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What Happens At A Deposition?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Accident victims who are pursuing personal injury cases in an effort to recover compensation may be required to attend a deposition, alongside defendants and witnesses. Fortunately, accident-related depositions usually follow a specific pattern, so even claimants who have never been involved in civil litigation before can get a good idea of what to expect… Read More »

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Getting Reimbursed For Lost Income After A Car Accident

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Car accidents can leave victims struggling with crash-related pain and physical limitations for years to come. Injured parties may be unable to work, making it difficult, if not impossible to earn the income that they need to pay household expenses, besides the costs of obtaining medical treatment. Fortunately, it is possible for accident victims… Read More »

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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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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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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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