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“BWP Cares” Delivers Over 20,000 Meals to First Responders

Butler Wooten & Peak created a non-profit organization by the name of BWP Cares to provide meals to medical providers and heroes on the front lines in Columbus, Atlanta & Savannah, Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic. BWP made the initial seed donation to get the project started and since April 3 over 20,000 meals have been delivered to healthcare workers and first responders. Community members and businesses have donated to purchase more meals for our healthcare heroes. All meals have been purchased from locally owned restaurants. Brooke Peak, marketing director of BWP, is coordinating meal deliveries in Columbus, Atlanta, Savannah,… read more

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What Are The Jaywalking Laws In GA?

Pedestrian safety is incredibly important, particularly when people will be on foot around vehicle traffic. The state of Georgia has passed several laws to promote pedestrian safety. In general, vehicle drivers are expected to yield to pedestrians in or around the roadway. However, pedestrians also have laws that they need to follow. Please note that you will not find the term “jaywalking” anywhere in the Georgia code of laws. You may hear people refer to jaywalking to describe a person crossing the street outside of a legal crosswalk, but this type of activity is not necessarily illegal. What do Georgia… read more

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What Are Georgia’s Seat Belt Laws?

During the latest reporting year of data available from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, we can see that there were more than 1,500 total traffic crash fatalities across the state. Georgia as recently enacted a hands-free law to help curb instances of distracted driving and cut down on total traffic fatalities, but we need to remember that seat belt laws are incredibly effective at preventing fatalities in the event a collision occurs. Georgia’s seat belt laws Each state is responsible for setting its own seat belt laws. Georgia is considered a primary seat belt law state, meaning officers… read more

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Joel O. Wooten Named as Vice-chair of Georgia Ports Authority Board

BWP is pleased to announce that partner Joel O. Wooten has been named as the Vice-chair of the Georgia Ports Authority Board. See original story on savannahnow.com.

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Is Lane Splitting Legal In GA?

Motorcycles can be fun vehicles to operate, and there are plenty of motorcycle enthusiasts across the state of Georgia. The number one priority of any motorcyclist should be their safety. Motorcycle riders are inherently at higher risk of sustaining an injury in the event an accident occurs because they do not have the same protections that a passenger vehicle driver has. Many visitors and residents in Georgia wonder whether or not lane splitting is legal. Lane splitting is the practice of motorcyclists riding between rows of traffic moving in the same direction, and it is not legal in the state… read more

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Is Brake Checking Illegal In Georgia?

Brake checking, also commonly referred to as brake testing, occurs when a driver deliberately brakes hard in front of another driver behind them. This action can cause the second driver to swerve or otherwise react quickly to avoid an accident. Brake checking is a form of aggressive driving that can lead to serious crashes and severe injuries on the roadway. It is important to understand whether or not this type of behavior is legal or illegal in Georgia. Brake checking – legal or illegal? First, we want to note that it is never smart to tailgate another vehicle. By not… read more

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How To File A Dog Bite Claim In Georgia

Dogs are usually thought of as a person’s best friend. While dogs are arguably the most popular pet in the United States, the reality is that a dog bite can lead to severe injuries for a victim. The last thing that anybody expects is that they will sustain an injury caused by a dog bite. However, these incidents are not uncommon, and they can occur in public areas or at private residences. If you or somebody you care about has been injured by a dog bite, you need to know the steps to take to file a dog bite claim… read more

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Common Water Park And Amusement Park Injuries

When you or your family members want to enjoy a fun outing at an amusement park or a water park, the last thing you think about is somebody getting hurt. According to a report from CNN, around 335 million people visit amusement parks each year across the country. Amusement park and water park operators are required to follow state regulations put in place to keep ride-goers and visitors safe. Unfortunately, there are times when serious injuries can occur. How often do water park and amusement ride injuries occur? Data available from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) shows that… read more

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What Is The Burden Of Proof Under Georgia State Law?

Any time a person is injured because of the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of someone else, there may be a need to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation. However, in order for a case to be successful, a plaintiff will need to prove that the other party was liable for the incident. The term “burden of proof” is something most people hear about in criminal cases, but this also applies to every type of personal injury claim as well. What are the different levels of burden of proof? There are varying levels of burdens of proof used… read more

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What Is Georgia’s Stay Of Discovery Rule?

Any time a civil personal injury lawsuit is filed, the process can become incredibly complex. When an injury victim (the plaintiff) files a case against an alleged negligent party (the defendant), Georgia’s often complicated civil legal processes initiated. One of the most important aspects of a civil personal injury case is the “discovery.” Discovery is when both parties, the plaintiff and the defendant, are doing exactly what the word suggests – they are discovering everything there is to know about the case so they can be prepared for trial. While most personal injury cases are settled out of court, that… read more

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