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Bankruptcy is a bad idea for personal injury plaintiffs

People who have suffered a serious personal injury, and families that have lost the breadwinner due to wrongful death, may be  tempted to file for protection of a Bankruptcy Court. However, we  warn clients that it is generally a very bad idea. Why is that?
Upon filing of a petition for bankruptcy, control of the personal … Continue Reading

ABCO Transportation’s record of unsafe driving violations culminates in deaths of two AutoTrader.com employees, injuries to four others

ABCO Transportation, Inc., a refrigerated freight haulder based in Dade City, Florida, has had for several years an unsatisfactory record of unsafe driving violations with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. When a trucking company has a record as bad as ABCO, often there are issues of management turning a blind eye to safety, in … Continue Reading

Ford Explorer rollover after tire failure kills two on I-20 in metro Atlanta

It’s an all too familiar story — tire failure, Ford Explorer rollover, two people die.
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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

$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

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

It’s been an interesting week for civil justice issues in the Georgia legislature

Much ado about little in the Georgia legislature.
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Tractor trailer strikes snow removal truck in NH, reminding me of GA case 25 years ago

NH truck-snow plow crash reminds me of similar incident in GA 25 years ago.
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Continuing Legal Education in Georgia

As a trucking accident trial attorney in Atlanta, I find myself speaking at continuing legal education seminars around the country pretty often. This year I’ve spoken on various aspects of trucking litigation at CLE programs in Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans, and have been asked to speak at upcoming seminars in California and Pennsylvania. … Continue Reading