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Sorting Out Corporate Liability For A Georgia Personal Injury Claim

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In determining who may be responsible for a personal injury claim, there is often the complicating factor of business entities. That is to say, if you are suing a business for negligence it may sometimes be difficult to discern who the actual corporate parent of the business is, or whether there are multiple legal… Read More »

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Is An Employer Responsible For An Accident Caused By An Employee On Their Lunch Break?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

The legal principle of “respondeat superior” generally holds that an employer is responsible for the negligent acts of an employee acting within the “scope of employment.” In simple terms, if an employee causes a car accident while performing their job, the employer can be held legally liable for any injuries sustained by the victims…. Read More »

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Georgia Court Of Appeals: Insurance Company May Be Liable For Legal Fees Incurred By Policyholder Forced To File Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage provides you with benefits in the event you are injured by a negligent driver who lacks sufficient insurance to fully compensate you for your losses. Of course, your insurance company may not always be eager to pay out your claim. For that reason, Georgia law states that if an insurer… Read More »

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How Do Georgia Courts Deal With “Ambiguous” Auto Insurance Policies?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

An insurance policy is a type of contract. Like any contract, its terms should be drafted clearly enough so that both sides–the insurer and the policyholder–can understand their respective duties and obligations. Of course, that is not always the case. Many insurance companies use terms that are vague and ambiguous. And since the insurer… Read More »

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Trucking Company Tries To Shift Blame To Injured Victim For GA-84 Accident

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Commercial tractor trailers can create a significant hazard when their drivers fail to follow basic traffic laws and common sense. Trucking accidents often leave the non-truck driver with serious, life-threatening injuries that often require substantial and expensive medical care. So when a truck driver’s negligence is the cause of an accident, both the driver… Read More »

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Are Members Of A “Joint Venture” Jointly Liable For A Car Accident?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

An employer is typically liable for torts caused by their employees acting within the scope of their employment. This is a basic principle of Georgia personal injury law. In plain terms, if a person driving a vehicle on behalf of Company A runs a red light and hits you in the intersection, then Company… Read More »

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