Wilbur Owens

Wilbur Owens

Owens & Mulherin

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Inadequate Scaffolding Safety Measures Cited in Georgia Stucco Worker’s Fatal Fall

A 42-year-old construction worker fell to his death in September of 2013 while renovating a dorm at the East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, Georgia. The man toppled 19 feet off scaffolding as he applied stucco to the...more

9/16/2014 - Construction Accidents Construction Workers OSHA SVEP Wrongful Death

Company Officer Liable in Buckyball Recall

Buckyballs are high-powered spherical magnets that can be stacked to form interesting designs. The manufacturer Maxfield & Oberton began selling the product in the United States in 2009. Originally marketed as a toy, the...more

9/12/2014 - Buckyballs CPSC Product Recalls

Now Up to 29 Million GM Vehicles Recalled

During the first quarter of 2014, General Motors sent shockwaves across Wall Street when it recalled more than one million vehicles because of a faulty ignition switch. The company only decided to issue the recall after at...more

8/14/2014 - Automobile Recall General Motors

Blood Clot Test Strips Voluntarily Recalled Following Three Deaths

Alere Inc. has voluntarily recalled Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips after nine adverse events — including three deaths — were linked to the defective medical device. The prothrombin time test measures how long...more

7/1/2014 - Medical Devices Pharmaceutical Product Recalls

Indestructible Black Box Provides Answers in Paul Walker Auto Accident

Actor Paul Walker died in a tragic Thanksgiving weekend auto accident last year. Immediately following the fatal one-car crash, fans wondered whether drugs, drinking, racing or mechanical failure might have been a factor, in...more

5/20/2014 - Automotive Industry Black Box Car Accident NHTSA Wrongful Death

Tips for Your Day in Court

Most personal injury cases never go to trial. Typically, injury claims are settled with the insurance company and defendants. Sometimes, an arbitrator decides the outcome in a quasi-judicial proceeding. There is a good...more

4/10/2014 - Court Appearances

Graco Car Seat Recall

This February Graco Children's Products, Inc. (Graco) announced a massive recall of its toddler and booster child restraint systems. With an estimated 3.7 million units affected, the recall is one of the largest in history....more

4/1/2014 - Children's Products Graco Product Recalls

Why Drug Approval and Recall Systems Leave Patients Vulnerable to Harmful Drugs

The drug is on the market, so it must be safe, right? Although this assumption is entirely reasonable, it is not always true. The FDA approval and recall processes can allow harmful pharmaceuticals to remain on the market...more

3/19/2014 - FDA Prescription Drugs Product Recalls

How to Protect Yourself From Uninsured Motorists

Violating certain laws, even when the violation seems benign or inconsequential, can nevertheless have real consequences for the lawbreaker and the victim. One common example is driving without car insurance. If an uninsured...more

2/26/2014 - Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorists

The Importance of Performing Due Diligence When Selecting a Personal Injury Lawyer

When choosing a personal injury attorney, it is important to perform due diligence. Hiring the right attorney can make or break the outcome of a lawsuit....more

2/18/2014 - Bodily Injury

The Passenger’s Right to Sue for a Car Accident

Passengers are frequently the innocent victims of Georgia car accidents. The responsible parties can include the driver of the vehicle in which you were a passenger, another driver on the road and even the manufacturer of the...more

12/31/2013 - Car Accident

Georgia’s Law on Texting While Driving Explained

Drivers who text behind the wheel are 23 times more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. Yet many still continue to do it. In fact, Georgia has the third-highest rate in the nation for drivers who text while...more

12/26/2013 - Cell Phones Texting

How Georgia’s Comparative Negligence Law May Impact Your Injury Case

In some Savannah accidents, the injured party bears part of the responsibility. For instance, a pedestrian may have failed to look both ways before being struck by a texting driver. In this case, the negligence of both the...more

12/17/2013 - Comparative Negligence

Understanding the Latest Changes to Georgia’s Workers Compensation Law

Workers compensation provides much needed benefits after a job-related accident or illness. However, navigating the complex legal requirements can be difficult and time-consuming. On July 1, 2013, Georgia implemented...more

12/5/2013 - Workplace Injury

Are Changes in Regulations Governing Truck Drivers Making Our Roads Safer?

Did you know that someone is killed or injured in an accident involving large truck nearly every sixteen minutes? While tractor-trailers and semi-trucks account for less than three percent of the vehicles on U.S. roadways,...more

11/26/2013 - Trucking Accident Trucking Industry

What You Need to Know About the Patient Injury Act

Big changes could be coming to Georgia’s medical malpractice laws. The state legislature is currently considering the Patient Injury Act, which would require all claims to be decided by an administrative panel rather than a...more

11/25/2013 - Bodily Injury Patients

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