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Chrysler Appeals Remi Walden Verdict

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Important Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riding in the Winter

Winter cycling in Georgia can be pleasant on the best of days, and even on days when the weather is less than ideal. But when the mercury drops and you need to get out on the road, you should take extra precautions—with your bike, your clothing, and your attention―to ensure your comfort and safety in avoiding any preventable motor bike accidents. Road Considerations Wintertime road conditions can create challenges for all drivers, but especially for those on a lighter and less stable two-wheeled vehicle. If possible, plan your route in advance, avoiding areas where ice is likely to appear, such… read more

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Should I Pay Out of Pocket for Damages After a Car Accident?

In order to avoid higher auto insurance premiums following an auto accident, it is a fairly common practice for the at-fault driver to offer to pay for the damage without reporting the accident to his or her insurance company. But is this a good idea? In some situations, it may be to your benefit; there are others in which you should never try to bypass the insurer; and still others when you need to carefully assess the circumstances, the other driver, and the terms of your insurance policy. When Paying Out-of-Pocket for a Car Wreck Might Be a Consideration If… read more

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Factors in large truck accidents

Factors in large truck accidents – Truck accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Wearable device aims to reduce car accident risk

Wearable device aims to reduce car accident risk – Car accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Butler Wooten & Peak LLP is pleased to announce that all of the firm’s partners were again selected as 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers or 2017 Rising Stars.

Jim Butler and Joel Wooten were once again named Georgia Super Lawyers. Butler was also named to the Georgia Top 100 List. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. This honor is reserved for less than 5% of attorneys practicing in Georgia. Partners Brandon Peak, Buddy Morrison, and Tedra Cannella were named Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

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Recently, the University of Georgia School of Law dedicated the James E. Butler Courtroom.

Located on the first floor of Dean Rusk Hall, this courtroom honors three generations of the Butler family. The occasion included the unveiling of a portrait of James E. “Jim” Butler, Jr. (JD‘77) by artist Beth Stephens that hangs outside the courtroom

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Lower unemployment means higher death rate on the road

Lower unemployment means higher death rate on the road – Car accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Air bag manufacturer recalls defective inflators

Air bag manufacturer recalls defective inflators – auto product liability – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Appeals Court Affirms $40M Wrongful Death Judgment Against Chrysler

The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed Decatur County Superior Court Judge Chason’s rulings in Walden v. FCA (Fiat-Chrysler Automotives, formerly known as “Chrysler.”) reducing the verdict from $120 million to $40 million. The Walden v. Chrysler case was tried last year, in Bainbridge, GA, resulting in a verdict on April 2, 2015. Four ½ year old Remington (“Remi”) Walden died in flames after the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which he was a passenger was rear-ended and the gas tank, which was located at the extreme rear of the car, burst. The ruptured tank caused a gas-fed fire that Remington… read more

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