Drunk Driving Liability

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$25 million settlement for NJ girl paralyzed by drunk football fan

As a personal injury trial lawyer in Georgia, I have often told clients that they do not want what goes with the kind of case that makes headlines. It is better to have good health than a multi-million dollar injury case.
A recent New Jersey case is a good illustration of that.
In 1999, an Aramark concession employee … Continue Reading

North Georgia woman killed by DUI

On 1/11/08, a Lavonia, Georgia woman was killed on Highway 17 in Hart County when another vehicle crossed the center line and hit her head on. Georgia State Patrol reported that a 51-year-old Lavonia man faces charges including vehicular homicide and DUI drugs. This report was from Ashley Cox at AccessNorthGa.com.

Bifurcate or trifurcate trial with evidence of prior or subsequent DUI’s?

In trial of a civil case against a drunk driver, Georgia law may be interpreted to support either bifurcation (2 phases, with prior DUI evidence in the same phase with determination of liability), or trifurcation (3 phases) of trial.
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Georgia highway markers memorialize DUI victims

Georgia DOT slowly begins to erect markers to memorialize victims of drunk drivers.
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Punitive damages against drunk drivers

Give jurors opportunity to punish drunk drivers.
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Jackson County woman indicted for vehicular homicide & DUI

Jefferson, GA, 12/2/05
According to a news report from Athens, a Jackson County woman was under the influence of a combination of drugs, including Oxycodone and Diazepam, at the time of a fatal April 1 wreck on U.S. Highway 441 just south of Commerce, according to a newly released indictment. Cindy Edwards Jackson, 37, was indicted … Continue Reading