Jarome Gautreaux

Are you Supposed to Stop for a Funeral Procession in Georgia?

Most drivers in Georgia follow the long-standing tradition of slowing down and stopping while a funeral procession passes, even when the law states they’re not required to. Georgia code 40-6-76 details the rules of the road for drivers who find themselves unsure of how to behave when they come upon a funeral procession.  The code… Continue Reading about Are you Supposed to Stop for a Funeral Procession in Georgia?

What To Do If You Are The Passenger In a Car Accident In Georgia

Just because you are the passenger in a car that causes an auto accident doesn’t mean you can’t recover for your injuries.  After all, you are merely a passenger, so the accident typically isn’t your fault.  It also doesn’t mean you can only receive compensation if you sue the driver of the car in which… Continue Reading about What To Do If You Are The Passenger In a Car Accident In Georgia

Five Ways To Avoid A Frightful Accident On Halloween

It’s a delightful time of year. The weather in Georgia has cooled, the leaves are falling and the holidays are fast approaching. To kick it all off, Halloween is right around the corner. Halloween night is meant to be fun, so try to avoid any frightful accidents that would lead to an ER visit. The… Continue Reading about Five Ways To Avoid A Frightful Accident On Halloween

The Importance of Satisfying all Elements of Medical Malpractice Claims is Demonstrated in a Recent Lawsuit in Georgia Against a Midwife

Few joys in life can compare to the joy of having a child. For some, though, it can be devastating if something goes wrong, and for T’Miaya Smith, that something happened. Shortly after her son was born, he began having seizures. A head CT scan later revealed ischemic (lack of blood flow) injuries to his… Continue Reading about The Importance of Satisfying all Elements of Medical Malpractice Claims is Demonstrated in a Recent Lawsuit in Georgia Against a Midwife

What is a Parent’s Legal Rights When a Child is Injured in an Accident?

Children get hurt all the time. It’s part of being a child. But when a child is injured because of someone else’s negligence, the injured child may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control, accidents, or unintentional injuries, are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children and… Continue Reading about What is a Parent’s Legal Rights When a Child is Injured in an Accident?

Amid Georgia’s Growing Opioid Crisis, Who’s to Blame?

Opioid addiction is a serious problem in this country and in Georgia. In fact, 29 counties in Georgia outpace the U.S. average for overdose rates and ranks among the top 11 states with most prescription opioid OD deaths. Aside from the problem of illegal use of opioids, patients suffering from real pain are at risk for… Continue Reading about Amid Georgia’s Growing Opioid Crisis, Who’s to Blame?

Hurricane Irma: What to Know About Insurance Claims After Natural Disasters in Georgia

Georgia is no stranger to deadly storms. On August 27, 1893, a hurricane hit Georgia, known as the Sea Island Storm, and killed 2,000 people. The Sea Island Storm is listed as the third deadliest storm in American history. Of course, life was different in the late 1800s. Buildings were different. Understanding of the weather… Continue Reading about Hurricane Irma: What to Know About Insurance Claims After Natural Disasters in Georgia

Wrongful Death Claims: Georgia State Appellate Court Reminds Us that the Statute of Limitations Matters

Wrongful death matters are serious by all means and filing within the statute of limitations is crucial. Compensation for wrongful deaths is a right generally reserved for surviving family members who depended on the decedent’s contributions — financial and emotional — to the family. Generally, any surviving spouse, surviving child/children, and in some cases, surviving… Continue Reading about Wrongful Death Claims: Georgia State Appellate Court Reminds Us that the Statute of Limitations Matters

What Happens When Both Parties In A Car Accident Dispute Fault?

Venus Williams, famous tennis player who lost in the finals of Wimbledon on July 15, 2017, had been involved in a fatal car accident a few weeks before the competition. The accident occurred in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and she was initially blamed for it but after review of camera footage, the police officially cleared her of… Continue Reading about What Happens When Both Parties In A Car Accident Dispute Fault?

Fallen Tree: Is Anyone Responsible For What Is Often An Act Of Nature?

Macon, Georgia is lush and green with its trees. Trees are majestic and beautiful, and they give life… but they also take it… Not intentionally. But more than 100 lives are taken annually throughout the U.S. due to trees. They do not kill when they stand tall, rather they become deadly when they fall, whether… Continue Reading about Fallen Tree: Is Anyone Responsible For What Is Often An Act Of Nature?