Georgia’s “Family Purpose” Doctrine

Georgia’s “Family Purpose” Doctrine Car accidents happen every single day, all day. In Georgia, it is possible to be held responsible for an accident in which you are not directly involved under what Georgia calls the “Family Purpose” rule. The “Family Purpose” doctrine allows the owner of a vehicle to be held liable for damages… read more

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What Are the Requirements in Georgia for Semi Cargo Loads?

We see them every day. Big trucks hauling stuff. It might be lumber, heavy equipment, cars, or even a house! This cargo being hauled by a semi can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. If loaded improperly, the cargo can fall off the truck and into the path of other motorists, causing a crash. It… read more

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Is a Trucking Industry Expert Permitted to Opine on the Cause of a Truck Crash?

Sometimes expert testimony can play an important role in a truck accident case. To assist our experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer at Tobin Injury Law with proving what happened that led to the collision, we often hire a trucking industry expert to render an opinion about exactly how the accident occurred and why it happened…. read more

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Can an Insurance Company Be Liable for Negligence under the Good Samaritan Doctrine in a Truck Accident?

In October 2008, James Maier was driving north on I-95 near Savannah when car problems forced him to pull off to the side of the road. He was standing in the emergency lane next to his car when a semi hit and killed him. The truck was driven by Faustino Jimenez, an employee of a… read more

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