Rideshare Assaults & Arbitration

Rod discusses how rideshare companies try to avoid going to court. Backstory: In June 2021, an Uber driver shot multiple passengers of his vehicle, killing one, after a dispute in an Atlanta gas station. In 2018, an Uber Eats delivery driver shot and killed a man outside of his own home. The victim of the… read more

Champlain Towers and Structural Collapse Cases

Backstory: The Champlain Towers located in Surfside, Florida condos, collapsed on June 23, 2021, resulting in 97 deaths, as of July 18. Structural collapses can happen to buildings, decks, balconies, or even parking lots of any size. They require experienced legal assistance to navigate the possibility of a property owner’s negligence and damages. After a… read more

Podcast: Juneteenth and Justice

After 200 years Juneteenth has become as celebrated as July 4th in the African American community. We’ll give a brief history of the observance, discuss what the day means to law and Atlanta. We also describe a case where our client was arrested for allegedly trying to spend a counterfeit bill. The similarities to the… read more

Who Is Responsible For Personal Injuries on Rental Properties

If you were injured while on a rental property, it may be harder than you think to get compensation. The difficulties in getting compensation boil down to the issue of liability. Who was at fault? Was the property owner (landlord) responsible, or was the person occupying the property responsible? Were you a tenant or someone… read more

Georgia’s Distraction Doctrine for Slip and Fall Cases

We have all heard about distracted driving and distracted walking, but most people are not aware that there is a distraction doctrine that relates to slip and fall cases. The distraction doctrine does not relate to cell phones at all, but rather relates to distractions that draw your attention away from the task at hand…. read more

Frequently Asked Questions about Wrongful Death Laws in Georgia

If someone you love has been injured or killed due to the negligence of someone else, you may be wondering what options you have under Georgia law to pursue justice. Georgia has specific laws regarding wrongful death claims, which allow surviving family members to pursue compensation. In this article, we address some of the frequently… read more

What is Considered Reckless Driving in Georgia?

We have all heard the term “reckless driving”, but do we really know what it means? Do we know what actions Georgia law considers reckless, or what the consequences could be if we are in an accident? Reckless driving is considered a crime, but you don’t have to break the law in order to be… read more

How Long Does It Take to Get a Police Report After A Car Accident?

At The Dixon Firm, one of the most common questions we are asked about police reports is how long it will take to get the report after a car accident. In most cases, a police report will be completed as part of procedure. While this seems pretty standard, many people don’t realize that you should… read more

Common Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury law is a set of laws known as torts. These laws allow injured persons or their families to seek compensation when someone else is responsible for the injuries. There are numerous events, actions, omissions, and behaviors that can lead to personal injury lawsuits. Below, you will find a brief description of some of… read more

Safety Tips for Atlanta Pedestrians of All Ages

Across the nation, an estimated 6,000 pedestrians are killed every year. In March 2018, the Governors Highway Safety Association listed Georgia as 16th in the nation for pedestrian deaths. Between January and June 2017, there were 92 pedestrian deaths in Georgia. A few of these deaths have become “high profile” in the Metro Atlanta area,… read more