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When Should I Think About Premises Liability?

Most of the time, you think to call a lawyer after an accident has happened, and that is exactly the right decision to make. After all, a legal expert understands your legal situation and is able to guide you through the process of receiving the justice and restitution you deserve.  That said, your lawyer is also a valuable resource to...

Medical Malpractice Just Got Trickier

COVID-19 raises new questions for premises liability, and those questions are being answered in Georgia with new legislative activity. Recently, the governor signed the Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act (PBSA) into law.  The new act protects schools, businesses, and healthcare facilities from being held liable for certain claims related to COVID-19. They will be entirely immune to claims unless...

Medical Malpractice in 2020: What you need to know

Medical malpractice is an all too common problem. A recent study from Johns Hopkins showed that medical malpractice was the number 3 cause of death in the United States and causes at least 250,000 deaths each year.  Part of the reason that this isn't front-page news more often is because of the complexity in understanding medical malpractice.  Typically, medical malpractice...

Buckle Up

Wearing a seatbelt does more than just protect you from harm, it just might determine what compensation, if any, you receive after an accident.  This National Law Review article caught my eye a few days back, and I wanted to highlight some key points. The statistics covering the impact of seatbelts on the survivability of crashes are staggering.  The article...

3 Things You Should NEVER Do After A Car Crash

In the confusing and stressful moments following a car accident, it is difficult to think  about your next steps with a clear mind.  Naturally, your first concern should be your health and any injuries, and then the health and wellbeing of others.  In addition, it is important to keep in mind  you may end up in court as a result...

Police Pursuit Case

High-speed pursuits are extremely dangerous to those involved as well as innocent bystanders. It is important to uphold the law, but it is also important that actions taken to uphold the law do not create danger for innocent bystanders. The unpredictability of pursuits creates tragic consequences. In a study of police pursuits between 2014-2018, over half of the resulting fatalities...

Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you are involved in an accident, insurance companies will almost certainly put their attorneys on the case. However, those attorneys work for the insurance companies, not you. There's no guarantee that your interests are being advocated for. That's why you need legal expertise in your corner. The question is: when do you need a personal injury attorney? 1- When...

Testimonial for Alex Hoffspiegel

As a practicing lawyer and a member of the State Bar of Georgia for more than 37 years, it is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Alex Hoffspiegel. Prior to entering law school, Alex was an employee of our law firm for several summers as well as other times throughout the year as his collegiate...

Injured Motorists Settle for $1,625,000

A husband and wife from Marietta have settled their lawsuit against a family in Fulton County for $1,625,000.00. The husband and wife were driving home from a movie when a teenager driving the the opposite way lost control of his vehicle and struck the husband and wife head-on. As a result, the husband required an ankle fusion. Lloyd and Alex...

Injured Student Settles Case for $650,000

A college student has settled her case against a young man who ran over her at a party for $650,000. The college student was attending a party to celebrate a friend’s wedding. When the young man arrived to pick up his girlfriend, she refused to get in the car because he appeared intoxicated. The college student stepped in and offered...
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