The issue of constructive knowledge was at the core of a lawsuit heard by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. “Actual notice’ is defined as notice expressly and actually given.
No Duty If the Danger is Open and Obvious
What is Georgia’s “Open and Obvious Danger” Rule? A plaintiff filed a lawsuit after an incident while he was injured while changing the tire of his family’s 2006 Dodge Caravan.
How to Recover Attorney Fees in a Personal Injury Lawsuit Under OCGA Section 13-6-11
A Georgia court was asked to rule on litigation expenses in a personal injury action. The expenses of litigation typically aren’t allowed as part of the damages awarded to a
Can a Non-Party Join an Already Filed Case
Can you join in a lawsuit that is already under way? Not long ago, we discussed an earlier facet of this case, where a Georgia federal district court held that
Does a Truck Driver Have a Duty to a Person Who Jumps on His Trailer?
A federal court in Georgia examined whether the non-party truck driver had a duty to a plaintiff who ran after a semi and jumped onto the truck’s ICC bar. What
Georgia Supreme Court Clarifies Georgia’s Apportionment Statute
The Georgia Supreme Court handed down an opinion on Tuesday interpreting the state’s apportionment statute, OCGA § 51-12-33, holding that the plain language of the statute provides that damages assessed
How Does a Georgia Accident Victim Show a Truck Company’s Negligent Hiring, Qualifying, Retaining, Supervising, and Entrusting of a Truck Driver
A number of actions arose from a motor vehicle accident that happened on Interstate 95 in November 2017. That evening, Jennifer Correll (Mrs. Correll) was driving a 2006 Dodge Ram
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
Georgia Wrongful Death Case Dismissed Against Truck Company Because Deadline Expired
What follows in this article demonstrates why having a knowledgeable Atlanta truck accident lawyer on your side can really make the difference between winning and losing. Debra Baldwin appealed the
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