Family or not… get it in writing.

Posted in Georgia Supreme Court decisions on February 17, 2020

Floyd v. Chapman (A19A2137) Court of Appeals of Georgia January 16, 2020 Disputes about land transfers often involve families and the failure of individuals to make clear what is being given exactly because it is family. It is unsurprising that when transferring a piece of property to a stranger, one exercises a high level of… read more

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Things you may not want to do after a car accident.

Posted in Car Accidents on February 3, 2020

Is it okay to leave my car where it was at the time of the car accident? It depends. Generally, if you are not seriously injured and it is possible to move your car to the shoulder lane, emergency lane, median, or elsewhere safely, you are required to do so. See O.C.G.A. § 40-6-275 (“Duty… read more

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Slipping and Falling is Not Enough

Posted in slip and fall on February 3, 2020

What is Summary Judgment? The defendant in this case, an apartment management company, appealed the denial of its motion for summary judgment. Summary judgment is granted for the moving party when there is no genuine issue as to any material fact in the case, and based on this the moving party is entitled to judgment… read more

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What harm does a person whose personal information was stolen have to show to proceed with a claim?

Posted in Georgia Supreme Court decisions on January 17, 2020

Collins et al v Athens Orthopedic Clinic, P.A. (S19G0007), Data breaches seem to occur on an almost daily basis, with hundreds, thousands, or millions of individual’s personal information becoming available for identity theft. In December 2019, the Georgia Supreme Court gave some definition to the landscape of data breach claims for potential plaintiffs in Georgia,… read more

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What is there to know about medical payments coverage?

Posted in Car Accidents on January 9, 2020

What exactly is medical payments coverage? Under Georgia law, medical payments (“med pay”) coverage is defined as “any coverage in which the insurer agrees to reimburse the insured and others for reasonable and necessary medical expenses and funeral expenses incurred as a result of bodily injury or death caused by a motor vehicle accident, without… read more

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Does my spouse get a piece of my settlement proceeds from a personal injury case if I get divorced?

Posted in divorce and personal injury on January 8, 2020

Should I hire an attorney if I am in the middle of a divorce and get injured in an accident caused by another person or business? Accidents happen to folks going through divorce. What if a spouse gets injured due to the fault of a third party, files a personal injury lawsuit, and receives a… read more

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