Question: Is My Medical Condition Enough for Social Security Benefits?

One of the most common questions we hear is whether a particular medical condition will qualify you for disability benefits.  For the particular condition, you can name most any condition: heart disease, cancer victim, stroke survivor, ruptured vertebral disk, lupus, bi-polar disorder etc., etc. will qualify you for Social Security disability benefits. If you’re asking…

Georgia Gun Carry Laws

NOTE:  THIS POST HAS A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN, WHERE AND HOW YOU CAN LEGALLY CARRY A GUN IN GEORGIA. DO NOT RELY ON A BLOG POST FOR LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER YOU CAN CARRY A FIREARM IN PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU NEED TO CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY ABOUT YOUR PARTICULAR FACTS. While Governor…

Case Review: Work Place Violence and the “Positional Risk” Doctrine in Workers Compensation Cases

Earlier this year, the Georgia Court of Appeals handed down two decisions that illustrate the tension between personal injury law and workers compensation law. Cain [not his real name] shot Abel [again, name changed to protect the innocent] in the back of the head at work and killed him.  New on the job, Abel was…

On the Scalia Era, with a Prediction

I suspect I’m not the only attorney who took Antonin Scalia’s death like the passing of a family member — not a close family member, but a distant older cousin, or a great uncle seen at family reunions but never actually spoken to.  I met him once when he came to speak at Mercer Law…