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For Justice's Sake

For Justice's Sake

By The Dixon Firm
Trial and injury case stories, legal definitions, and tips on how to prevent a lawsuit, featuring Attorney SK Rod Dixon and the attorneys of The Dixon Firm, P.C., a personal injury law firm in Atlanta, GA. Hosted and produced by Renee Cooper. Inquiries: renee@dixonfirm.com
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Legal Rights for Bikers in Georgia
Biking is a great way to exercise and explore Metro Atlanta. But anyone who’s shared the road with other vehicles knows that driver negligence can lead to a costly or tragic accident. Attorney Daniel Adamson, who’s an avid Georgia biker himself, talks about legal options for cyclists, and safety precautions to avoid an accident. Backstory: Parts of Downtown Atlanta have seen a 27% increase in pedestrian traffic and about an 11% decrease in car traffic–if you can believe it! Part of this is due to an initiative called the Peachtree Shared Space program that started in June 2021, but is soon coming to an end.  In July of last year, Georgia passed a law that required cars to slow down or change lanes with at least 3 feet of space if they are trying to pass a biker. It would be nice if more areas were as friendly to cyclists as the Beltline and local parts, but there is always the possibility of an accident caused by distracted or negligent drivers, walkers, or bikers. Topics: When should a biker consider taking legal action against a driver if they’re in an accident? What factors are considered if a biker has a lawsuit against a driver in an accident? Can cyclists take legal action if they’re injured from hazardous roadways or walkways? Are there instances when the cyclist may be considered legally responsible for an accident, either with a vehicle or a pedestrian? What should cyclists do if they’ve been in an accident or affected by a road hazard or in an accident? How can cyclists practice safe riding? Attorney Adamson's previous cases securing justice for bikers. Resources: • https://georgiabikes.org/resources/georgia-bike-laws/ • https://fox28media.com/news/local/new-georgia-bicycle-safety-law-to-take-effect-july-1  "Beginning this Thursday, July 1 [2021], a new bicycle safety traffic law goes into effect in Georgia. When passing a bicyclist, a driver must move over into the adjacent lane if it is safe and legal to do so. If unable to move over, the driver must slow down to a speed that is either ten miles below the posted speed limit or 25mph, whichever is higher. As currently required by law, drivers must also allow at least 3 feet of room between their vehicle and a bicyclist when passing." Podcast also available on: Google Podcast BuzzSprout Spotify Anchor.fm Follow @dixonfirm on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for podcast updates, free legal tips, AND our monthly $50 restaurant giveaway. Visit dixonfirm.com  or call 888-DIXON-11 (888-349-6611) for more personal injury resources and to schedule a free legal consultation. Intro/outro music: "Fresh Start" by Joakim Karud
09:18
March 31, 2022
Episode 8: Shootings and Assault on Private Property
The aftermath of a shooting is always chaotic. The person who pulled the trigger is just one of the possibly many parties responsible for a shooting, and personal injury lawyers investigate all possibilities. Attorney Rod Dixon has worked on cases involving violent attacks on private property or by contract employees. His cases made national headlines and are setting new precedents for civil case law. During this live and recorded Q&A event, Attorney Rod Dixon explains the difference between seeking civil and criminal charges in shooting cases and how to know if you have a claim.  Podcast also available on: Google Podcast BuzzSprout Spotify Anchor.fm Follow @dixonfirm on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for podcast updates, free legal tips, AND our monthly $50 restaurant giveaway. Visit dixonfirm.com  or call 888-DIXON-11 (888-349-6611) for more personal injury resources and to schedule a free legal consultation. Intro/outro music: "Fresh Start" by Joakim Karud
36:38
March 17, 2022
Episode 7: Premises Liability is More Than Just a Slip and Fall
Premises liability cases don't just involve a slip and fall, but any injury that could have been avoided with reasonable actions from property owners.  Slip and falls, one of the most common types of premises liability claims  can result in frighteningly high numbers: 9,000,000 Slip and Fall accidents occur each year (25,000 falls a day) Only around 5% of cases go to trial 95,000,000 workdays missed $3.5 million in lost revenue per hour Attorney Enrique Ramos describes multiple cases of premises liability and the importance of providing an environment free of potential hazards and threats.  Podcast also available on: Google Podcast BuzzSprout Spotify Anchor.fm Follow @dixonfirm on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for podcast updates, free legal tips, AND our monthly $50 restaurant giveaway. Visit dixonfirm.com  or call 888-DIXON-11 (888-349-6611) for more personal injury resources and to schedule a free legal consultation. Intro/outro music: "Fresh Start" by Joakim Karud
18:28
January 20, 2022
Season's Greetings from The Dixon Firm
As the year ends, our team members look back at their progress and share their visions for the new year. Thank you to all of our clients and subscribers for a successful 2021. We look forward to bringing you more stories of justice and legal advice for years to come!  Order of questions: Introductions Where did you go to college? How long have you been working in the legal industry? Favorite food or restaurant? Something always near your desk or in your office? A memorable story or positive experience while at the Dixon Firm? Most excited for in 2022? Happy holidays and season's greetings, from Rod Dixon, Daniel Adamson, Enrique Ramos, Brigette Smiley, Priscilla Walker, and Renee Cooper. Watch on YouTube Contact The Dixon Firm
08:51
December 15, 2021
Episode 6: Can a Social Media Post Affect a Lawsuit?
If you've followed the updates about the Ahmaud Arbery killing trial, you'll see that social media affected this case from the initial traumatic viral video to the recent jury selection. Our Marketing Director, Renee Cooper covers those details and explains how else social media engagement can affect a potential personal injury trial. Keep the conversation going on: Follow @dixonfirm on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok. Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for podcast updates, free legal tips, AND our monthly $50 restaurant giveaway. Visit dixonfirm.com  or call 888-DIXON-11 (888-349-6611) for a FREE legal consultation and more personal injury resources.
