In an action arising from an auto accident involving a county sheriff, the Georgia Court of Appeals recently held that the trial court did not err in concluding that O.C.G.A.
What is a “Reduced-by” Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage in an Insurance Policy?
In a dispute over uninsured motorist (UM) coverage, the insurance company was properly granted summary judgment because the UM option form and accompanying cover letter unambiguously explained the difference between
Welcome to Atlanta’s Ongoing Traffic Congestion
How’s Bad is the Traffic in Atlanta? It’s bad. Can you believe that motorists in the Atlanta metro area lose about 53 hours every year to congestion? And according to
When is a Settlement Offer Accepted and Binding?
Law school 101: a settlement is reached when an offer is extended and then accepted. It’s what law professors call a “meeting of the minds”. However, sometimes the “meeting of
Deadlines to Accept a Settlement
The question today is: Did a Georgia trial court err in finding there wasn’t a valid contract in place because an auto accident victim impermissibly circumvented the time limits established
With Uninsured Motorist Coverage, TIMELY Notice is Criticial
Can a victim recover benefits from Progressive Insurance Company if he waits a year to put the carrier on notice? If he had a good Georgia personal injury lawyer, then
Taxi Accident Presents Insurance Coverage Questions for the Georgia Court of Appeals
We often get calls about insurance policies and whether coverage applies to the driver, passenger, or friend who borrowed car. The Georgia Court of Appeals recently held that the state’s
What Constitutes a Counteroffer by an Insurance Company in a Car-Motorcycle Accident Settlement?
We’ve negotiated cases with almost every insurance company out there. (We’ve also beaten many of them in court.) One common thing we see in every case is whether we should
Can a Defendant Offer Evidence of the Plaintiff’s Failure to Use Seat Belts in a Car Accident?
The Georgia General Assembly enacted § 40-8-76.1 in 1988—commonly known as Georgia’s seatbelt law— which requires each occupant of the front seat of a passenger vehicle to wear a seat
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