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PREPARING FOR AND DEALING WITH A POWER OUTAGE

Over 225,000 homes in Georgia lost power during the recent blast of winter weather, and many homes are still without power.  Here’s what you should do before and after the power goes out in your home this winter: Be prepared… 1.  ...

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HIT-AND-RUNS: LEARNING FROM LANCE ARMSTRONG

The number of fatal hit-and-run crashes are increasing, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  There were more fatal hit-and-run crashes each year from 2009 through 2012, the most recent year for which NHTSA statistics are available. Cyclist ...

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Preventing DUI is Everyone’s Responsibility

Tragedy on the Roads In the early morning hours of January 24, 2015, Keith Smith drove his car in the wrong direction on I-85 south and caused a fiery collision in which he was killed.  At the time, Mr. Smith ...

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Matthew McConaughey and Trucking Injuries in Georgia

Matthew McConaughey–the greatest Lincoln MKC actor of our generation Remember the 1996 crime drama “A Time to Kill” with Matthew McConaughey–yes, the actor best known for his role in the new Lincoln commercials?  Well, in the movie McConaughey plays a young attorney ...

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Lex Loci Delicti–What Laws Apply

What Law Applies: Georgia’s Choice of Law Rule in Tort Cases An important legal component in every case is determining what law applies.  The answer to this question in many instances determines whether a plaintiff has a viable case.  This blog ...

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Punitive Damages and Motor Vehicle Collisions

Punitive Damages and Motor Vehicle Collisions Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, three members of a Franklin County Georgia family were killed when Marco Tulio Hernandez-Ramirez, while driving under the influence of alcohol, crossed over the center line and caused a ...

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Protecting Your Case: Avoiding Spoliation of Evidence

Evidence is the touchstone of our legal system—it is presented at trial, the jury observes it, and the jury makes its decision based on what the evidence shows.  If all the relevant evidence is not presented, the jury cannot make ...

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