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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.

Georgia Court of Appeals affirms trial court judgment for Georgia woman on breach of promise to marry and fraud claims against live in boyfriend.

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently affirmed  a Georgia trial court ruling in favor of a Georgia woman on her breach of promise to marry and fraud claims brought against her live in boyfriend. The Court of Appeals essentially agreed with the trial court on all issues involving a Georgia woman’s claims against her live in boyfriend […]

Georgia Court of Appeals rules that trial court erroneously denied motorist’s motion to suppress evidence found in his car.

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently ruled that a Georgia trial court erred in denying a motorist’s motion to suppress evidence of illegal drugs that police found in his car after they stopped him for not having a current registration decal visible on his car tag. The police, after stopping the motorist for not having a current registration decal visible on […]

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 […]

Recent Georgia Supreme Court Cases Affirm Restrictions on Police Use of Roadblocks To Achieve DUI Criminal Convictions.

In two recent Georgia criminal cases decided by the Georgia Supreme Court, the court found in both cases that the Georgia motorists charged with driving under the influence (DUI) had their 4th Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures violated by the methods used by police to stop them at roadblocks and gain evidence to charge them with DUI. Accordingly, the court found that […]

$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 […]

Georgia court holds medical doctors liable for a patients suicide that was caused by unbearable pain from a botched medical procedure.

The Georgia Court of Appeals in a recent decision upheld a jury’s wrongful death verdict against certain medical doctors and their medical clinic for treatment that began with a botched injection into the knee of a 86 year old patient that resulted in an infection and unbearable pain that led her to jump to her death from her 14th […]

Georgia homeowners’ 4th Amendment Rights were violated when police walked through their yard, smelled raw marijuana, and obtained a search warrant based on what they smelled.

Police officers in Georgia, who were in pursuit of a person who had fled the scene of an accident, walked across the lawn of a residence and smelled raw marijuana coming from the residence. The owners of the residence were in no way connected with the person that ran from the accident scene. The police obtained a search warrant based on what they […]

Georgia golfer’s 4th Amendment Rights violated by police who searched his car simply because he was seen leaving golf course late.

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently ruled that a golfer’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated when he was stopped by a police officer in a police vehicle in the golf course parking lot as the golfer was driving away after the golf course had closed for the day. The Court of Appeals ruled that the police officer had no particularized and objective basis for suspecting […]

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