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After individuals are injured by another person’s negligent behavior, the victim often reaches the logical conclusion that the party that caused the injury should be held accountable. However, many times plaintiffs in these cases do not comprehend the reach of liability, as well as the fact that there may be additional parties responsible for the actual injury. In a negligence analysis, even a party that did not actually physically cause the injury may be considered to be proximately responsible for the accident and held liable accordingly.

380-bullets-1505776This reach of liability sometimes occurs in cases in which a person who is injured by a truck driver sues the trucking company for their negligence in failing to hire or train the employee. It may also occur when an individual is hurt because of a defect in a product, and the injured plaintiff sues the manufacturer or distributor of the faulty product. In these cases, plaintiffs must prove each of the necessary prongs of a negligence lawsuit for each named defendant.

One interesting area of the law that is still developing is third-party liability for the sellers of dangerous weapons and ammunition. Sadly, individuals are injured by gun violence with some regularity. As a result, the surviving loved ones want justice and occasionally attempt to bring a case against the seller of the gun or ammunition.

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The Marine who was freed from a Mexican prison after several months of imprisonment has been charged with driving under the influence. According to a national news report, the veteran served in two combat tours in the Middle East. His notoriety came about from an incident where he was arrested at the San Ysidro border after officials found ammunition and guns in his truck. A United States judge ordered him released so that he could seek treatment for PTSD.

alcohol-1342726-mHowever, earlier this month, about a year from his release, he was arrested for DUI in Georgia. Officials have charged the veteran with driving under the influence, improper passing, open container, and reckless driving. He was held overnight and was subsequently released after posting bond. The veteran’s spokesperson confirmed the arrest and stated that the veteran is suffering from serious mental illness.

Negligence Law in Georgia Personal Injury Cases

In the above case, the driver was very lucky that he did not injure himself or another driver or pedestrian as a result of his negligent behavior. However, in many drunken driving cases, the outcome is disastrous. In Georgia, if a person is injured because of another’s negligence there are several steps they need to take and certain elements they need to prove to pursue their claim.

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Last week near LaGrange, former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a tragic single-vehicle accident driven by his friend. According to a report by the Montgomery Adviser, the accident occurred around 3:00 in the morning at the intersection of Upper Big Springs Road and Lower Big Springs Road, where the SUV Lutzenkirchen was riding in failed to stop at a stop sign.

ball-in-flight-288138-mEvidently, after the SUV traveled through the stop sign without stopping, it rolled several times and eventually came to a rest on its roof. At some point during the accident, Lutzenkirchen was ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was also partially ejected during the accident. Both Lutzenkirchen and the driver died from the injuries they sustained in the accident.

Two others were also injured in the tragic accident, although both of them are expected to fully recover from their injuries. Police have taken the blood of the driver of the SUV to see if alcohol may have played a role in the accident. It may be several weeks before the results of the testing come back, however.

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In a tragic accident that occurred in New Jersey earlier this week, one man is dead and the actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after the limo they were riding in was rear-ended by a semi-truck driver on the New Jersey Turnpike. According to a report by CNN, the accident occurred shortly after one in the morning when the limo that was carrying Morgan and several others was forced to slow down for traffic ahead.

limo-85455-mEvidently, as their limo slowed, a semi-truck approached from the rear and failed to reduce its speed, crashing into the rear of the limo. A spokesperson from the New Jersey State Police explained that the driver attempted to avoid the limo at the last minute but was unable to get around it. The driver of the semi-truck is from Georgia.

Tracy Morgan was admitted into the hospital in critical condition, although he has improved since and is expected to recover. However, a friend of Morgan’s, a fellow comedian named James McNair, died from the injuries he sustained in the accident. Two other unnamed people were admitted to the hospital in critical condition. Four other vehicles were involved in the accident, but none of those drivers or passengers were seriously injured.

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