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Personal Injury Appeals
Seasoned Trial Litigators For Appeals Of Personal Injury Cases
The appellate attorneys at the McArthur Law Firm are trial litigators. They have experience filing briefs and arguing cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. In some cases, our own clients obtain an unfavorable ruling when a judge misapplies the law or makes an error. In such instances, we have successfully appealed a number of cases. We can explain the appellate process to you to make sure you understand the next steps.
In addition to our own clients’ personal injury appeals, new clients frequently approach us after being represented by other attorneys at the trial court level. We are happy to offer free case reviews of unfavorable trial verdicts. We can then determine if we believe we can challenge an issue in the case on appeal.
Our Recent Experience in the Georgia Court of Appeals and Appellate Law
In our recent successful appeal of a medical malpractice and wrongful death case, the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of one defendant and denied regarding another defendant. Both cases were heard on appeal. The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in favor of our client regarding both defendants and reversed the one summary judgment in Knight et al. v. Roberts, No. A12Ao740, A12A0741, A12A0770 (Ga. Ct. App. July 2, 2012).
Appeals Attorney with Experience with Georgia Supreme Court Cases
The McArthur Law Firm recently appealed and argued a personal injury case to the Georgia Supreme Court. Our client was a man who witnessed his good friend violently killed on the side of the road by a negligent truck driver. The man died instantly. However, tissue and blood propelled onto our client’s body. Our client bravely stayed with his friend’s body and used a flashlight to guard it until police and emergency services arrived. As a result of this incident, our client suffered physical ailments including head and back injuries, as well as severe emotional distress. Doctors diagnosed our client with severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder that includes insomnia, flashbacks and thoughts of suicide.
The defense argued our client was not entitled to emotional distress damages. This was because he was only a friend and not a relative of the deceased man. The trial court disagreed. However, the defense appealed the issue to the Georgia Court of Appeals, which we won in Oliver et al. v. McDade, No. A14A0147 (Ga. Ct. App. July 16, 2014). The defense appealed again to the Georgia Supreme Court who ruled in favor of our client. Our client can now make a claim for emotional distress in his personal injury case at trial.
Appealing a Personal Injury Case? Speak to a Georgia Appeals Lawyer Who Gets More Because Our Law Firm Can
Our appellate attorneys are available to discuss your potential personal injury appeal. We are centrally located in Macon and Atlanta to represent clients statewide across Georgia.
We stop at nothing to aggressively represent our clients to the fullest extent of the law. We do not give up, and we will appeal a case if and when it is in our client’s best interests. Call us directly at 478-238-6600 or fill out our confidential online form regarding your personal injury appeal. We practice nationwide.