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What Happens When A Defendant Fails To Preserve Evidence In A Georgia Personal Injury Case?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In most personal injury cases, Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations. This means that if you are injured in, say, a slip and fall accident, you have two years from the date of that accident to file a lawsuit against the property owner. But that does not mean you should wait the full… Read More »

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How Does The Georgia Statute Of Limitations Apply To Minors And Estates?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

There is always a time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia. This is known as the statute of limitations. For personal injury cases, such as a lawsuit arising from a car accident, the limitations period is generally two years from the date of the accident. If someone is killed in a… Read More »

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Will My Personal Injury Case Be Decided In State Or Federal Court?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

A lawsuit may be heard in either state or federal court. There are specific rules governing which cases are heard where. For example, personal injury cases typically fall under state law and are therefore normally heard in state court. But a federal court can hear a state-law personal injury case under certain conditions as… Read More »

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How Failing To Purchase “Umbrella” UM/UIM Coverage May Prove Costly For Your Estate

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

An auto accident can cause serious injury or death in less than a second. The negligent driver who causes such accidents may not be insured, or may not carry sufficient coverage to fully compensate the victims for their losses. That is where uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage often comes into play. This is optional coverage… Read More »

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Where Is My Georgia Personal Injury Case Tried?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

If you have never interacted with the Georgia court system before, the prospect of filing a personal injury lawsuit may seem confusing and overwhelming. Where do you actually file your case? Will a judge or jury decide my claim? Can I appeal if I lose? Most personal injury lawsuits are heard in a state… Read More »

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Shiver Hamilton Campbell Recently Resolved A Tractor Trailer Crash Case For $2,000,000

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

We were recently referred a tractor trailer case arising out of a South Georgia from a local firm. Our client had the right of way when a tractor-trailer driver suddenly turned left.  Witnesses claimed our client was speeding.  Our attorneys and reconstruction experts were able to demonstrate that the tractor trailer driver could have… Read More »

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When Is Expert Testimony Inadmissible in a Personal Injury Case?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Many personal injury cases benefit from the use of expert testimony. An expert witness can help explain a complex technical issue to a jury. But an unqualified expert can also confuse or mislead a jury. For this reason, federal and state courts employ specific procedures to determine whether an expert is sufficiently qualified to… Read More »

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Snapchat Faces Personal Injury Lawsuit Over “Speed Filter”

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents in Georgia. And in recent years, it seems as if the problem has gotten much worse. Easy access to smartphones–and their accompanying distractions–often divert a driver’s attention from the road. Even turning away for a split second to look at a screen or interact with… Read More »

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