Car Accidents

Act of G-d Defense in a Car Accident

We see all sorts of defenses. Oftentimes at-fault drivers don’t want to take full responsibility when they clearly are at fault.  In some instances, they are right.  Part of our job as Atlanta personal injury lawyers Atlanta residents trust to garner full justice is to weed out the nonsense excuses from the real defenses. An… read more

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Can a Car Accident Video Posted to Facebook Be Used in Court?

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently heard the appeal of a convicted an automobile driver of two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree and one count each of reckless driving, failure to exercise due care, and failure to stop at a stop sign. The defendant filed a motion for a new trial,… read more

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Essential Terms of an Offer and the Insurance Company’s Obligation to Comply With Those Terms

When a victim’s lawyer makes an offer to an insurance company, the victim’s lawyer almost always includes terms as part of the offer.  It is important for the insurance company to comply with the terms or else the lawyer can argue that the insurance company failed to abide by all of the terms and thereby… read more

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How Does Georgia’s Impact Rule Work in Personal Injury Cases?

How Does Georgia’s Impact Rule Work in Personal Injury Cases? The recovery for emotional distress following a physical injury caused by another person’s negligence in Georgia is limited to compensation for any mental suffering or emotional distress the plaintiff incurred as a consequence of the plaintiff’s physical injuries. There are three elements to the Georgia… read more

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How Can Uninsured Motorist (“UM”) Coverage Be Waived in Georgia?

Having good insurance with a reputable insurance company is more important than most people realize.  In fact, we may even go so far as to say that having good insurance with a reputable insurance company is even more important than having a great personal injury lawyer on your side.  Yes, it is that important. An… read more

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Georgia’s Sudden Emergency Defense Explained

The sudden emergency doctrine is a defense that insurance company lawyers try to use against a negligence claim. The sudden emergency doctrine theory says that a person who is faced with a sudden emergency and either acts within his best judgment or doesn’t have enough time to form such a judgment isn’t chargeable with negligence…. read more

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Can a Victim Get Special Damages in a Georgia Auto Accident?

Can a Victim Get Special Damages in a Georgia Auto Accident? A trucking company filed a lawsuit against Jacqueline Duckworth, alleging that she rear-ended one of its vehicles. Duckworth filed a motion for summary judgment, claiming that the trucking company failed to present evidence of its special damages. The trial court agreed and granted summary… read more

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Driving this Holiday Season and New Years

Georgia, like many other states, has more people on the roads during the holiday season. That means more distracted drivers, more people driving impaired, and more out-of-state visitors unfamiliar with Georgia’s roads and weather conditions. All of this can result in more accidents. “As travel is expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels, and roads are… read more

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Question of Fact for the Jury to Decide: Expert and all

Does It Matter if a Pedestrian was Walking in the Road or on the Side when He’s Hit by a Vehicle? Jess Spires sued Raven Thomas for injuries he sustained when he was struck by Thomas’ vehicle. According to Thomas, she was traveling north on a straight part of State Road 87 when she hit… read more

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Must an Accident Victim Provide Cell Phone Data to Show She Wasn’t Driving Distracted?

Hiring a trusted Atlanta personal injury lawyer Atlanta residents trust is more critical than most people understand.  A really good Atlanta personal injury lawyer is going to know how to attack and defend in a case. Here’s a recent example that highlights what we mean. A trucking company recently asked a Georgia federal court to… read more

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