Car Accidents

PTSD After an Accident: What to Expect and How to Cope

When it comes to dealing with injury after an accident, there are two types of injuries to deal with.  Seen and unseen.  It is easy for doctors to look at a patient, see obvious injury and treat those injuries accordingly.  Treating the injuries that are not seen are not always straight forward and easy to… read more

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What Does the Term “Accident” Mean in an Auto Insurance Policy?

What Does the Term “Accident” Mean in an Auto Insurance Policy? A good truck accident lawyer Atlanta residents turn to for advice should have answers to your questions. In an appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals just announced a per curiam decision where… read more

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Georgia’s “Family Purpose” Doctrine

Georgia’s “Family Purpose” Doctrine Car accidents happen every single day, all day. In Georgia, it is possible to be held responsible for an accident in which you are not directly involved under what Georgia calls the “Family Purpose” rule. The “Family Purpose” doctrine allows the owner of a vehicle to be held liable for damages… read more

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Can an Insurance Company Be Liable for Negligence under the Good Samaritan Doctrine in a Truck Accident?

In October 2008, James Maier was driving north on I-95 near Savannah when car problems forced him to pull off to the side of the road. He was standing in the emergency lane next to his car when a semi hit and killed him. The truck was driven by Faustino Jimenez, an employee of a… read more

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Country Singer Miranda Lambert Unhurt in Hit-and-Run Accident in Georgia Involving Truck

Country star Miranda Lambert and her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, were involved in a hit-and-run accident in Atlanta on February 6th as they headed back to Nashville. The 37-year-old country star explained that the couple was on I-20 W when a small sedan driving erratically tried to squeeze between her car and a tractor-trailer. Lambert said… read more

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Georgia Traffic Fatalities Increased in 2020

Despite the pandemic, school closures, and more people working from home, traffic fatalities increased in 2020 compared to 2019. At the height of pandemic closures, traffic on Georgia roadways decreased by approximately 40-50%. The problem is nationwide as all fifty states and the District of Columbia saw traffic-related deaths increase in 2020. For the past… read more

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Marietta Teacher Killed in Truck-Motorcycle Collision

The school and community surrounding Marietta in Cobb County are mourning the loss of a beloved teacher and football coach at Osborne High. The Georgia State Patrol says that 29-year-old Teco Browning was riding his motorcycle on Georgia Highway 92 in Douglasville on January 20th when a work truck turned left into his path causing… read more

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Experts Predict More Trucks on the Road in 2021

The trucking industry expects to rebound in 2021, including a strong year for freight and equipment sales. That means more trucks on the roads. More trucks on the road means more motor vehicle accidents.  If you are involved in a Georgia truck accident, a Georgia truck accident lawyer is who you should be calling. Truck… read more

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Georgia Insurance Company Fails to Pay $25k So Ends Up Paying $7.5M

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 more

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Welcome to 2021! We Still Have COVID-19 and We Still Have Traffic!

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 more

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