Wednesday, July 13, 2016

5 Ways To Reduce Your Risk of a Car Accident

Car accidents are literally everywhere in Metro Atlanta. We all see the reckless drivers, drunk drivers, tired drivers and worse. How can you keep yourself safe amidst the chaos on Georgia roads? You have to be proactive, not reactive. Your safety and the safety of your loved one just may depend upon it.

Here are 5 ways to reduce your risk of a car accident:

1. LIMIT YOUR DISTRACTIONS: Music, food, cell phones and kids can all be serious distractions. Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents. When you are driving, ONLY focus on the road.

2. UTILIZE HANDS-FREE OPTIONS: Hands-free navigation and mobile phone options are a must. Limit calls to an absolute minimum while driving and only make calls using completely hands-free options. 

3. TAKE A DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE: I know it may sound cliché, but they really can help. These types of courses can update you on new driving laws, dangerous driving trends and better prepare you to deal with reckless drivers. 

4. GET YOUR EYES CHECKED: Many drivers assume that having to squint or the inability to see well at night is just par for the course. Driving with poor vision is very dangerous. Have your vision checked by a professional and follow their recommended treatment plan. Be sure to tell them about the driving issues you are having as well.

5. KEEP YOUR VEHICLE WELL MAINTAINED: A poorly maintained vehicle has much more of a chance of breaking down. Tire blow outs, transmission failure and poorly maintained windshield wipers are just a few of the vehicle issues that can lead to serious car accidents. 

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Monday, June 27, 2016

4th of July Safety Tips

Happy 4th of July from The Foster Firm! We hope your holiday is fun, fabulous and safe. Here are a few 4th of July safety tips to help ensure that your holiday is enjoyable:

FIREWORK SAFETY: Never, ever purchase or use illegal fireworks. They can be extremely dangerous and lead to serious injury. Never let children handle fireworks either, legal or illegal. 

CAREFULLY PLAN ROAD TRIPS: Carefully planning holiday road trips can save you aggravation and help to keep you safe on the road. Make sure your vehicle is tuned up, tires are properly inflated, fluids are topped off and you are aware of any road construction.

DO NOT DRIVE INTOXICATED: Many people like to enjoy libations during the 4th of July holiday. Be sure to plan ahead. Have a designated driver, spend the night where you are or utilize a driving service like Uber. Never drive, even a close distance, after indulging in alcohol. 

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

7 Signs That You Need A New Personal Injury Attorney

Choosing the right personal injury attorney, can be a challenging task. In most cases, after a serious injury you may feel overwhelmed, inundated with pain and completely stressed out. So, you may be tempted to let things slide with your attorney, but you need to make sure you have the right representation. Here are 7 signs that you may need a new personal injury attorney:

1. Poor Communication: You should be able to speak directly with your attorney within a reasonable amount of time after initiating contact.

2. Lack Luster Track Record: If they don’t have a history of success in dealing with your type of case, that can be a serious red flag.

3. Seems Insincere: If your attorney “seems” insincere, they probably are. Trust your gut instincts. 

4. Disciplinary Action: Be sure that your attorney has not been disciplined by the Bar Association or other governing body.

5. Weak Investigating: Your attorney should immediately start a thorough investigation on your behalf. Weak investigating can cost you your case. 

6. Dishonest: If you catch your attorney being dishonest about anything, even something small, it is not a good sign. Your attorney should be 100% honest with you all the time.

7. No support team: It takes a strong team to protect your rights and help you win. 

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

5 Major Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can lead to very serious, even fatal, injuries. Even when we are being as careful as possible, accidents can still happen. Still, taking preventative measures in certain types of places and situations can definitely reduce your risks of a slip and fall accident. 

Here are 5 major causes of slip and fall accidents that you should be aware of:

1. Wet floors: Those slippery when wet signs are just put out for decoration. This is a REAL WARNING that you should heed. Wet floors should be completely avoided in businesses and at home if at all possible. 

2. Bathroom bathing: Bathtubs and showers can be very tranquil places, but also can be very dangerous. Bathroom accidents are a prominent cause of slip and falls. Use slip proof shower and bath mats, safety rails and extreme caution if at all possible you are showering or bathing. 

3. Low & poor lighting: When you can’t see where you’re going or if there is something unseen in your path, that can be extremely dangerous. Try to avoid poorly lit areas or bring additional lighting with you. Flashlight apps are also a useful tool in these situations.

