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Serious physical injuries can leave scars that are not immediately visible. While we are rather conservative about being too quick to label emotional reactions to ordinary types of injuries as psychiatric conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), it is important to recognize it when psychological injuries are real. That requires that injury lawyers have … Continue Reading
Injuries to children are going to happen. In fact, according to the CDC, injury treatment is the leading cause of medical spending for children equaling about $11.5 billion in the United States. A serious injury to a minor child touches the heart more than a comparable injury to an adult. Because young children lack the … Continue Reading
Cruise ships are like floating cities with thousands of passengers on board. Usually a lot more fun than the typical workaday city, but probably no less likely to involve accidents and injuries.
Cruise ship lines cannot guarantee that no one will get hurt aboard, but they do have a responsibility to prevent dangerous conditions on board … Continue Reading
My law practice is focused on personal injury, wrongful death and commercial trucking law practice. As president of the State Bar of Georgia, I have many occasions to speak to groups, both in and out of my practice area. The following is excerpted from my presentation — “Trial Preparation: 30 tips in 30 … Continue Reading
As president of the State Bar of Georgia, I often have occasion to speak at events that extend beyond my own personal injury, wrongful death and commercial trucking law practice. The following is excerpted from my presentation — “Trial Preparation: 30 tips in 30 Minutes” – at the Georgia Law of … Continue Reading
This month all Georgia lawyers have a new resource for online legal research as a benefit of membership in the State Bar of Georgia. The Member Benefits Committee compared Fastcase to the online research site that was previously provided to Georgia Bar members, and found Fastcase better in several significant aspects. Here are links to … Continue Reading
The proposed tax on legal services in Georgia would have unintended adverse consequences on the justice system and the delivery of legal services.
Fri., 3/9/07, Calhoun, GA.
In a scene reminiscent of the 1982 Paul Newman movie, "The Verdict," the jury after three hours of deliberation Thursday afternoon sent a note to the judge asking if they were limited by the amount the plaintiff asked for. In closing argument I had asked for a verdict of approximately … Continue Reading
I have been writing to everyone I know this week to urge them to vote to reelect Justice Carol Hunstein to the Supreme Court of Georgia. The future of an independent judiciary in Georgia is at stake. We cannot afford to stand by and allow the financial assassination of our judiciary by big … Continue Reading
Last month there was a news story about the New Jersey Committee on Attorney Advertising, a panel appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruling that attorney advertisements that tout listings such as the "Super Lawyers" listings violate professional responsibility rules against ads that compare lawyers’ services or create an "unjustified expectation about results." … Continue Reading