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UGA Law Again Guarantees Aid for Veterans Thanks to the Butler Commitment

“Jim Butler continues to strongly believe in those who have served our country similar to his father and brother, and the school is happy to honor the Butler family connection to military service in this manner,” UGA Law School Dean Bo Rutledge said. UGA School of Law renews Butler Commitment

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Brandon Peak: The Story of the Lawyer Who Won a $280M Verdict

The winner of the $280 million verdict in Columbus, Georgia, Friday almost didn’t become a trial lawyer. “That wasn’t where my heart was,” Peak said … “I wanted to be a lawyer because I like helping people.” Click on image to read the original story in The Daily Report by Katheryn Tucker.

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Georgia?

Losing a loved one due to the careless, negligent, or criminal actions of someone else is incredibly difficult to deal with. Family members are often left picking up the pieces, wondering what they can do moving forward. Today, we want to discuss wrongful death cases, particularly, who is able to file a wrongful deal lawsuit in Georgia. What does the law say about Georgia wrongful death? Georgia’s laws cover wrongful death cases and state that, if a person is killed by the wrongful act of another person, company, or entity, then the family members of the deceased have the right… read more

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BWP Lawyers Secure Record-Setting Verdict: $280 Million

BWP lawyers Brandon Peak, Joel Wooten, Chris McDaniel, Ramsey Prather & Team secured a record-setting verdict in the amount of $280 million in the wrongful death tractor-trailer case of 58 year old Judy Madere v. Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., Schnitzer Steel Southeast, Inc. & their truck driver on Friday, August 23. Madere was killed along with her twin sister, her daughter & her two grandchildren after the truck driver crossed the center line & hit their vehicle in its lane of travel. The jury returned the largest civil verdict in Muscogee County, Georgia history after deliberating for 45 minutes. See… read more

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How to Stay Safe on Rural Roads in Georgia

Much of the focus of serious vehicle accidents is on incidents that happen in urban areas. However, it is important to understand that severe car accidents occur in the rural areas of Georgia on a regular basis. Rural roads and areas present many of the same dangers as other areas, but they also have particular hazards not present anywhere else. What we know about Georgia rural accidents When we look at the latest data available from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, we see that there were nearly 400,000 total crashes for the latest reporting year. Out of… read more

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What’s the Difference Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one are injured due to the negligence or careless actions of another person, you need to understand how to recover compensation for your damages. Understanding this means discussing two options: Filing a personal insurance claim Filing a personal injury lawsuit Today, we want to discuss the difference between these two so you have a better understanding of your case and options. You should always speak with a qualified Georgia personal injury lawyer before moving forward with a case. A personal injury claim The first step in many personal injury cases is a personal injury claim… read more

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Five Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligent or careless actions of another person, you may need to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. However, these cases can become complicated, and you do not want to do anything to jeopardize a satisfactory settlement. Today, we want to discuss the top five mistakes to avoid in a personal injury case. Please remember to always speak to a qualified Georgia personal injury lawyer who can assist you as you move forward. Your very move could be watched in these cases Insurance companies are for-profit… read more

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Which is the Worst County in Georgia for Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is dangerous driving. The concept of distracted driving is nothing new. It has been around for as long as we’ve had vehicles. However, distracted driving has taken on a whole new meaning over the last decade. With the rise of smartphones and our reliance on them for everything that we do, distracted driving has become a serious cause of vehicle crashes. Today, we want to discuss which county is the worst in Georgia for distracted driving as well as how the rest of the state stacks up. Jackson County has a distracted driver problem Jackson County leads the… read more

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What is Considered Reckless Driving in Georgia?

Reckless driving is dangerous driving. However, defining reckless driving can be difficult. The term “reckless driving” can mean different things, but one thing is certain – it is illegal in the state of Georgia. Not only is reckless driving illegal, but it can lead to serious injuries or fatalities on the roadways. Today, we want to discuss what reckless driving is and what the consequences are for those found guilty. Defining reckless driving When we turn to Georgia Code Title 40 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Section 40-6-390, we see that a person commits reckless driving when they operate their… read more

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Pros and Cons of Settling Your Personal Injury Case Out of Court

No two personal injury cases are alike, and there are different ways to reach a positive outcome. Today, we want to clear up some of the confusion you may have about what it means to settle a personal injury case out of court. When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you are either going to settle it through negotiations with the other side or the case will go to the courtroom. If a case goes to trial, it will be argued in front of a jury who will make the ultimate determination as to whether damages should be awarded and… read more

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