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Working in the cold?

Winter weather presents hazards including slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Employers must prevent illnesses, injuries, or fatalities, by controlling these hazards in workplaces impacted by winter weather.   Safety Tips for Workers 1. Your employer should ensure that you know the symptoms of cold stress 2. Monitor your physical condition and that of […]

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Holiday Road Trip? 5 Tips for Safe Travels

Make sure your car is road trip ready It’s always a good idea to get your car checked out before you travel. Get an oil change, check tire pressure and get that free rotation you keep putting off, check all your fluids, especially your radiator and windshield cleaner. Pack your battery charger, portable air pump […]

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Preventing Hearing Loss

Millions of workers are exposed to noise in the workplace every day and when uncontrolled, noise exposure may cause permanent hearing loss. Research demonstrates exposure to certain chemicals, called ototoxicants, may cause hearing loss or balance problems, regardless of noise exposure. Substances including certain pesticides, solvents, and pharmaceuticals that contain ototoxicants can negatively affect how […]

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Ruben Cruz among the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia

On September 13, the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) recognized a group of Latino leaders in Georgia as the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia. These individuals were selected because of their professional achievements and extraordinary contributions to the betterment of their community in the state. Among the honorees were successful artists, media personalities, […]

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What If My Car Accident Causes a Ruptured Spleen?

Car accidents can lead to serious and debilitating injuries. Some of these require emergency care, complicated surgeries, and months or even years of therapy. Injuries like a ruptured spleen can lead to complications and the need for extensive medical treatment. What are your options if a car accident causes your spleen to rupture? What Is […]

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Is There an “Injury Settlement Calculator”?

One of the great myths regarding personal injury law is that lawyers have a secret algorithm or formula used to determine the financial value that any given client’s award or settlement will be. Any such formula would focus on many of highly abstract and ambiguous variables. Sad to say, such a formula does not exist, […]

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Hands Free Laws in Georgia

Distracted driving is one of the most prominent causes of auto accidents. Unsurprisingly, smartphones create some of the biggest road distractions, with everything from voice calls, to texting, to the thousands of apps available. Because of the increasing number of accidents due to phones, lawmakers across the country have been stepping up to try and […]

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How Do I Know If I Have a Punctured Lung After an Accident?

Punctured lungs are serious injuries that restrict the person’s ability to breathe. Beyond oxygen deprivation, a punctured lung can lead to many other serious conditions without treatment. However, medical care can eliminate most of the future health complications of punctured lungs with quickly administered treatment. Because it is an internal injury, recognizing that you have […]

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Georgia Texting and Driving Laws

In 2015, there were 38,300 traffic related deaths in the United States. Of those deaths, a staggering 3,500, or nearly 1 in 10, resulted from distracted driving. Cruz & Associates has more than 25 years of experience in personal injury litigation. Every client we serve is unique, and every case is an opportunity for us […]

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What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

Traffic accidents happen every day in America. Distracted drivers, navigating the roads at reckless speeds, people in a hurry; these events can result in severe damage to multi vehicles, serious injury and even death. Cruz & Associates has more than 25 years of experience in personal injury litigation. Every client we serve is unique, and […]

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