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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 […]

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 […]

Failure to Stay in Your Lane May Result in Civil Liability – OCGA 40-6-40, 40-6-46, 40-6-48

The Rules on Maintaining Your Lane in Georgia Welcome back to our blog series on negligence per se, and how the rules of the road can help determine liability after a car accident. Negligence per se is the idea that any action that breaks a rule intended to protect public safety is, by definition, negligent. […]

Accessing a Closed Road Can Result in Civil Liability – OCGA 40-6-26

Welcome back to our ongoing blog series on negligence per se, and how this fascinating legal concept applies to Georgia’s rules of the road. Normally, when determining whether one person is civilly liable for the harm they’ve caused to another person, we have to use the somewhat subjective “reasonable person” standard. In other words, did […]

The Meaning of Pedestrian Signals in Georgia – OCGA 40-6-22

Last week in our blog series on Georgia’s rules of the road and negligence per se, we discussed statutes 40-6-21 and 40-6-23, both of which deal with traffic signals and what they mean for drivers. We also mentioned what those motorist-oriented signals mean for pedestrians when there are no pedestrian signals available. This week, we’ll […]

Proving Negligence After a Car Wreck in Georgia: All Drivers Must Obey Traffic Lights

What Constitutes Running a Red Light? Last week in our blog series on Georgia road statutes and negligence per se, we discussed statute 4-6-26, regarding illegally accessing closed roads. This week we’ll be discussing another scenario where drivers push past traffic control devices and put others at risk: running a red light. Negligence per se […]

How Under-Insured Motorist Coverage Works in Georgia

What is Under-Insured Motorist Coverage? The following article is the last in a series of 9 articles that explain the different concepts involved in insurance policies as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents. This article focuses on discussing underinsured motorist coverage in automotive insurance policies. Underinsured Motorist Coverage In typical automobile accidents, the […]

How Uninsured Motorist Coverage Works in Georgia

What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage? The following article is the eighth in a series of 9 articles that explains the different concepts involved in insurance policies as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents. This article focuses on discussing uninsured motorist coverage in automotive insurance policies. Uninsured Motorist Coverage In typical automobile accidents, the […]

When You Can Sue a Car Insurance Company in Georgia

The following article is the seventh in a series of 9 articles that explain the different concepts involved in insurance policies as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents. This article discusses filing suit against an insurance company directly without including the insurance policy holder in the lawsuit.   Direct Actions Against Insurance Companies […]

What Kinds of Injuries Does Commercial Insurance Cover?

The Difference Between Personal and Commercial Car Insurance in Georgia The following article is the sixth in a series of 9 articles that explain the different concepts involved in insurance policies as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents.  This article focuses on explaining commercial general liability insurance policies. Commercial General Liability Insurance Commercial […]

What Happens When the Insurance Company WRONGLY Refuses To Pay?

How to Hold an Insurance Company Responsible for Trying to Take Advantage of You The following article is the fifth in a series of 9 articles that explain the different concepts involved in insurance policies as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents.  This article focuses on explaining the term “bad faith” as it […]

Understanding Why an Insurance Company Rejected Your Claim

Why Did the Insurance Company Reject My Claim? The following article is the fourth in a series of 9 articles that explain the different concepts involved in insurance policies as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents.  This article focuses on situations in which insurance companies may not provide coverage for specific types of […]

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