How Insurance Policies May Be Interpreted in Trucking Accident Cases

A recent lawsuit in Georgia federal district court examined a commercial automobile insurance policy issued by Progressive to one of the defendants in a wrongful death case. Exactly who and what vehicle was covered under the policy was the question presented to the court. In December 2016, a Mack truck (the “Tractor”) collided with another… read more

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Medical Malpractice: What is it and how do I know if I have a case?

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE:  WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A CASE? When it comes, to medical care, you as the patient has a right to expect that the doctor or professional you are seeing will provide you with a basic standard of care.  This includes proper assessment, ordering correct lab tests,… read more

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The Department of Transportation is the agency in charge of road conditions while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is in charge of safe vehicles.

When it comes to the safety of vehicles and the roads, the Department of Transportation is the primary agency in charge of road conditions and safety of roads.  While the DOT is in charge of the roads, there is another agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, also called NHTSA, that is also in charge… read more

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Georgia Supreme Court Says Respondeat Superior Rule Repealed  by State’s Apportionment Statute

Georgia Supreme Court Says Respondeat Superior Rule Repealed  by State’s Apportionment Statute In a November 2nd wrongful death decision, the Georgia Supreme Court reversed a ruling for the employer of a truck driver who hit and killed a victim on claims of negligent entrustment, hiring, training, and supervision. The victim was struck and killed by… read more

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