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Fatal Crash Rate on Georgia Roads in 2023

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

While some traffic trends have reversed in recent years, others have continued to worsen. For instance, in 2023, there were fewer fatal highway traffic accidents in Georgia than in the prior two years. Unfortunately, pedestrian fatalities have not taken a similar dip, but continue to grow worse, a trend that has largely been attributed… Read More »

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The Emotional and Financial Tolls of Wrongful Death

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Losing a loved one unexpectedly is a devastating experience whenever it happens and whatever the cause. However, the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s avoidable negligence can be particularly frustrating, leaving families overwhelmed with grief and financial uncertainty. Negligent and reckless individuals who cause these kinds of wrongful deaths can and… Read More »

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Fatal Wrong-Way Accidents are Common in Georgia

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Wrong-way crashes occur a lot more than most people realize. For instance, one study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed that there are more than 500 fatal wrong-way crashes on U.S. roads every year. Of the states with the highest rate of these kinds of crashes, Georgia ranked fifth. Factors Related… Read More »

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Insurer Can’t Dodge Fire Death Coverage, Ga. Court Told

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

By Riley Murdock ·  Listen to article Law360 (November 3, 2023) The estate of a man killed in an apartment fire told a Georgia federal court not to grant the complex’s insurer an early win in trying to avoid covering an underlying wrongful death suit, arguing two claimed exclusions are inapplicable or render the policy ambiguous.Estate administrator… Read More »

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Tractor-Trailer Hits Stalled Kia On I-85 Gwinnett

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

On a Thursday morning, traffic on Interstate 85 (I-85) in Gwinnett County, Georgia was disrupted for nearly four hours due to a fatal accident involving a car and a tractor-trailer. The Georgia State Patrol stated that the tractor-trailer was heading north close to Buford Drive around 6:30 am when it collided with a Kia… Read More »

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Fatal wreck reported Wednesday afternoon in Bartow

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

A fatal two-vehicle collision occurred in Bartow County, Georgia, on Highway 41 at Mac Johnson Road, leading to the death of 44-year-old Lawrence Bollinger from Fort Payne, Alabama. The accident, which happened on May 3, 2023, involved Bollinger’s white Toyota sedan and a blue Ford F-150. Bollinger was making a U-turn onto the north… Read More »

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How Are Wrongful Death Damages Divided In Georgia?

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences that a person can go through. Losing a loved one can, however, be even more devastating when it was the result of someone else’s carelessness. In these cases, the surviving family members of the accident victim could be entitled to financial… 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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Emory Can’t Force Arbitration Of Infant Wrongful Death Suit

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

By Rosie Manins ·  Listen to article Editing by Daniel King Law360 (March 1, 2022, 6:04 PM EST) — Emory Healthcare Inc., one of Georgia’s largest health networks, can’t arbitrate wrongful death claims in relation to a patient’s baby, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday, affirming a lower court’s decision.A three-judge appellate panel found Ille and… Read More »

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C&H Paving Truck Accident Results in Fatality

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

John Mckie was left dead as the result of a deadly truck crash in Appling on Wednesday, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports. The fatal car accident in Columbia County occurred on Cobbham Road in Appling, and was the result of a collision between a Ford F-150 and a dump truck. The dump truck… Read More »

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