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The Many Forms of Distracted Driving

All of us have glanced into the window of a car passing by only to observe the driver holding a phone in one hand while attempting to drive their vehicle. This is one form of multi-tasking that the law specifically prohibits. O.C.G.A §40-6-241 makes it illegal to hold a cell phone or other wireless telecommunications device while operating a motor vehicle.

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Premises Liability: What Is Ordinary Care?

Most premises liability cases come in the form of “trip and fall” or “slip and fall” cases. In order to be successful in a premises liability case the plaintiff must plead and prove that (1) the defendant had actual or constructive knowledge of the hazard; and (2) the plaintiff, despite exercising ordinary care for his or her own personal safety lacked knowledge of the hazard due to the defendant’s actions or to conditions under the defendant’s control.

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Atlanta Hit and Run Injury Attorney

The case involving an “at fault” party who leaves the scene of an accident is referred to by law enforcement as a hit and run. Under the Georgia code O.C.G.A. §40-6-270 the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, the death of a person or damage to a vehicle shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of the accident

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Should You Speak with the Insurance Adjuster After A Car Accident?

Sometimes it is necessary to speak with the insurance adjuster in order to resolve matters such as rental car coverage and repairing your vehicle. In this case it is important to limit the discussion to replacing or repairing your vehicle, where the accident happened, and the types of vehicles involved. Do not discuss injuries or the extent of medical treatment you may or may not need.

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What If My Child Doesn’t Want to Visit with The Other Parent?

In the State of Georgia the Superior Court has jurisdiction over divorce and child custody related matters. An order from the court determining child custody can result from the initiation of a divorce proceeding where children are involved or a legitimation...

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How to Navigate Virtual Court Hearings and Virtual Mediation

“Virtual Hearings” This is not a phrase that most attorneys are used to hearing. Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, most court rooms have switched to web streaming software in an attempt to continue to hear cases while being as safe as possible. There are...

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