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Monthly Archives: June 2022


Compensatory Versus Punitive Damages

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

If you were one of the thousands of people who tuned in to the civil case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, you may be left with some questions about the jury’s damages award, specifically regarding the difference between the compensatory damages award and the punitive damages award. To help clear things up, we’ve… Read More »

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How Comparative Negligence Works In Georgia

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Many accident victims assume that if they were somehow at fault for their accident, they are unable to recover damages. This, however, is not always true, as Georgia courts apply a modified comparative negligence standard, under which some accident victims who contribute to their own injuries, can still recover compensation for a portion of… Read More »

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Does Violating Industry Standards Prove Negligence In A Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuit?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Construction accidents are often the result of a failure to follow well-established industry standards regarding safety. Now, under Georgia law the violation of private industry guidelines does not, in and of itself, establish negligence for purposes of a personal injury lawsuit. But such violations can be cited as evidence in support of an “ordinary… Read More »

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