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Wrongful Death and Commercial Trucks in Georgia

Posted in Car Accidents on May 19, 2020

Few people think about their rights when it comes to commercial trucks until they come face to face with one as the cause of a wrongful death of a family member or loved one in Georgia. Many times, Georgians who are impacted and must now deal with the loss of a loved one are unaware… read more

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To determine borrowed servant status, a three pronged test is employed.

Posted in Georgia Supreme Court decisions on May 18, 2020

March 31, 2020 In the Court of Appeals of Georgia A19A2279. SPROWSON v. VILLALOBOS. This appeal involves the interplay of two bodies of law: employment and tort. Much of the interaction between these two types of law comes around to the responsibility that an employer has for its employees safety. Here, however, the connection centers… read more

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An invitee must prove (1) that the owner had constructive knowledge of the hazard, and (2) that the invitee lacked knowledge of the hazard despite the exercise of ordinary care.

Posted in Georgia Supreme Court decisions on April 21, 2020

March 27, 2020 In the Court of Appeals of Georgia A20A0649. WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY v. GIRARDOT Slip and Fall in Georgia When people slip, they often fall, and equally often they are injured. However, showing that the party responsible for the place in which the slip and fall occurred failed in its duty to keep… read more

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Was the Apartment the Wrong Place at Wrong Time the Management’s Fault?

Posted in Georgia Supreme Court decisions on April 7, 2020

A19A2267. STAR RESIDENTIAL, LLC et al. v. HERNANDEZ. Georgia Court of Appeals Decided March 16, 2020 Hernandez, the Appellee here, was shot from behind at the door of his apartment, an apartment under the management of the Appellant, Star Residential. The shooting was “an unprovoked attack and robbery” by two shooters and a getaway driver… read more

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Got Hit by a Car While Crossing the Street?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2020

How common are car-pedestrian accidents? According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6,000 pedestrians died in crashes in the U.S. in 2017. That means one death every 88 minutes. Also, about 137,000 pedestrians were treated at the ER for injuries in 2017. Almost 50% of the crashes where a pedestrian was killed involved… read more

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Can you sue your personal trainer?

Posted in Georgia Supreme Court decisions on March 24, 2020

  Dutt v. Mannar and Company, LLC. (A19A2130) Court of Appeals of Georgia Decided March 13, 2020   Does a personal trainer have a duty to call 911 if, after a training session the trainee complains of chest pains? Whether or not the Plaintiff showed that that duty existed was the question on review on… read more

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WHAT ROLE DOES UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED COVERAGE PLAY IN A CAR ACCIDENT?

Posted in Car Accidents on March 21, 2020

What is uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage? Every driver in Georgia is required to have minimum automobile liability insurance coverage when operating a car so that if a driver causes an accident and another driver is injured as a result, the at-fault driver’s automobile liability insurance policy would provide compensation to the injured driver up to… read more

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Our Law Firm is Open and Very Much Working For You!

Posted in Car Accidents on March 17, 2020

On behalf of everyone at the firm, we wanted to personally post this update to share with you  our law firm’s operations and response to the coronavirus pandemic in light of the state of emergency declared by governmental authorities, the closure of many businesses and other institutions, and the cancellation of schools, sporting events and… read more

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Poor Angry Dog Management Bites Defendant

Posted in Georgia Supreme Court decisions on March 2, 2020

Jones et al v. Beebe (A19A1982) Court of Appeals of Georgia decided February 18, 2020 Even in our modern time of Amazon Prime, dogs still bite mail carriers. Maybe the nearly cliche aspect of this scenario — so well known that it is a sitcom and comic strip trope — edged slightly in the minds… read more

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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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