Online Research of Potential Jurors: A Survey of Resources and Ethical Boundaries

Practice Tips From Matt Wetherington on Juror Research for Trials in Georgia  Note: This article was originally published in 2013.  Since then, a lot has changed.  But this article is still helpful as a basic primer on online research of jurors.  And the ethics rules have NOT changed as of 2021.   Online research of […]

Too Much or Too Little Air Pressure Can Cost you Money

Properly inflated tires can help maximize your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. With the cost of fuel continuously increasing, it’s essential that you do everything you can to increase your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Properly maintaining the pressure of your tires can have a significant impact on the fuel efficiency of your vehicle.

Personal Injury Lawyer Practice Tips: Guide to Online Marketing for Georgia Attorneys

How Search Engine Optimization and Law Firm Branding can Transform Your Practice   By:  Matt Wetherington & Darren Tobin 2021 NOTE:  This article was originally written in 2014.  Surprisingly, not much has changed with the core concepts and it remains solid advice for any lawyer getting started with their practice.  As proof, look at how […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Crossing Outside of Crosswalks O.C.G.A 40-6-92

JAYWALKING IS NOT ILLEGAL IN GEORGIA   Hello, and welcome back to our ongoing series on Georgia’s rules of the road, and how they can help establish civil liability through a concept called negligence per se.   Simply put, negligence per se is negligence born of rule-breaking. If someone doesn’t break any rules but somehow […]

Approaching and Entering Intersections and Roads under OCGA 40-6-70

Determining The Right-of Way in Georgia’s   Have you ever done the right-of way dance? Most of us have. It happens when we come to an intersection, especially an uncontrolled intersection, where not everyone is certain of the rules. You move forward, then brake because the other driver moved at the same time, and then […]

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 […]

Civil Liability and Sex Crimes in Georgia: Child Pornography – OCGA 16-12-100

Civil Consequences for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in Georgia   Hello, and welcome back to our new blog series on sex crimes in Georgia.  Last week, we talked about Georgia’s rape statute, OCGA 16-6-1, and how the concept of negligence per se can help rape survivors sue for damages in civil court. Today, let’s […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Fleeing or Impersonating a Police Officer – OCGA 40-6-395

Eluding or Impersonating a Police Officer   Welcome back to our ongoing discussion of Georgia’s rules of the road, and how they can be used to establish civil liability through a concept called negligence per se. If you’re just joining us, negligence per se is the idea that everyone always has a responsibility to follow […]