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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Recovering Damages Under Georgia’s Modified Comparative Negligence System

Many personal injury claims stem from accidents or other incidents where the injured party is also partially responsible.  Georgia uses a system called modified comparative negligence to factor the plaintiff’s fault into determining awards of damages. An injured person can recover monetary damages as long as he or she was no more than 49 percent […]

Can a Distraction on a Property Be the Basis for a Slip-and-Fall Claim?

Slip and falls happen every day in all kinds of locations, from restaurants to big box stores to parking lots. An entire area of law, called premises liability, has developed to address accidents resulting from various hazards on property. In Georgia, that area of law includes the distraction doctrine, which covers situations where the injured […]

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in […]

Georgia Woman Sues After Fast Food Drive-Thru Injury

Many people know why takeout coffee cups are imprinted with warnings about the “hot!” contents they may contain: In 1994, a New Mexico woman won a $2.9 million verdict after she spilled scalding McDonald’s coffee in her lap and sustained third-degree burns. Since then, fast food chains have taken preventative measures to inform customers about […]

Georgia Family Awarded $1.8 Million After Mother Dies in Nursing Home

A nursing home in Tucker, Georgia was ordered to pay $1.8 million to the estate of a woman who died a month after a nursing home aide accidently rolled her off a bed, causing her to fall and suffer a brain injury. Though the DeKalb County jury found that the nursing home was not responsible […]