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Court of Appeals Reverses in Tractor-Trailer Accident Case

Most cases of negligence feature only a single defendant whose conduct is at issue. However, there are instances when the independent negligent conduct of multiple third parties leads to a single injury, and such cases can create confusion for assigning liability. This type of predicament is featured in a recent case from the Georgia Court…

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Georgia Court of Appeals Holds Plaintiff May Recover Emotional Damages after Motor Vehicle Accident

Although accidents often lead to injury beyond physical harm, courts have historically been adverse to permitting damages for non-physical injuries, in particular emotional injury. For instance, courts in Georgia have often adhered to the “impact rule,” which permits “recovery for emotional distress [only if] there is some impact on the plaintiff, and that impact must…

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