Georgia Insurance Company Fails to Pay $25k So Ends Up Paying $7.5M
Posted in Car Accidents on January 14, 2021
Insurance companies are a business. And a business has a bottom-line. But sometimes putting the bottom-line ahead of doing the right thing can be costly. The mother of a Liberty County man who was fatally injured on Christmas Day 2018 as he rode his bicycle, settled her wrongful death claim for $7.5 million with the… read moreRead More
Where are a Semi-Truck’s Blind Spots and Why Should I Avoid Them?
Posted in truck accident on January 13, 2021
“If You Can Read This, I Can’t See You.” You may have seen this on the back of a semi-tractor-trailer. Semi trucks in the U.S. are an average of 72 feet long, 8½ feet wide, and 13½ feet tall. A big rig can have a gross weight of up to 80,000 pounds. That’s indeed a… read moreRead More
Can You Get Punitive Damages in a Tractor-Trailer Accident?
A federal district court in Georgia recently ruled that an accident victim’s claim for punitive damages under state law could proceed. The lawsuit stemmed from an accident in which a tractor-trailer rear-ended Plaintiffs Willie Moore and Martha Moore’s vehicle on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County, resulting in a violent collision. The Victim’s Allegations The Moore’s… read moreRead More
Welcome to 2021! We Still Have COVID-19 and We Still Have Traffic!
Posted in Car Accidents on January 2, 2021
Welcome to 2021! We still have the pandemic and we still have traffic! If you live in or around Atlanta, you know that traffic congestion is a way of life. It was last year and it will be this year (and next year too, unfortunately.) The city is the home of six major interstates, including… read moreRead More
How Insurance Policies May Be Interpreted in Trucking Accident Cases
Posted in truck accident on December 28, 2020
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 moreRead More
Medical Malpractice: What is it and how do I know if I have a case?
Posted in medical treatment on December 21, 2020
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 moreRead More
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.
Posted in Car Accidents on December 15, 2020
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 moreRead More
Georgia Supreme Court Says Respondeat Superior Rule Repealed by State’s Apportionment Statute
Posted in Georgia Supreme Court decisions on December 7, 2020
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 moreRead More
What is the Respondeat Superior Doctrine?
An experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer at Tobin Injury Law will tell you that a trucking company may be held responsible for an accident involving one of its semi drivers. This is due to the a legal doctrine called Respondeat Superior Doctrine. To learn more about this theory of recovery, read below about a recent… read moreRead More
OSHA, PERSONAL INJURY AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
Posted in medical treatment on November 24, 2020
Odds are if you have recently started a job or have been working for years, you were required to have training as it relates to OSHA and the protocols in place for your workplace. OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is the governing agency that was established after the passing of… read moreRead More