Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Am I Required to Stop After a Wreck? OCGA 40-6-273 and OCGA 40-6-274

When to Stop or Continue Driving After an Accident   Hi, and welcome back to our ongoing series on negligence per se and Georgia’s rules of the road! Over the past few weeks, we’ve been talking about various forms of hit-and-run. Today, we’re going to discuss situations where it’s necessary to stop after a crash, […]

Determining Liability After a Car Wreck in Georgia: Intoxicated Driving – OCGA 40-6-253 and OCGA 40-6-391

Drunk Driving in Georgia   It’s time to tackle the especially dangerous and tragedy-inducing traffic infraction that is intoxicated driving.  This article is not meant to help educate people who have been charged with drunk driving.  It is instead intended for families who were victims of a drunk driver’s poor decisions.  It will go through […]

Homicide by Vehicle in Georgia – How its Determined and What to Expect Under OCGA 40-6-393

Vehicular Homicide In Georgia   Last week, we talked about how this applies to OCGA 40-6-390, which covers reckless driving. Today we’ll be talking about another particularly painful legal subject: homicide by vehicle.  This article is not meant to help educate people who have been charged with vehicular homicide.  It is instead intended for families […]

$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 […]

Georgia Lawyer Responds to Officer Tatum Regarding Ahmaud Arbery Accusations

Matt Wetherington is a nationally recognized trial attorney that takes on causes, not cases. He is very purposeful in the cases he accepts and seeks out ways to make the world a better place through the civil justice system. His efforts have led to new laws, regulations, and massive changes for many industries.  He has […]

How the Corona Virus Affects Georgia Foreclosures & Bankruptcy

FREE LIVE QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION WITH GEORGIA ATTORNEYS on Frequently Asked Questions About Bankruptcy & Property Foreclosure in Georgia WHEN:  Thursday, April 2 at 5:00pm Eastern Time This event is moderated by Matt Wetherington.  Attorneys Richard Alembik, Michael Rethinger, and Will Geer will answer your questions about the bankruptcy and home foreclosure implications of […]

Legal Implication of COVID-19: How the Corona Virus Affects Georgia

FREE LIVE QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION WITH GEORGIA ATTORNEYS Attorneys Matt Wetherington, Austin Bersinger, and Sheri Oluyemi answered your questions about the legal implications of Covid-19 / Corona Virus in Georgia This even has ended.  You can re-watch the video here:      TOPICS COVERED: Frequently asked questions by Georgia business owners dealing with […]

The Myth of Full Compensation in Personal Injury Cases

Most People Never Recover a Fair Amount in Personal Injury Litigation by: Matt Wetherington   Here is a dirty secret of the legal industry: despite nearly every attorney in the country (including me) promising “full compensation,” it rarely happens.  The civil justice system exists to place injury victims in the same financial position he or […]

Model Legislation to Ban Vehicle Immobilization

Vehicle booting is a form of urban blight. If you are a legislator who is interested in stopping predatory booting in your community, we have compiled model language that has been adopted by other communities for you to use.  There are many other communities that have banned booting than are listed here.  The ordinances below […]