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Butler Wooten & Peak LLP is Pleased to Announce that All of The Firm’s Partners Were Again Selected as 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers or 2021 Rising Stars

BWP is pleased to announce that all of the firm’s partners were selected as 2021 Super Lawyers or 2021 Rising Stars. Jim Butler, Joel Wooten, Brandon Peak, Tedra Cannella and Rob Snyder were selected as Super Lawyers. Partner Ramsey Prather was named along with associates Joseph Colwell, Chris McDaniel, and Rory Weeks as 2021 Rising Stars. Jim 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. Rising Stars is a distinguished honor given to… read more

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What Is An Assumption Of Risk?

There are times when individuals participate in activities that may require them to assume some sort of risk. In some cases, this risk is fairly obvious, and a person chooses to participate in an activity regardless of the risks. Sometimes, a person assumes a risk by signing a waiver of liability, but that is not always the case. Here, we want to discuss what an assumption of risk looks like and how this can affect a person’s ability to recover compensation in the event they are injured while participating in certain activities. Understanding assumption of risk “Assumption of risk” is… read more

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What If I Am In A Georgia Accident With An Out-Of-State Driver?

Being involved in an accident can be a scary and confusing experience. Vehicle accidents can become even more confusing in the event you are involved in an accident with an out-of-state driver. This is not all that uncommon in Georgia. After all, not only are we a tourist destination of our own in many ways, but drivers throughout the country travel through our state to get to and from their tourist destinations, particularly those traveling to our southern neighbor. Here, we want to discuss what you can do if you are involved in an accident with an out-of-state driver. Do… read more

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Should I Hire An Attorney For A Soft Tissue Injury?

Vehicle accidents can lead to significant injuries for those involved. These injuries vary widely depending on numerous factors, including the angle of the collision, the severity of the collision, and even the physical condition of those involved. One of the most common injuries that people sustain in a vehicle accident is a soft tissue injury. Here, we want to discuss whether or not you should hire an attorney in the event you or somebody you care about sustains a soft tissue injury in a Georgia vehicle accident. What is a soft tissue injury? There are various types of soft tissue… read more

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Loss of Consortium Under Georgia Law

It is not uncommon to read about the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit and see that somebody was awarded “loss of consortium” damages. “Consortium” is admittedly a confusing word for those who do not have much experience in the legal field. Here, we want to help our readers understand exactly what “loss of consortium” means and how this can affect personal injury victims and their families in the state of Georgia. What are loss of consortium damages? Loss of consortium damages are meant to provide compensation for the disruption of a married couple’s quality of life due to the… read more

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I Was Hit By An Uninsured Motorist In Georgia– What Do I Do?

When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you probably do so knowing that you are fully insured just in case an accident occurs. However, can you guarantee that other drivers around you have insurance? Unfortunately, a significant percentage of drivers in Georgia do not have auto insurance. This can cause difficulties in the event you or a loved one are struck by an uninsured motorist. Here, we want to discuss what you can do if you or somebody you care about is involved in an accident with an uninsured driver in Georgia. If you are struck by an… read more

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Georgia Texting And Driving Laws

Technology has completely changed the way that most of us live our lives. We all essentially have little computers in our pockets in the form of mobile devices, and this can become a distraction when we are driving. Most people know that texting and driving is dangerous, but that does not stop many drivers from sending and receiving text messages, reading their emails, or browsing the Internet for the latest news. Here, we will review what Georgia law says about texting and driving, the dangers of this type of behavior, and possible penalties. Distracted driving behavior is incredibly dangerous According… read more

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Damage Caps in Georgia Personal Injury Law

If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury caused by the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of somebody else, this can lead to significant setbacks. Not only will you have to deal with physical and emotional pain and suffering, but you will also have to contend with incoming medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and more. You should be able to recover compensation either through an insurance settlement or a personal injury lawsuit verdict, but do you know whether or not Georgia places limitations on the amount of money you can recover? Here, we want to discuss whether… read more

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Can You Sue For Emotional Distress In Georgia?

If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury caused by the careless, negligent, or wrongful actions of somebody else, there may be various types of compensation available for your injuries and other losses. Often, you will see that somebody has been awarded “emotional distress” damages as a result of their injuries. In some cases, however, there is an attempt to recover emotional distress damages as a result of witnessing the injury or death of a loved one. Here, we want to discuss what “emotional distress” actually means and whether or not you are allowed to file a lawsuit… read more

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What To Do If Your Car Overheats

Vehicles can overheat. In fact, most people have been inside of a vehicle that has overheated. Not only is this an incredible inconvenience, but it can also present a safety risk for drivers and passengers. Overheated vehicles are not uncommon, and this issue occurs for a variety of reasons, ranging from coolant issues and radiator problems to leaks in the cooling system. Not staying on top of your vehicle’s maintenance can lead to a major problem. Here, we want to discuss what you can do if your vehicle overheats while you are driving. Pull over as soon as possible if… read more

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