The legal impact of driving while texting/using a cell phone
DLocated on the Georgia state coast in Brunswick, The Dow Firm, P.C. is an off-shoot of a large Atlanta-based law firm that defended insurance liability claims of all types, including ordinary negligence matters (such as motor vehicle wrecks) as well as more complex, professional malpractice cases (like physician and/or hospital-inflicted injuries).
ORecognizing the fact that “bigger is not necessarily better,” our staff left the defense firm in February of 2002 to open a specialized, statewide Georgia litigation practice with the goal of delivering first-rate, personal legal services to parties whose lives had been truly altered due to someone else’s negligence. To that end we sought to utilize the experience and insight we gained by working for insurance companies to zealously represent good people with legitimate personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death claims against the insurance industry and the wrongdoers these liability companies often underwrite.
WThe soundness of our instincts and our business model was confirmed when the very first case The Dow Firm, P.C. ever accepted resulted in a million dollar resolution for the client. From its inception, the firm has been dedicated to maintaining the integrity of its mission and consistently serving clients with excellence to make their lives better.
It has been said, “Some surgeries are “minor” – that is until the doctor starts cutting on you.” As thought-provoking as this saying is, under Georgia trial practice law, the spirit of that message is prohibited from being raised for a jury’s consideration at trial by a plaintiff’s lawyer.
Under the Georgia civil justice system, a civil wrong (called a “tort”) is remedied by a plaintiff asserting a claim and maintaining an action against a defendant.
In Georgia, when a healthcare provider commits negligence resulting in an injury or death of a patient, significant laws are in place designed to protect a healthcare provider from liability and, at the same time, render a patient legally helpless.
Everyone knows what you’re talking about when you mention “the McDonald’s lawsuit.” Even though this case was decided in August of 1994, for many Americans it continues to represent the “problem” with our civil justice system.
Tort “reform” is a dupe-the-masses movement designed to limit all individuals’ access to the country’s civil courts by restricting their constitutional right to a trial by jury.
Often at trial, information is kept from a jury which one would ordinarily consider to be completely relevant in deciding a matter in real life.