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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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IIHS top safety rating given to 3 cars

IIHS top safety rating given to 3 cars – Car accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Self-driving cars face resistance on safety grounds

Self-driving cars face resistance on safety grounds – Car accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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AAA study suggests that road rage is a common problem

AAA study suggests that road rage is a common problem – Car accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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