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Isn’t it ironic? Tort reform campaign fizzles in rash of higher verdicts in conservative counties.
As a personal injury attorney in Atlanta, I was initially one of those who feared the worst when the Georgia legislature passed it omnibus tort reform legislation, Senate Bill 3, in 2005. It was as if the political power structure had done everything it possibly could to kill victims of negligence — and the lawyers … Continue Reading
$18 million settlement in four-fatality Missouri truck wreck
As a Georgia trial attorney handling trucking accident cases, I see too many instances of truck driver fatigue and drug usage leading to tragedy. The pattern is exemplified in a Missouri case. It has resulted in an $18 million settlement for the deaths of four family members (ages 55, 57, 81 and 94) on the … Continue Reading
Tractor-Trailer Accident Results in $6.65 Million Jury Verdict
A Tennessee jury awarded $6.65 million in damages recently to the mother of a 17-year-old girl who died in a tractor-trailer accident. Lindsey Garretson was killed August 8, 2000 when a truck driven by Stuart Foy slammed into the back of her car on Interstate 40. Foy failed to slow the tractor-trailer, owned by KLLM … Continue Reading