Car Accidents

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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Can A Truck Accident Victim Sue for Lost Profits, Punitive Damages, and Bad Faith Attorney’s Fees?

We often are asked: “What am I able to win in my truck accident case?”  In a recent case, a truck driver and his trucking company asked a Georgia court to dismiss the case against them for the plaintiffs’ claims for lost profits, punitive damages, bad faith attorney’s fees, and negligence per se. The Details… read more

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Is a County Liable When a Tree Falls in the Road and Kills a Motorcyclist?

On the afternoon in November 2016, Clinton Giddens was riding his motorcycle on a road in Jones County when a pine tree located in the right-of-way fell and struck him. He died as a result of the accident. Ann Etheridge, Clinton’s mother, brought a wrongful death action against Jones County employees John Lowe and Donald… read more

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The Verdict Is In!

On Friday July 16, we tried a jury trial. Courthouses had been closed, and in many places still are, for over a year and a half. We represented as co-counsel a wonderful young mother who suffered injuries over 5 years ago. We spoke to a jury and shared our client’s story and the jury listened…. read more

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Is a Passenger Able to Recover Uninsured Motorist (UM) Benefits in One-Car Auto Accident?

Is a Passenger Able to Recover Uninsured Motorist (UM) Benefits in One-Car Auto Accident? In a personal injury action, a passenger, who was the driver’s daughter, was not entitled to recover uninsured motorist (UM) benefits from the insurer because the driver was the first named insured shown in the subject policy’s declarations. Plus, uncontroverted evidence… read more

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$1,000,000 Settles Claims for Wife of Elderly Man Struck and Killed in Crosswalk by HVAC Van

We had the honor of helping a widow who lost her husband when he was struck while walking in a crosswalk. We appreciate Greg Land and the Daily Report for writing about this case. Here’s a link to the article: https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2021/06/25/1m-settles-claims-for-wife-of-elderly-man-struck-and-killed-in-crosswalk-by-hvac-van/   

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Driving Safely Behind a Tractor

What’s a Safe Distance to Follow Behind a Semi? Did you know that the average stopping distance for a loaded tractor-trailer moving at 55 mph (in ideal conditions) is about 200 feet? Compare that with around 130 feet for a passenger vehicle. That 70-foot difference is significant and could be the difference between life and… read more

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