Truck and bus injury and fatality accidents have been on the rise in recent years.
U.S. highways had started looking a little safer at the turn of the century. Large truck and bus accidents dropped an impressive 34 percent between 2002 and 2009. The positive trend was unfortunately short lived and began reversing in 2009. By 2017 they had increased a dismal 40 percent.
Product liability cases involve injuries caused by unsafe products. Premises liability cases are those in which a person is injured on someone else’s property. Slip and fall cases are a category of premises liability cases and occur when someone slips or trips and gets injured in the fall. Some people use the terms premises liability and slip and fall interchangeably.
The short answer is anyone who had a hand in causing the accident is partially liable for the accident. If Car A rear-ends Car B and pushes Car B into Car C, Car A will be liable for all the damages and injuries in nine out of 10 cases.
Most people have a lot of expenses after suffering a personal injury. In addition to medical care you also may need to find a new vehicle, pay bills and make up for wages you lost out on while recuperating from your injuries. Personal injury law was designed with those specific types of compensation (damages) in mind.
No – it is not a requirement to testify in your personal injury case, but it is sometimes beneficial for the injury victim to take the stand. Your testimony may be compelling, and it can help generate sympathy if the judge and jury have an opportunity to hear your story and empathize with your situation.
In Georgia, a wrongful death is defined as a death caused by the negligent, reckless, intentional or criminal actions of another person, business or government entity. There are some fundamental differences between wrongful death cases and standard personal injury cases.
The most obvious difference is the victim is unable to bring their own case to court, leaving it to the victim’s family to bring the case on their behalf. The types of damages awarded can be slightly different as well, and the calculations can be significantly impacted as a result.
Filmmakers are always on the lookout for dramatic, high-stakes subject matter, and nothing quite fits the bill like a trial. Here are five intense courtroom movies that have influenced the genre and even inspired some prominent lawyers and judges who are still relevant and practicing today.