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Slip and Fall Accidents at Atlanta Businesses

When an Atlanta resident decides to open a small business, they take on a measure of potential liability for what happens to those members of the public while they are on the property. This includes liability for a slip and fall accident inside or outside the store. Legally, this is known as premises liability, and…

Do’s and Don’ts After an Atlanta, GA Car Accident

As car accident attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia, we hear from many people who are confused about their rights, their responsibilities, and what they should do in the hours and days following their Atlanta, GA car accident. Should you speak to the other driver’s insurance company? Who will pay your medical bills and vehicle damage? How…

Personal Injury Law Basics in Atlanta, Georgia

Getting injured in an accident can change your life. Aside from the pain of the personal injury itself and the difficulty of recovery, injuries can leave you upset, confused, depressed, anxious, and in no small amount of financial trouble. The US Centers for Disease Control recently reported that there are more than 30 million visits…

Federal District Court Grants Motion in Favor of Atlanta’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Although medical malpractice suits against the VA are often complicated by the specialized requirements under the Federal Torts Claims Act or the unique rules for medical malpractice actions pursuant to Georgia state law, sometimes the issue holding a case back is simply the theory of liability, the evidence provided, or failing to proactively litigate. These…

Court of Appeals Affirms in Medical Malpractice Case

In the overwhelming majority of medical malpractice cases, a plaintiff will need to provide expert testimony in order to succeed on his or her claim. Expert testimony is necessary, since a typical juror cannot make a determination regarding whether a physician has breached his duty of care without the aid of an expert who can…

Court of Appeals Clarifies Timing for Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Decision

Almost every type of legal claim is governed by an applicable statute of limitation that limits the amount of time a plaintiff has to bring legal action to redress his or her grievance. Among the shortest statutes of limitation is the one that limits the time a plaintiff has to bring a medical malpractice action.…