Can a Child Bring a Wrongful Death Case in Georgia on Behalf of a Deceased Parent?
Can a Child Bring a Wrongful Death Action in Georgia on Behalf of a Deceased Parent? An ER physician and his medical practice (“Defendants”) appealed from a trial court’s order denying their motion for judgment on the pleadings in a wrongful death action. They contended that the trial court erred by concluding that the Plaintiff… read moreRead More
Shotgun Pleadings in Federal Court
Will a “Shotgun Pleading” Allege Sufficient Facts To Avoid Dismissal in a Semi Accident? A shotgun pleading is one that doesn’t have sufficient clarity to provide the other side with fair notice of the claims or defenses against them. As a result, a shotgun pleading violates the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. What is a… read moreRead More
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 moreRead More
Proposed Federal Law Looks at Speed Limiters for Heavy-Duty Trucks
Proposed Federal Law Looks at Speed Limiters for Heavy-Duty Trucks Speeding is one of the most common causes of big rig accidents in the country. Many motorists are injured or killed on Georgia roads every year because a truck driver is going too fast. Having a reputable Atlanta accident lawyer Atlanta residents trust can make… read moreRead More
Wrongful Death Claim versus Estate Claim in Georgia
When a lawsuit is filed for actions that led to the death of a victim, a major question arises: Who files the suit? In all other cases, the victim is responsible for filing the suit, but in the case of death, this responsibility must pass to someone else. In Georgia, there are two types of… read moreRead More