Air As A Lawyer, A Citizen, A Husband, & A Father

I am a trial lawyer. Worst-case scenarios are my day-to-day.  All of my clients have experienced injuries or lost loved ones due to someone else’s mistake or bad behavior. As you can imagine, all these cases often hit close to home. But nothing has ever come close to the sinking feeling in my gut when I heard the announcement....

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INDEPENDENT TESTING IS THE ANSWER TO CONFLICTING REPORTS ABOUT CANCER FROM DANGEROUS ETHYLENE OXIDE FROM THE BD BARD PLANT

News articles are saying there is a danger from exposure to ETHYLENE OXIDE (EtO) from the BD Bard plant in Covington. But a recent letter from the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) said that testing showed levels were safe. Who should we believe? The answer is to force officials to conduct independent testing of EtO levels near...

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Becton Dickinson/Bard Releases Toxic Chemical Potentially Related to Covington Cancer Cluster

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a 10 year study on ethylene oxide or EtO from 2007 until 2016. EPA determined EtO was more dangerous than it previously had in regulations, and moved the chemical to the known carcinogens list, the list of chemicals that definitely cause cancer. 2018, EPA used that information with others in the National Air...

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Legislative Involvement: How Does It Make Your Law Firm Better?

When fair and just laws are in place, it will be far easier for law firms to effectively serve their clients. Lawyers can help federal, state, and local governments create and implement better laws.  By getting involved in the legislative process, attorneys in Georgia are in a position to help to make the community a better place for everyone....

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