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What are the Laws for Filing Wrongful Death When a Child Dies?

Today’s parenting situations are more challenging than those of traditionally married couples.  With more children being born out of wedlock, paternity suits may be necessary to establish parentage.  Couples frequently separate and even more often than separating, they divorce.  So, the question arises — which parent can file a wrongful death lawsuit when a child […]

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What Can Help Bring Closure to Wrongful Death?

No amount of money ever compensates for losing a loved one.  Even so, a wrongful death lawsuit can resolve financial problems for surviving family members.  When the main breadwinner dies in an accident, it frequently leaves the spouse with a massive financial burden of providing for the children.  Children require many provisions — education, clothes, […]

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Does Georgia Have Caps on Medical Malpractice Recoveries?

As of 2005, Georgia had a $350,000 cap on recovering non-economic damages resulting from medical malpractice.  This meant that if your child suffered from a traumatic brain injury or some other devastating disability as a result of a medical practitioner’s negligence, your Atlanta attorney could not recover more than $350,000 in non-economic damages.  Pain and […]

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How is Wrong-Site Surgery a Blatant Form of Medical Malpractice?

Wrong-site surgery (WSS) may not be a well-known term among medical patients.  However, it is a common term used in the medical field for operating on the wrong body area, the wrong patient, or performing the wrong surgical procedure on a patient.  Amputating the wrong limb, giving the wrong patient an appendectomy, or performing a […]

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What are Georgia Time Limits for Filing Medical Malpractice Suits?

States have time limits, called a statute of limitations, which prevent victims from filing a medical malpractice lawsuit after a certain amount of time has passed.  The statute of limitations is generally two years from the date the practitioner committed the medical malpractice.  However, this is one of those complicated legal areas.  When bringing a […]

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Why is an Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer a Must?

Winning a medical malpractice case requires a high level of legal expertise and access to expert witnesses who can provide solid evidence, such as medical specialists.  While medical treatment that results in harming a patient is a main issue, so is whether the treatment failed to meet the medical profession’s standard of care.  Medical errors […]

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How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help You with Insurance Policy Complexities?

Auto accidents are traumatic events that leave people in pain and frequently not thinking clearly for days afterward.  On top of injury and suffering, if the crash is serious, it can become a legal matter.  Insurance polices are generally hard to understand and full of legal rhetoric.  Plus, insurance companies may try to deny rightful […]

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What are Underride and Wide-Turn Semi-Truck Collisions?

You hear about rollover accidents, head-on collisions, and rear-end collisions with all types of vehicles, involving passenger cars, vans, SUVs (sports utility vehicles), and trucks.  No matter what type of accident you or a loved one experience, if it is serious, protecting your rights is extremely important.  As soon as possible, consult an Atlanta truck […]

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What are Three Common Causes of Accidents Involving Large Trucks?

It comes as no surprise that accidents involving large trucks are usually the most devastating type of motor vehicle accidents — often resulting in serious injury or death.  By understanding the most common causes of truck accidents (where the truck driver is at fault), you gain valuable information that may someday help you avoid an […]

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Why are 18-Wheelers the Most Ominous Vehicles on the Road?

The 18-wheeler is the largest vehicle on the road today.  By sheer size alone, it commands respect from other drivers.  When involved in a truck accident with an 18-wheeler, passenger cars do not stand much of a chance.  However, your chances in a court of law may be quite different than on the road.  A […]

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