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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 […]
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 […]
Yes, in certain circumstances. However, a prerequisite that has to be satisfied before a suit can be filed against the State of Georgia for 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 […]
Can a city in Georgia be sued for personal injuries, wrongful death, or property damage due to negligence?
Yes, in certain circumstances. However, a prerequisite that has to be satisfied before a suit can be filed against a municipality or city in Georgia is to provide the city written notice of the particulars of the claim within six months after the incident that your claim is based against the city. The notice is referred to as an ante […]