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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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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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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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Can I Recover Damages If I Only Suffered Emotional Trauma In A Car Accident?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

A car accident is often a traumatizing event for those involved. This is especially true when the victims are children. Yet emotional trauma, in and of itself, is often not subject to compensation under Georgia’s personal injury laws. Georgia courts have long followed what is known as the impact rule. The impact rule states… Read More »

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How Federal Law Can Affect Your State-Law Personal Injury Claim

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Commercial trucking accidents are often catastrophic for the other vehicles on the road. They also present a host of complex legal issues. Unlike passenger cars, commercial tractor-trailers are regulated–and in many cases protected–by federal law. This means that even if a victim has a viable personal injury claim under state law, the case may… Read More »

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Georgia Supreme Court Limits Insurance Coverage For Fatal Accident Caused By Police Chase

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

One of the most common sources of car accident litigation is an insurance dispute. That is to say, even if the other driver was clearly responsible for causing an accident, their insurance company may still contest the extent of their liability under the applicable policy. And insurance contracts are, by design, complex legal documents… Read More »

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What Is Distracted Driving: You Might Be Surprised!

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In the age of mobile technology, we are all trying our best to stay connected at all hours of the day. When traffic causes the commute to work to last an hour (or more!), what else is there to do but use the time to put on your makeup, eat your breakfast, check your… Read More »

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Dash Cam Footage in a Collision

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

It has long been common for commercial drivers and common carriers to use dashboard-mounted cameras (or “dash cams”) to document evidence in potential accidents, record interactions with passengers, deter insurance fraud, and collect evidence in the event of a vehicle break-in.  But as individual use of dash cams is on the rise, questions arise… Read More »

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Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance & Car Accidents

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Why It Is Important To Put Your Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Carrier On Notice Of Your Accident When you are involved in a car wreck, one of the first things you should do is get the at-fault driver’s (also known as the tortfeasor) insurance information. However, in many instances the at-fault driver may not have enough… Read More »

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