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Suing a City or Government is a Tricky Process

For many situations, government is immune from suit. There are a few exceptions such as state worker’s torts (causing harm) while on the job. Section 50-21-23 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) Limited waiver of sovereign immunity (a) The state waives its sovereign immunity for the torts of state officers and employees while acting within the scope of their official duties or [ MORE » ]
Suing a City or Government is a Tricky Process
Posted in Uncategorized, Civil Litigation

Broken Water Meter Covers & How to Sue a City

You might assume that if there is a problem that causes injuries that are widespread, it would be addressed and the problem solved. You’d think that it can cost more money to undergo lawsuits and simple thing like covering a water meter is less costly than repairing a person. It doesn’t always work out that way. When a local government and/or business is not [ MORE » ]
Broken Water Meter Covers & How to Sue a City
Posted in Uncategorized, Civil Litigation

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Cruise Line Slip & Fall

The Prime issues to surmount when approaching a lawsuit with a cruise liner are; Statute of Limitations, Forum Selection, Choice of Law and Jurisdictional Issues. (SOURCE) Injuries on cruise ships and common carriers are handled in a different manner than injury claims on land which are dealt with via tort law. Even though cruise ship operators can use maritime or admiralty law, they are [ MORE » ]
Cruise Line Slip & Fall
Posted in Slip and Fall Accidents, Maritime

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Ridesharing: Uber & Lyft, Assaults Continue

Over the past couple of years, nearly every two weeks, the ridesharing services; Uber and Lyft have another assault case. While with such large enterprises, some mishaps are to be expected. In contrast, Chipotle had few dozen cases of food poisoning and it sent the company in a tailspin. They shut down stores and made revamping their processes a major focus. According to whosdrivingyou.org, [ MORE » ]
Ridesharing: Uber & Lyft, Assaults Continue
Posted in Battery, Assault

Case Highlights

As the new year begins, McGahren Law would like to highlight some of the numerous case we’ve litigated. Negligent security claim for damages resulting from a serious arm injury sustained to a male plaintiff from the explosion that occurred during the 1996 Summer Olympics. After being heard by the Supreme Court of Georgia, the case was resolved under a confidential settlement. Wrongful death claim [ MORE » ]
Case Highlights
Posted in News

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DUI Defense

While Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated are considered misdemeanors in Georgia, unless there is; an accident, reckless driving, or injury to another person — the punishment often drags out, and leaves you with; community service, fines totaling in the thousands and numerous demands on your time. You may also lose your license for a year or more. All while holding down [ MORE » ]
DUI Defense
Posted in Criminal Defense

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What’s the Big Deal with Big Vehicles?

With buses, trucks and tractor trailers, everything is bigger. A truck can be 20-30 times the weight of the average vehicle, and with that factor, all the forces at play in an accident are magnified. The margins of error are smaller as increasingly congested interstates see increasing use by trucks. Distracted drivers, jockeying for position on crowded roads, with truck drivers who may be [ MORE » ]
What’s the Big Deal with Big Vehicles?
Posted in Truck Accidents, Personal Injury

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Sexual Harassment

There are two types of sexual harassment; quid pro quo and hostile workplace. Quid pro quo harassment entails complying with a harasser to affect your employment situation. In this case, the harasser enjoys a position of influence. In this situation, on incident can form a case for sexual harassment. Receiving a benefit or a loss from the incident proves the abuse. The second; hostile [ MORE » ]
Sexual Harassment
Posted in Civil Litigation

Car Accident Police

CONSIDERING A DUI LAWSUIT

According to the CDC “Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.” All 50 states in the US and Puerto Rico now apply two statutory offenses to driving under the influence of alcohol. Known as Driving [ MORE » ]
CONSIDERING A DUI LAWSUIT
Posted in Uncategorized, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Car Accidents

Insurance Wreck Crash Damage Car Accident

Should You Report Every Car Accident?

Yes. Mostly. According to Consumer Reports; A claim-worthy accident happens once every ten years on average. So it’s worth your time to plan ahead – even if you are a safe driver, not everyone is. After an incident: obtain the name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, plate number, and insurance information of any other drivers involved in the accident, along with the names [ MORE » ]
Should You Report Every Car Accident?
Posted in Personal Injury, Car Accidents

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