Monthly Archives: December 2013

Our Top 11 Blog Posts of 2013

2013 has been a great year for me. Since concluding service as immediate past president of the State Bar of Georgia in June, I have changed everything except my wife, children and home.
With an energetic new office, a great new staff, my advocacy batteries recharged through Trial Lawyers College, and now training for future adventures … Continue Reading

Tire failure blamed for fatal crash in Henry County

Police have reported that a recent fatal crash on I-75 in Henry County may have caused by tire failure.    The crash happened before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on I-75 southbound just south of Jodeco Road.
According to media reports, investigators believe tire failure may have caused a Ford F-150 to overturn, ejecting both the driver and a … Continue Reading

$281 million verdict when drive shaft flies off truck, kills driver of following vehicle

In our Atlanta personal injury and wrongful death law practice, which includes many accidents involving large commercial trucks, we sometimes encounter instances of parts flying off trucks and striking other vehicles. Fortunately, it is rare for cases like one in Texas that occurred in 2012. In that case, a South Texas jury returned a verdict … Continue Reading

$80 million verdict for cement truck crash death in New Mexico

Cement mixer trucks have unique handling characteristics and are subject to much of the body of motor carrier safety regulations. But many of the cement companies have slack training and safety procedures.
In my Atlanta-based personal injury and wrongful death practice, which includes a large number of accidents involving large trucks, a while back I handled … Continue Reading

Car Seat Law Changes in 2014: Are you prepared?

As families prepare to travel during the holidays, make sure your kids are safely buckled up for the trip you and and that you understand the new child car seat standards that will change in the New Year.
Starting in 2014, the new recommendation states that the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system should … Continue Reading

Vehicle “Black Box” Data in Motor Vehicle Collision Cases

Vehicle “Black Box” Data in Motor Vehicle Collision Cases
Our work in automobile accident lawsuits has been made more complex, and to some extent more subject to accurate proof, by the proliferation of “black boxes” recording computer data of some sort in virtually every late model vehicle on the road.
Most people have heard that after plane … Continue Reading

Henry County is no longer where lawsuits go to die

Henry County has always been a great hometown for folks who grew up there or who adopted it as it has become a growing suburb. I’ve felt it every time I have had a case there in the past 30 years and every time I went to one of my kids’ athletic events there.  It … Continue Reading

Prison Sentence for “Boating Under the Influence” Fatality on Lake Lanier

In the summer of 2012, a rash of fatal “boating under the influence” incidents plagued the Atlanta area lakes. This led the Georgia General Assembly to pass legislation to lower the blood alcohol limit for boat operators to 0.08%. This legislation makes the legal blood alcohol limit in operating a vehicle the same whether on … Continue Reading

Car Seat Law Changes in 2014

As families prepare to travel during the holidays, make sure your kids are safely buckled up for the trip you and and that you understand the new child car seat standards that will change in the new year.
Starting in 2014, the new recommendation states that the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system should … Continue Reading

How to get another driver’s cell phone records

Driver distraction related to use of cell phones and other mobile devices has become an issue in many if not most motor vehicle collision cases today. Lawyers handling wreck cases may want to get cell records on both the other driver and their own client.
Here is a short guide to obtaining cell phone billing records. … Continue Reading