Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Why Was the Snapchat Speed Filter Lawsuit Revived?

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Over a year ago, we brought you the story of an Uber driver who had been hit at over 100 mph. The driver of that car was allegedly using Snapchat at the time of the crash. So, the wife of the Uber driver sued Snapchat, but the judge dismissed the claim. Now, an appeals court has handed down a ruling about the Snapchat speed filter—reigniting an almost forgotten case. The Resurrection of the Snapchat Speed Filter Lawsuit When the wife of the Uber driver who sustained a traumatic brain injury filed a lawsuit against Snapchat, the case was met with skepticism. The judge overseeing the lawsuit ruled that under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), Snapchat could not be held liable for the speed filter post. This is because the CDA protects internet service providers from liability when it comes to the creation and publication of content made…
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In Georgia, Is There a Difference Between Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Recovery?

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In September of 1992, a woman driving a Toyota van crashed and suffered a traumatic brain injury. This crash left her in a coma for over 20 years. Now, she has finally passed, and her family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Toyota. But will a personal injury filing from a few months after the accident derail the wrongful death case? Is It Possible to Be Awarded Both Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Recovery? Only months after her crash, the family of the woman in a coma filed a personal injury lawsuit. They claimed negligence on the part of Toyota, citing defective seatbelt latches and a defective door-locking mechanism. The trial ended in a verdict, awarding $400,000 for past medical expenses, $6 million for future care and $30 million for past and future pain and suffering. Over 20 years later, the woman finally succumbed to her condition. She never…
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Was Reckless Driving the Reason A Child Lost Her Life?

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On January 29th, a school bus on it’s way to Parkwood and Pearl Stephens Elementary schools crashed on Forest Park Drive. The crash sent several students to the hospital and parents rushed to find out if their kids were safe. However, one couple received unbearable news that has led them to filing a lawsuit against the school district for reckless driving. How Is a School District Responsible for a Bus Crash? It was early in the morning as a 2000 model-year Bluebird bus owned by the Houston County School System was making its rounds. Several students were already on board, awaiting their final stops as the bus came to a bend in Forest Park Drive. Those kids wouldn’t make it to school that day. According to police, the bus entered that corner too quickly, which forced the vehicle off of the roadway. Once off road, the bus tipped onto its…
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