09:39
November 15, 2021
Episode 5: The $7M Texting While Driving Death Case
(Podcast name updated to "For Justice's Sake".) Attorney Rod Dixon recounts a case with a devastating car crash. A commercial driver's negligence led to a mother's death and misplaced blame on an injured victim. By taking a closer look at the evidence and refusing to give up on a biased investigation, our firm found out who was truly to blame for the accident. WARNING: Details of this case mentioned between 9:28 to 10:20 may be considered graphic by some listeners. We also apologize for some sound quality issues. You can now listen to fully captioned podcast episodes on YouTube. Backstory: Two women were driving in Thomasville, Georgia when their car experienced a flat tire. They pulled off the road on the left shoulder to change the spare tire. As they were doing so, a commercial car collided with them. The driver of the initial car suffered a broken leg and lacerated liver and the passenger was thrown onto the highway and declared dead at the scene. Attorneys S.K. Rod Dixon filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of the victim's three adult children in Fulton County State Court. Keep the conversation going on: Follow @dixonfirm on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Direct personal injury questions to #Dixon11. Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for podcast updates, free legal tips, AND our monthly $50 restaurant giveaway. Visit dixonfirm.com  or call 888-DIXON-11 (888-349-6611) for a FREE legal consultation and more personal injury resources.
18:24
October 15, 2021
Episode 4: Legal Action Against Sexual Assault
(Podcast name updated to "For Justice's Sake".) Attorney Daniel Adamson defines sexual violence according to Georgia law and provides legal recommendations for victims to fight back. Backstory: In the City of Atlanta, 20% of rape cases were cleared exceptionally over the last 6 years. More than 200 suspects were never arrested or charged. According to some Georgia county officials, victims may be “uncooperative” with authorities, and many cases go unsolved or inactive. Sexual assault and rape are not easy topics to discuss. This episode addresses criminal vs. civil legal options for sexual violence cases, as well as how to document and report an incident quickly and confidentially. Hopefully, these resources will be a guide to pursuing peace from someone's painful experience. We'll continue to seek justice for those who are tragically affected by these incidents, anywhere in Georgia! Keep the conversation going on: Follow @dixonfirm on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for podcast updates, free legal tips, AND our monthly $50 restaurant giveaway. Visit dixonfirm.com  or call or text 888-DIXON-11 (888-349-6611) for a FREE legal consultation and more personal injury resources.
15:38
September 20, 2021
Episode 3: The Uber Eats Shooting Case & Fighting Arbitration
(Podcast name updated to "For Justice's Sake".) Rod discusses how rideshare companies try to avoid going to court. Backstory: In 2018, an Uber Eats delivery driver shot and killed a man outside of his own home. The victim of the 2018 case is now our client. In June 2021, an Uber driver shot multiple passengers of his vehicle, killing one, after a dispute in an Atlanta gas station. With a surprising and tragic rise in violent incidents involving rideshare drivers, it's important to be aware of your responsibilities and rights as a passenger. Even without completely reading the terms and conditions of a rideshare company, by checking the box and using their services you are tied to their arbitration clause. We'll discuss why big companies favor arbitration over a juried court, and why that may not always be in their favor. Rod also breaks down details of our client's case that explain why victims of rideshare driver assault, battery, or accidents may be able to have their cases judged by a jury of their peers. We hope you'll NEVER  be involved in a rideshare accident or assault victim, and encourage you to stay informed about the legalities of rideshare violence. We'll continue to seek justice for those who are tragically affected by these incidents, anywhere in Georgia! Keep the conversation going on: Follow @dixonfirm on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Direct personal injury questions to #DixonFirm. Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for podcast updates, free legal tips, AND our monthly $50 restaurant giveaway. Visit dixonfirm.com or call 888-DIXON-11 (888-349-6611) for a FREE legal consultation and more personal injury resources.
15:07
August 13, 2021
Episode 2: Champlain Towers and Structural Collapse Cases
(Podcast name updated to "For Justice's Sake".) Backstory: The Champlain Towers located in Surfside, Florida condos, collapsed on June 23, 2021, resulting in 97 deaths, as of July 18.  Structural collapses can happen to buildings, decks, balconies, or even parking lots of any size. They require experienced legal assistance to navigate the possibility of a property owner's negligence and damages.  After a large-scale accident, there can be a lot of questions from loved ones as to why it happened and how it could have been avoided. The tragedy of the Champlain Towers in Florida is just one example of how little time it takes for a structural collapse to affect so many people at one time. Our hearts are with those who lost loved ones due to this tragedy. We always have Georgia's back if you have legal questions regarding a collapse case. The Dixon Firm offers free legal consultation for structural collapse and other personal injury cases.  Follow @dixonfirm on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for podcast updates, free legal tips, AND our monthly $50 restaurant giveaway. Visit dixonfirm.com or call 404-733-1166 for more personal injury resources and to schedule a free legal consultation.
15:45
July 20, 2021
Episode 1: Juneteenth and Justice
(Podcast name updated to "For Justice's Sake".) After 200 years Juneteenth has become as celebrated as July 4th in the African American community. We’ll give a brief history of the observance, discuss what the day means to law and Atlanta. While Juneteenth is a celebration, its recent popularity is partially due to a turbulent year of police brutality in America in 2020. Nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks (which happened in Georgia), sparked renewed interest in a holiday focused on freedom and justice in the Black community. Follow @dixonfirm on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for podcast updates, free legal tips, AND our monthly $50 restaurant giveaway. Visit dixonfirm.com  or call 404-733-1166 for more personal injury resources and to schedule a free legal consultation.
10:52
June 16, 2021