Monthly Archives: September 2009

Georgia Supreme Court holds that defendant’s delay in resolving traffic charges extends plaintiff’s time to file suit

As an Atlanta trial attorney representing people seriously injured in traffic crashes, I seldom advise procrastination in filing suit as cases seldom improve with age. However, there are exceptions.
Yesterday, the Georgia Supreme Court held that the two years statute of limitation for personal injury is ("tolled") until the traffic court case against the person at fault is … Continue Reading

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$5,830,000 verdict in Atlanta against drunk driver who killed young mom

As a trial attorney handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in Atlanta, I continue to see how jurors are able to separate the wheat from the chaff and do substantial justice in serious cases.  Frivolous and trivial cases, by contrast, don’t carry much weight with jurors.
This week in the State Court of Fulton County, a … Continue Reading

$25 million verdict for paraplegic in Chicago

As a trucking safety trial attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, I’ve worked with quite a number of spinal cord injury survivors, and have had some good results. But not as good as the verdict a Chicago jury awarded last week.
In the Cook County case of Chraca v. Miles, an Illinois DOT vehicle collided with another vehicle … Continue Reading

Video of Supreme Court arguments on Georgia medical malpractice caps

A few days ago the Georgia Supreme Court heard oral arguments on constitutionality of the $350,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. Both trial attorneys and members of the medical profession are waiting with bated breath for the court’s ruling.
Watch the video of the oral argument and tell me how you think the … Continue Reading

Some legal dangers of online activity

As an Atlanta attorney focused on serious personal injury cases, and as an early adopter of internet technology, I have been fascinated by the growing interaction between law, technology and new media.
Robert Ambrogi at IMS Expert Services blog has posted 10 examples of bad things that can happen in court as a result of imprudent … Continue Reading

Stem cell treatment to regenerate damaged intervertebal discs?

As an injury lawyer in Atlanta, I have dealt with probably thousands of cases of back injuries involving ruptured or bulging intervertebral discs pressing on nerves and causing pain in the back as well as pain, numbness and tingling radiating down arms and legs. This is probably the single most common injury we see resulting … Continue Reading

Tire defect causes crash, kills 6, paralyzes 1, jury awards $12 million

My personal injury litigation law practice in Atlanta has included a number of serious defective product cases. Among them have been tire defect cases.
Last week, a Texas jury returned a verdict of nearly $12 million against a tire maker after determining that a defective tire caused a wreck that killed six people and left a … Continue Reading

Georgia medical malpractice damages cap constitutionality argued in Supreme Court

The tort reform legislation that passed the Georgia legislature in 2005 involved an unfortunate clash between the medical and legal professions. Then just a rank and file attorney handling catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases in metro Atlanta, and a back row member of the State Bar Board of Governors, I had no … Continue Reading