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Georgia’s Rules for Stop Signs and Yield Signs: OCGA 40-6-72.

Understanding Stop Signs and Yield Signs as a Driver in Georgia   Welcome back to our ongoing discussion of Georgia’s rules of the road, and how they can be used to establish liability after a car accident. The rules of the road are a vital resource for proving liability, because of a concept called negligence […]

Civil Liability and Sex Crimes in Georgia: Child Molestation OCGA 16-6-4

Child Molestation Civil Lawsuits in Georgia Hello, and welcome back to our ongoing blog series on sex crimes and civil liability.  The statutes forbidding sex crimes are intended to protect people from physical and emotional pain, so violations of these statutes can create criminal AND civil liability. Last week, we talked about how this applies […]

In Georgia, Tampering With a Traffic Control Device Can Result in Civil Liability if it Causes a Car Wreck

Unlawful Tampering With a Traffic Control Device in Georgia   When one person’s actions cause harm to another person, proving that those actions qualify as negligent is an essential step in securing a settlement to cover the damages. In this blog series on civil liability in traffic accidents, we’ve been discussing how individual traffic laws […]

When Replacing Only Two Tires, Should the New Tires Be Placed on the Front or Back?

When Buying Two Tires Instead of Four, Place the Two New Tires on the Rear By: Matt Wetherington   In an ideal world, motorists who need new tires would always buy a complete set of four at the same time.  However, for various reasons, many consumers purchase two new tires instead of four.  If you […]

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 […]

Closing Argument Considerations for Personal Injury Claims in Georgia

Helpful Tips From Matt Wetherington on Closing Argument   In the 1986 science fiction novel Speaker for the Dead, author Orson Scott Card writes about the fictional profession of being a Speaker.  A Speaker researches the complete life of a deceased person to enable the Speaker to tell the person’s story, with all the small […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Acceptable Lanes for Trucks and Buses – OCGA 40-6-52 and OCGA 40-6-53

The Rules of the Road for Trucks and Buses   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. […]

Civil Liability and Sex Crimes in Georgia: Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes OCGA 16-6-5

Georgia Law Explained: Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes Welcome back to our discussion of sex crimes under Georgia law, and how the concept of negligence per se can help survivors win compensation in civil court. This week, we’ll talk about the OCGA 16-6-5, which forbids enticing a child for indecent purposes.   What Does […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: One-Way Roadways and Traffic Circles

Navigating Car Accidents in One-Way Roadways and Traffic Circles   Thanks for joining us for another installment of our ongoing blog series on Georgia’s rules of the road, and how they can help determine liability after an accident! To recap, any time a person causes harm to another person while breaking a rule intended to […]

PROTECTIVE ORDERS: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Practice Tips:  Best Practices for Protective Orders in Georgia Courts By Matt Wetherington & Ben Levy   Secrecy is a tactic used by corporations to deprive individuals of the ability to make informed decisions and participate in public discourse about their safety, health, and financial interests.  The primary secrecy tools used by corporations are protective […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Divided Highways, Emergency Lanes, and Transit Buses – OCGA 40-6-50

Driving on Divided Highways- Georgia Traffic Laws Ready to learn about another Georgia traffic statute? You’re in luck! Over the last few months, we’ve been talking about the rules of the road and how they can be used to determine civil liability after a car accident. Traffic statutes can be used this way because of […]

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