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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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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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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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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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What Is A “Duty Of Care” In A Personal Injury Case?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Personal injury lawsuits must always be based on some violation of a “duty of care” owed by the defendant to the plaintiff. For example, anyone who operates a car or truck has a legal duty to drive in a reasonably safe manner and follow the traffic laws. So if a driver runs a red… Read More »

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How A Victim’s “Assumption Of Risk” Can Affect A Personal Injury Claim

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In some personal injury cases, the defendant may assert what is known as an assumption of risk defense. This is basically just what it sounds like: The defendant cannot be held legally liable for a risk that the plaintiff or victim assumed voluntarily. Under Georgia law, an assumption of risk defense requires the defendant… Read More »

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