Category Archives: Injury and Death Cases
In a March 2020 opinion, the Georgia Court of Appeals clarified for attorneys with injury claims against Georgia municipalities what is required in the ante litem notice that has to be received by the city within the 6 month period after the date of injury in order to preserve injury victim’s claims against a city. Unlike a personal injury claim against a private company or individual, a claim […]
Encouraging Negligent Conduct Through Technology: Snapchat’s Speed Filter And Potential Liability For Encouraging Unsafe Driving
In a recent Georgia Court of Appeals decision, the Court reversed the trial court’s grant of Snapchat’s motion to dismiss an injured victim’s claims. The trial court ruled that the claims against Snapchat were subject to the immunity provisions of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Accordingly, the trial court dismissed the injured victim’s claims. The Court of Appeals […]
A prerequisite that has to be satisfied before a lawsuit can be filed against the State of Georgia for personal injuries due to the State’s negligence is to provide the State of Georgia written notice of the particulars of the claim within twelve months after the incident that your claim is based against the State of Georgia. The notice is referred to as an ante […]
A POTENTIAL LEGAL PITFALL: PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS AGAINST GEORGIA COUNTIES MUST BE PRESENTED IN WRITING TO THE COUNTY WITHIN 12 MONTHS AFTER THE INJURY DATE.
A recent Georgia Court of Appeals ruling made it clear that persons with potential personal injury claims against a county in the State of Georgia must present their claims in writing to the county in the manner prescribed by law within 12 months of the injury date. The statute of limitations or time limit for personal injury lawsuits in […]
A Georgia amusement park was found liable for injuries that a patron incurred as a result of an assault that occurred off park premises. The Georgia Supreme Court recently upheld a jury verdict against an Atlanta area amusement park for an assault of one of its patrons that occurred at a nearby bus stop. The Supreme Court found that responsibility in this […]
A Potential Legal Pitfall: Personal injury claims against Georgia counties must be presented in writing to the county within 12 months after the injury date.
A recent Georgia Court of Appeals ruling made it clear that persons with potential personal injury claims against a county in the State of Georgia must present their claims in writing to the county in the manner prescribed by law within 12 months of the injury date. The statute of limitations or time limit for personal injury lawsuits in Georgia, […]
Is there any insurance that may cover injuries to a pedestrian hit by a car that leaves the scene of the accident?
Yes. The pedestrian’s automobile policy may provide coverage under the uninsured motorist provisions of the policy. Please read the policy and comply with the terms of the policy concerning reporting the incident to your insurance company. Short reporting time periods may be applicable. Please contact Rumsey & Ramsey at (770) 394-9400 to discuss your case with an attorney.
In Georgia, can a person sue a Georgia county or city for personal injuries as the result of improper medical care while in their jail?
Yes. Failure to provide proper medical care to a prisoner while he/she is in the custody of a Georgia city, a Georgia county, or the State of Georgia, can result in a personal injury lawsuit for damages against the responsible governmental entity that has custody of the prisoner. In such cases, the city, county, and state do not have immunity protecting them from a lawsuit. Please contact Rumsey […]
$2,640,000 slip and fall personal injury verdict for Georgia woman injured at Kroger upheld by Georgia Court of Appeals.
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment on a jury’s verdict in favor of a woman who sustained injuries at a Kroger in Fayetteville, Georgia while she was shopping. The $2,640,000 personal injury verdict was awarded to a woman who was severely injured when she slipped and fell on a clear liquid substance in front of a floral display case as she was […]
$1,360,000 Judgment awarded to Georgia Tech student injured while riding on sideboard of Georgia Tech Ramblin Reck Model A.
The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment awarding $1,360,000 to a Georgia Tech student injured while he was riding on the sideboard of the Georgia Tech mascot car known as the Ramblin Reck. The student was injured when the inside handle he was holding as he was riding on the outside running board of the car separated from the […]