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.
Car Insurance is 100% Paying that Jury Verdict; NOT the Defendant
SECRET TRUTH #1 REVEALED: jury verdicts get paid by the car insurance company that is paying the defense lawyer. SECRET TRUTH #2 REVEALED: the defendant in the court does NOT
Did a Settlement Agreement Absolve an Insurer from Liability?
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently decided the appeal of a contract dispute involving an insurer’s obligation to make payments under a structured settlement agreement. After a traffic accident in
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
Did a Pool Company have a Duty to Warn a Child at a Pool They Installed?
The Court of Appeals recently ruled that a trial court erred in denying summary judgment to a pool company as testimony that the child would have been noticed in the
Worker Not Covered By Employer’s Insurance in Accident While Using Her Own Vehicle
A plaintiff recently sued her employer’s underinsured motorist (“UM”) carrier for damages related to injuries she sustained when she was struck by a car while removing a traffic cone used
Can a Plaintiff Recover UIM Insurance If He Doesn’t Exhaust the Limits on a Trucking Company’s Insurance Policy?
Personal injury law and insurance law are effectively synonymous with one another. Issues of which insurance company pays at which time often come up in the context of accidents. The
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
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