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An overview of GA Law including  Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Wrongful Death | Overview of GA Law by Bob Windholz
An overview of GA Law including  Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Wrongful Death | Overview of GA Law by Bob Windholz

Georgia Laws Overview

Having a Georgia attorney with a knowledge of Georgia laws is essential in any legal matter. Georgia, was chartered by King George II in 1732, and is remembered as the thirteenth British colony to be created, was put under the governance of twenty-one Trustees. Georgia has its own unique laws as do the other 49 states in the Union. Contact the law office of Robert S. Windholz, LLC to speak to a knowledgeable attorney today.

Medical malpractice

Under Georgia law, any individual who practices surgery or administers medicine for compensation must show a reasonable degree of care and skill. Any injury resulting from a lack of such care and skill shall result in a tort. If a wrongful death occurs as the result of medical malpractice, the surviving spouse, children or next of kin absent marriage or children, may file a lawsuit for compensation. The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice injury is two years from the date of the injury in most circumstances. There are limited exceptions particularly if the injured person is a minor.

Products liability

If you use a product in a reasonable manner and sustain an injury as a result, the law in Georgia says you may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit. If you win, you are entitled to receive compensation from the builder, manufacturer or designer of the defective or unsafe product. The statute of limitations for a product liability injury is typically two years from the time of your injury. For more information on products liability and other laws, check the laws of the State of Georgia website.

Wrongful death

Wrongful death refers to any death caused by the negligence of another individual. A wrongful death can cause an unparalleled amount of grief, anguish and pain for any family. According to state law, the statute of limitations gives you two years from the date of the death to file a lawsuit.

How the law in Georgia differs from other states

While most driving laws in Georgia are similar if not identical to driving laws in the rest of the nation, this state does not have a fine for speeding five miles per hour or less over the speed limit. Additionally, points are not assessed for driving fourteen miles per hour over the speed limit during the day time while driving on freeways. You can learn more about this and other topics via the Georgia Department of Transportation's Information Center.

Contact Robert S. Windholz, LLC today

If you or a loved one has been injured, you may be entitled to money damages for the harm caused. We have represented victims of personal injury and wrongful death since 1973. Contact our Alpharetta, Georgia law office today for a free phone consultation regarding your case.


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Grace and Carlton Parkinson v. West Paces Ferry Hospital, (1989) $4,088,536 Verdict

Young v. Beers Construction et al, (2003) $1,500,000 Fulton State Court, Mediated result

Laird v. Pensky, Bronx, NY. $1,200,000 Settled During Trial, Plaintiff Determined More than 50% at Fault

Clinard v. Morgan Southern Trucking, (1997) $550,000 Settlement

Hobrook v. Hartsock, Forsyth County, (2000) $192,500 during litigation

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