Joe Norton

Can I Seek Compensation for Emotional Distress in My Personal Injury Case?

Emotional distress, also known as mental anguish and pain and suffering, can be debilitating and overwhelming. It is not uncommon for victims of car crashes, slip and fall accidents, and other traumatic events to deal with emotional distressin the aftermath of the accident.  The severity of emotional or psychological injuries varies from one case to another …

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What is Georgia’s Statute of Limitations for Various Types of Personal Injury Cases?

The time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia and recover damages depends on the type of your case. The time limit is known as the statute of limitations.  At Hoffspiegel Law, we are dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. No matter how long it has been since you were …

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Can I Sue the Trucking Insurance Company Directly in a Georgia Truck Accident Case?

The short answer is, “Yes, you may be able to sue the trucking insurance company directly because Georgia’s direct action statute allows victims to file a lawsuit against the insurer following truck accidents.”  However, each case is unique, which is why it is highly advised to consult with an experienced truck accident attorney at Hoffspiegel Law to determine liability in your …

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Can Defendants Apportion Fault to a Non-Party in Georgia Personal Injury Cases?

Georgia has an apportionment statute that allows defendants to apportion fault to non-parties. Georgia’s apportionment statute, codified in O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33, allows holding each party whose fault contributed to the plaintiff’s injury responsible for their respective share of fault.  The statute requires a jury to apportion responsibility for a plaintiff’s injury among the defendant and non-parties …

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Can I Recover Damages If I Was Partially At Fault For My Car Accident?

When a person is involved in a car accident, one of the first questions that may arise is, “Who’s responsible for the collision?” In fact, there may be multiple at-fault parties in some car crashes.  But can you still recover damages for your damages and losses incurred in the car accident if you were partially …

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Navigating the Challenges of Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice Claims

When a loved one dies due to the negligence of a professional in whom they placed their trust, you deserve justice and restitution.  Just recently, the wife of a man who died in the care of a doctor employed by Wellstar Health has filed a lawsuit in Georgia, alleging the death was a result of …

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