How to Identify a Defective Tire Case in Georgia and Key First Steps

10 Practice Tips For Products Liability Claims Involving Tires By: Matt Wetherington and Jeb Butler He is driving.  There need not be—and probably will not be—any remarkable details.  There are no drunk drivers, no excessive speeds, no adverse weather conditions, no unmarked curves, no fatigued truckers, and no unusual steering inputs.  Without warning, the vehicle […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Following Too Closely – OCGA 40-6-49

Georgia’s Rule on Following Too Closely Explained   The rules of the road can be an invaluable tool for determining liability after an accident. Under normal circumstances, in order to receive a settlement for an injury, a plaintiff must not only prove that the defendant caused the injury, but that they did so while behaving […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Acceptable Lanes for Trucks and Buses

Rule of the Road for Trucks and Buses in Georgia Hello, and welcome back to our ongoing blog series on Georgia traffic statutes and negligence per se! If you’re just joining us, negligence per se is the legal concept that any action that breaks a rule intended to protect the public safety is inherently negligent. […]

Georgia Police Officers Who Give Chase in a Reckless Manner May Be Responsible for Injuries Under OCGA 40-6-6

Proving Negligence in Police Chase Cases In this series of articles on vehicular accidents and negligence per se, we’ve been talking about how the rules of the road can take the guesswork out of determining negligence after a car wreck. Normally, the negligence of an action is measured by whether a reasonable person would expect […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Passing Vehicles Proceeding in Opposite Directions Under OCGA 40-6-41

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: O.C.G.A 40-6-41   Last week, in our ongoing blog series on civil liability after traffic accidents, we went over statutes 40-6-40, 40-6-45, and 40-6-48, which deal with when it is and isn’t acceptable to leave your lane or your side of the road. Today, we’ll continue with […]

$2.8 Million Excess Verdict for Broken Ankle in Atlanta

Excess Verdict Against State Farm Note: This article originally appeared on law.com.  Following a day-and-a-half trial, a Fulton County Georgia jury delivered a post-apportionment award of $2.8 million, but deemed the plaintiff 25 percent liable for his injuries.  A Jane Doe defendant was cleared of liability.  The plaintiff was injured when the SUV in which […]

O.C.G.A. 40-6-397 – Aggressive Driving

Proving Negligence After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Aggressive Driving Is Negligent Driving   The term “aggressive driving” gets thrown around a lot, but few people are aware of its legal definition, or even that it has one. Being decisive and moderately assertive on the road can be necessary for getting around safely and effectively, […]

Motorcycles Safety Tips

Sharing the Roadways with Motorcycles Safety Tips The freedom of the open road with the wind in your face. The ability to accelerate and maneuver quickly.  The complete disregard for your safety by vehicles.  Riding a motorcycle definitely has its ups and downs.  And with less protection for the rider, riding a motorcycle can be […]