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Mobile Home Fire Wrongful Death Case

Notwithstanding the best efforts of firefighters across our nation, the risks posed by unexpected blazes remain. Given the obvious hazards posed by fires, smoke detectors have been an omnipresent fixture on ceilings across America. As a result, questions are likely to be raised when there is a death related to the absence of these commonplace instruments. […]

School System had Notice of Complaints Against Chattanooga Bus Driver

  In the wake of the tragic school bus accident that left six Chattanooga elementary school students dead, evidence has come to light that could be incredibly damaging for any defense in subsequent legal action brought on behalf of the deceased children.  It appears as though the school district had direct knowledge of the driver’s […]

Charter Bus and Tractor-Trailer Crash in North Georgia

Last week, a tragic accident on a busy north Georgia highway left one dead and over 40 people injured.  A charter bus with 48 passengers on board was traveling north on Georgia Highway 515 in Gilmer County when it collided with a large truck that was attempting to turn left across the northbound lanes.  This […]

Doctor Confession Highlights Issues with Medical Malpractice

  We get multiple calls every month from prospective clients inquiring about their medical malpractice case.  In the overwhelming majority of these instances, we have to tell the caller that there’s nothing we can do for them.  The sad reality is that even though medical errors are a leading cause of death in our country […]

Aurora Shooting Victims on the Hook for $700,000 in Attorneys’ Fees

  In most circumstances, plaintiffs and defendants in civil lawsuits in the United States are responsible for paying their own attorneys’ fees.  However, fairly recent developments as a part of the larger tort reform movement have changed that rule- in some instances, states have begun to institute a “loser pays” or “English rule” system where […]

Tragedy at the Amusement Park

  As it turns out, the heartbreaking story of the alligator attack on a child at Disney World was just the beginning.  This summer has seen a streak of terrifying incidents at our nation’s amusement parks involving serious injury or death.  Just yesterday afternoon, news broke of the fourth such major event in the last […]

Tesla and the Future of Autonomous Driving

The last several years have seen Tesla emerge as a true leader in automotive innovation. In the race to achieve a fully self-driving car, Tesla and its founder, Elon Musk, have made bold claims that this technology would be available in its cars far sooner than in similar models from its competitors and that this […]

Deadly Alligator Attack at Disney World

  The recent death of a young boy at the hands of an alligator on the property of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is nothing short of a tragedy.  I fully expect the grieving family to file a wrongful death suit against Disney for negligence in failing to adequately warn guests of its resort of the […]

Wrongful Death of “Star Trek” Actor Caused by Recalled Vehicle?

On Sunday, June 19, 2016, “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin died after his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway and pinned him between his mailbox and the security gate.  According to recent news reports, Anton Yelchin had exited his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and was standing behind it when it started to roll […]

Punitive Damages at Trial in Wrongful Death Cases

Punitive damages in Georgia are governed by statute- O.C.G.A. § 51-12-5.1.  Under the provisions of this law, punitive damages (i.e., damages designed to punish, penalize, or deter a defendant’s conduct) are to be awarded only in injury or death cases when the plaintiff can show by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted with […]