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.
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
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 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.
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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.
OVER $40,000,000 [MILLION] IN CAREER ASSOCIATED VERDICTS OR SETTLEMENTS
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