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M. Brandon Smith

U.S. News-Best Lawyers Includes Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC As A Tier 1 “Best Law Firm”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2016. Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC is pleased to announce it has been selected and recognized for inclusion into these […]

M. Brandon Smith

Reversal of Fortune: Traffic Fatalities on the Rise in Georgia

Over the past decade, Georgia had been experiencing a decline in traffic fatalities each year. But bucking a nine-year trend, the state of Georgia saw an increase in the number of people killed in car accidents this past year, and […]

Bill Parker

SAFETY ALERT-LOOSE AND UNHITCHED TRAILERS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURIES

In a split second, a young Georgia mother was killed when a runaway utility trailer crossed the center line and slammed into her small SUV. Similarly, a Kansas couple was killed instantly when a homemade trailer broke away from a […]

Bill Parker

Wheel Separation Injuries-Pure Accident or Negligence Related?

What is a Wheel Separation?    What do two teenagers in Oklahoma and a woman in Georgia have in common?  They were killed after being struck by runaway wheels that separated from vehicles. A wheel separation or wheel-off happens when […]

M. Brandon Smith

Did Takata Know But Fail to Disclose Airbag Problems in 2004?

Former Takata employees have charged that the Japanese airbag manufacturer conducted secret tests in 2004 on 50 airbags retrieved from scrapyards, saying that tests were performed after work hours, on weekends, and holidays during the summer of 2004 at the […]

M. Brandon Smith

Are GM’s Safety Issues Present throughout the Auto Industry?

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, chairwoman of a Senate subcommittee investigating safety issues at General Motors Company, said July 15 that she is considering expanding the inquiry to include other major automakers, according to a report in the Detroit News. […]

M. Brandon Smith

Kevin Poynter: An Unbelievable Tale of Selfishness

This past weekend, a 19-year-old teenager from Covington,Georgia, and a 35-year-old young woman from Alpharetta, were killed in a three-vehicle crash on I-20 when a drunk driver drove into their vehicles. Along with these two poor souls, four other people […]

Darren Tobin

Why You Absolutely Need UM Coverage

I have represented a number of injured folks who thought that they never had a case because they were injured in a hit and run.  They thought that because the at-fault driver was nowhere to be found, that they therefore couldn’t get financial […]

Darren Tobin

Hit and Run Car Wrecks Carry Serious Penalties

Jennifer Karen Cook, a 23-year-old Chamblee woman has been indicted on felony charges she injured an on-duty Smyrna police motorcycle officer in a 2012 traffic accident.  The wreck occurred on South Cobb Drive on May 8, 2012, when Cook made a left […]

Darren Tobin

Senior Citizen Drives Drunk; Kills and Crashes With No Remorse

Michael O. Snider, a 70 year old Stone Mountain resident, decided that crashing into tens of vehicles was not only ok, it was warranted when he told police that I [Snider] do whatever I want….