Personal Injury

Pre-Suit Notification For Claims Against the State of Georgia

If anyone has a claim against the State of Georgia for personal injuries caused by a state employee’s negligence, notice must be given in writing, mailed by certified mail return receipt requested, to the Risk Management Division of the Department of Administrative Services. This is set forth in O.C.G.A. § […]

Construction Accidents And Third Party Claims

When an employee is injured on a job site, particularly on a construction job site, the injuries sustained can be serious. Heavy equipment is typically involved on large commercial construction projects and it is not unusual for construction workers on large construction projects to be exposed to a variety of […]

Wrongful Death Damages: A Divided Question

We have blogged before about some unique provisions of Georgia law. As an example, the measure of damages in a wrongful death case is measured from the standpoint of the decedent, not the decedent’s survivors. Another very unique provision of Georgia law is the division between a decedent’s damages and […]

Preserving Evidence In Dangerous Product Cases

Time and again here at our firm we see situations where clients may have been injured by defective products but due to the failure preserve crucial evidence, the claim oftentimes is irretrievably lost. An example might be an exploding tire where there is a tire blowout which causes a vehicle […]

Documenting Damages In A Serious Personal Injury Case

In a serious injury case, in order to achieve a just resolution for any client, it is obviously necessary that all damages caused by the incident be fully documented. In a typical automobile case where someone is seriously injured, as an example, there will typically be extensive medical bills and […]

Who Has The Right To Sue For A Wrongful Death Case In Georgia

What is referred to as “standing” to sue are the legal terms which pertains to the right to file a lawsuit in a particular case. Because Georgia law is unique, it is not always clear who has the right to sue (the “standing”) for a wrongful death caused by the […]

Medical Malpractice Myths

Medical malpractice has been a hot topic for many years and especially now that certain groups are calling for more restrictions on injured parties as part of health care reform. There has been much false and misleading information placed before the public. But, recently, the advocacy group Americans For Insurance […]

Should you Settle your Personal Injury Case?

The answer to this question is not an easy one to give. Some cases have clear liability such as a drunk driver running a stop sign. Others have clear evidence of injury such as broken bones. Some cases have contested liability and some injuries are disputed based on pre-existing similar […]

Truck Speed Accident Prevention

Our truck accident attorneys review cases every week in which large trucks, exceeding the posted speed limits or traveling too fast for conditions, have been responsible for serious injuries and deaths. We have previously blogged concerning the organization, Road Safe America, located here in Atlanta, Georgia, describing the excellent work […]

Van Accidents Continue To Kill and Injure

Van accidents continue to be a major cause of death and injury on the nation’s roadways. Our Atlanta injury lawyers are keenly aware of these dangers. Fifteen-passenger vans typically have seating positions for a driver and 14 passengers. They are widely used by community organizations to take members on short […]