4. Stairwells: Stairwells, especially poorly maintained ones, can often lead to bad falls. Take your time and don’t run up or down stairwells if you do not absolutely have to. Also, use the handrail to help you keep your balance.

5. Uneven sidewalks & concrete: Raised or uneven concrete can easily cause even the most coordinated person to trip and fall. Carefully keeping an eye on your path and avoiding poorly maintained sidewalks can help reduce your risks. 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Preventing Personal Injury During Spring Break

Spring break usually brings sunshine, travel and general good times. Don’t let your good times be sabotaged by injury.  One bad fall, accident or car wreck can leave you will long term injuries and financial woes that are difficult to recover from. So stay healthy and safe so you can enjoy Spring and Summer in  complete comfort. Here are a few tips to help prevent personal injury during spring break:

Travel During Nonpeak Hours: Starting your travel a few hours earlier than the rest of the pack can help to reduce your risk of heavy traffic and accidents. It is also a good idea to plan to miss rush hour traffic at your destination as well.  Timing and planning your route is crucial to safe travel.

Choose More Remote Destinations: Selecting travel destinations that are off the beaten path and less crowded can be much safer. Often times more people and large crowds can increase your risks for falls and injuries. 

Select Activities Wisely: Windsurfing, bungee jumping and hiking all sound great, but can be dangerous if your body is not physically up to the task.  Be realistic about your fitness and athletic prowess so you don’t subject yourself to the risk of unnecessary injury. 

If you are injured during spring break, contact The Foster Firm. We are personal injury experts and will protect your rights. We fight hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Recent Reviews For Attorney Keith Foster of The Foster Firm

At The Foster Firm our clients mean so much to us. We are not just taking on a case… we are taking on a person with real concerns, issues and injuries. As we work hard to win your case, we also work hard to earn your trust. Here are a couple recent client testimonials we would like to share with you:

“I just moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles when I was involved in an auto accident in 2008.  My daughter had used an attorney in her previous auto accident but wouldn't refer him because she was unhappy with his services.  This is when I met Attorney Keith Foster.  He not only settled my claim for the policy limits, he returned every call, he kept me updated, he reviewed all documents  that came in on my file with me, he was just a GREAT ATTORNEY.  My daughter and I were involved in an auto accident in 2012 and again I called Attorney Keith Foster and since then we have both referred several of our friends to him for representation.”
- Sandra

“I was in a tough jam and I needed legal representation. I sought out the services of Keith Foster. His professionalism and  hands on detailed approach to my case helped me such much. Keith was knowledgeable and made sure that it was a successful outcome”.
- Ricky

Let Keith Foster of The Foster Firm help you get through your personal injury claim. We don't charge any upfront fees and only get paid if  you win.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Don’t Be A Victim Of Medical Malpractice: Tips To Protect Yourself

Medical malpractice can have very serious, permanent consequences, including brain damage, loss of mobility, unnecessary surgeries and even death. That’s why it’s so important to protect yourself to the best of your ability. Of course most doctors are very caring, responsible and capable, but that does not mean that you have to trust them implicitly all the time. Even the best doctors can make a tragic mistake.  Here are a few tips to help you protect yourself from being a victim of medical malpractice:

KEEP THOROUGH MEDICAL RECORDS: Knowing your medical history and keeping organized records of your own is important. This will help ensure that when you are completing paperwork at your doctor’s office you are giving them accurate and up-to-date information.

UNDERSTAND THE MEDICATIONS YOU ARE TAKING: Medications can be very helpful in treating ailments and relieving pain, but you must be aware of the hidden dangers as well.  Do your homework on any and all medications you take, including side effects, drug interactions and possible long-term effects. Be sure you share all prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking with your doctor before accepting a new prescription (even if your doctor doesn’t ask). 

BE AN ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF: You have to take charge of your health. Living a healthy lifestyle, keeping abreast on medical advances and being vocal with your doctor is imperative. Don’t be afraid to ask the doctors and nurses questions until you feel comfortable and satisfied with the answers. Also, do not shy away from getting second opinions, especially in the case of a serious diagnosis such as cancer. Also, research your doctor's background to make sure he or she has not been involved in censures or sued for and/or accused of malpractice in the past.

If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, The Foster Firm can help. We have vast experience is the area and can fully protect your rights. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

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