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The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

The day a teenager rolls out of the driveway in a vehicle without their parent for the first time is always filled with emotions. For a teen, they will be undoubtedly excited. Their parents, however, will likely not share this enthusiasm. Parents worry about their kids, and rightly so. Teenagers do not have much driving experience, and the unfortunate reality is that teens and young adults are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors. Here, we want to discuss what is commonly dubbed the “100 Deadliest Days” for teenage drivers. This is the time frame, above any other time… read more

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How Can Tire Failure Cause Car Accidents?

Tires are arguably one of the most important parts of a vehicle. These are the devices that come into direct contact with the ground and are responsible for ensuring the vehicle remains stable at all times. When a single tire fails, it can lead to a significant accident that causes major injuries. Here, we want to discuss how tire failure can cause vehicle accidents in Georgia. Types of Tire Defects That Can Cause Accidents There are a variety of ways that tire defects can lead to accidents. Some of the main types of tire defects that can lead to crashes… read more

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James E Butler Courtroom Dedication Ceremony at University of Georgia School of Law held on 11/11/2016

The UGA School of Law recently dedicated the James E. Butler Courtroom in the school’s Rusk Hall, honoring three generations of the Butler family: James E. Butler, 1977 alumnus James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. and 2008 alumnus James E. “Jeb” Butler III. Jim Butler has had a large impact on the legal profession both inside and outside the courtroom. Jim Butler also has been a generous donor to the law school, establishing the James E. Butler Scholarship. “Jim Butler’s investment in the School of Law is an investment in the people whom it produces and the values they will reflect… read more

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Can a Child Bring a Wrongful Death Case in Georgia on Behalf of a Deceased Parent?

A child losing a parent due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity is a tragedy. When a wrongful death occurs in Georgia, individuals are often able to file lawsuits to recover compensation for the losses. In this state, the spouse of the deceased is the first person who has the right to bring a wrongful death claim. However, if there is no surviving spouse, the surviving children of a deceased individual can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Here, we want to examine the specific language of Georgia’s wrongful death law and discuss the types of… read more

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Can Dash Cam Footage be Used in Court?

In the aftermath of a vehicle accident, gathering enough evidence to determine liability can be challenging. In many cases, insurance carriers and juries have to rely on the police report and maybe some photographs from the scene. However, drivers often put dash cams inside of their vehicles, and this can provide valuable video evidence of what happened right before a crash occurs. Here, we want to discuss whether or not dash cam footage can be used in court should a personal injury or property damage lawsuit arise due to a vehicle accident. Are Dash Cams Even Legal in Georgia? Dash… read more

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Injuries Caused by Defective Seatbelts

Individuals need to be able to count on their seatbelts to work in the event an accident occurs. Seatbelts, while they may not be able to prevent all injuries, are often able to prevent catastrophic injuries and even fatalities. However, when a seatbelt is defective, this can lead to serious consequences. Seatbelts are Essential Safety Devices When we examine information available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we can see that out of the nearly 24,000 individuals who lost their lives in vehicle accidents in 2020, more than half of them or not wearing seatbelts. This was a… read more

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What Are the Degrees of Burns?

Individuals who sustain burn injuries often have to undergo extensive medical treatment in order to make a recovery. In many cases, these injuries are caused by the careless or negligent actions of others. Here, we want to more closely examine the various levels of severity of burn injuries. These levels of severity are classified by “degrees.” What are the Burn Degree Classifications? When we examine information available from WebMD and the University of Rochester Medical Center, we can see that burns are now classified from first degree to fourth degree. In the past, there were only really three degrees of… read more

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Types Of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries occur in a wide variety of ways, and it is not uncommon for these injuries to be caused by the careless or negligent actions of other individuals or entities. There are various types of burn injuries that a person can sustain. Here, we want to review the common causes and types of burn injuries that occur in the state of Georgia. Types of Burn Injuries Georgia Residents Could Sustain When we examine information available from WebMD, we can see that individuals can sustain a wide range of types of burn injuries. These injuries can occur as a result… read more

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Who is Liable in a Boating Accident?

Boating accidents often result in significant injuries for those on board. Throughout the state of Georgia, there are various areas where individuals can enjoy boating activities. This includes on the shores of our oceans as well as in the many lakes and rivers throughout the state. Here, we want to discuss who could be held liable if you sustain an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of a boat owner or operator. Boating is a Favorite Georgia Activity, But Injuries Can Occur Voting is an incredibly popular activity in Georgia, particularly in the spring, summer, and fall seasons…. read more

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Can I File a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Georgia If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

In the state of Georgia, all motorcyclists are required to wear a helmet. This includes motorcycle drivers and passengers. Helmets ensure safety. They prevent serious head and brain injuries from occurring, and they are often the only thing that keeps a motorcyclist alive when a crash occurs. However, if a motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet when a crash occurs, can this affect how much compensation they receive if another driver caused the accident? Wearing a Helmet is Required in Georgia It is crucial to point out that all motorcyclists in the state of Georgia are required to wear DOT-approved… read more

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