Should I Get a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident

You’re driving through an intersection when another driver blows through a stop sign and hits your car. Luckily, no one was catastrophically hurt and the front bumper took the bulk of the impact. Do you even need a lawyer for such a minor accident? Most of the time, the answer is yes. If damages and… read more

8 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer Before Hiring

Recovering damages for injuries sustained during an accident can be quite challenging. While you may believe that someone else is accountable due to negligence, it is not always easy to prove this type of claim. Retaining a qualified lawyer to represent and defend your interests is an essential part of the process. Of course, not… read more

Another Crash on 285: A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective on Why

I-285 in Atlanta is referred to by locals as “The Perimeter.”  Merriam-Webster defines “perimeter” as the “outer limits.”  Perhaps in Atlanta The Perimeter should denote the outer limits of the city.  But the reality is that the driving experience on 285 pushes the outer limits of safety.  That’s why most mornings, Atlantans wake up and… read more

Strip Club Shooting In Atlanta…Again

People know Atlanta as a strip club mecca and have for a long, long time.  Anyone who lives in Atlanta, and a whole lot of people who visit, knows what the city thinks about its high-heeled rump shakers.  Sadly, though, strip club shooting is a frequent enough occurrence that we are not surprised when we… read more

How Much Is My Case Worth

Personal injury lawyers frequently receive questions about case worth.  Truthfully, there is no predetermined amount any personal injury case is worth.  But there are numerous factors an experienced lawyer uses to help place a reasonable value on a case.  Some of these factors include: (1) Medical Expenses, (2) Pain and Suffering, (3) Lost Wages, and… read more

Camp Creek Crash: An All Too Familiar Occurrence

Camp Creek Parkway is a major roadway in South Fulton County.  It serves several important functions.  First, it is a roadway for South Fulton residents to get to and from work.  Second, it is the major roadway that leads to shopping and entertainment at the Camp Creek Marketplace.  Finally, truck drivers use Camp Creek Parkway… read more

What is the deadline for filing a lawsuit in Atlanta, Georgia?

Georgia statutes of limitations law gives personal injury victims two years from the injuries for filing lawsuits.  Generally, a victim loses the claim if he or she does not file within two years of injury.  There are certain circumstances, though, where the court will expand the deadline. Minors have more time for filing lawsuits For… read more

Being A Black Lawyer In Atlanta

by Rod Dixon Not long ago, I spoke at a career day for young students at Brown Middle, an Atlanta Public School.  I was discussing being a lawyer with several of the students.  Then, one asked, “yeah, but what is it like being a black lawyer in Atlanta?”  Sadly, my initial response was that it’s… read more

Deck Injury Cases that Helped Shape the Law

SETTINGS OF DECK INJURY Decks can be defective in a number of ways, most prominently involving the stairs, railings, boards, and supports (attachment).  Below are cases important in several potential causes of deck injury. Defective Stairs? In Chisholm v. Fulton Supply Co., 361 S.E.2d 540, 184 Ga. App. 378 (Ga. Ct. App. 1987), the Georgia… read more

Can I sue the owner for a deck collapse injury?

INTRODUCTION As an injury lawyer, I often wonder whether I am the only one who thinks about deck collapse when I step onto them.  Although I acknowledge a bit of paranoia, my questions exist because deck collapses are typically sudden and cause catastrophic injuries.  As builders, owners, or occupiers of decks, it is important to… read more