What Is Distracted Driving: You Might Be Surprised!
October 24, 2017

By Maggy Randels In the age of mobile technology, we are all trying our best to stay connected at all hours of the day. When traffic causes the commute to work to last an hour (or more!), what else is there to do but use the time to put on your makeup, eat your breakfast, […]

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Jeff Shiver
For Every Wrong, the Law Provides a Remedy
October 18, 2017

By Jeff Shiver Ubi jus ibi remedium – For every wrong, the law provides a remedy.  Not in Saudi Arabia.   An article in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, September 29, 2017 covered a tragic fire where at least 10 people died, including a pregnant woman who leaped to her death from a window while […]

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Negligent Security – Why You Need an Attorney, Pt. 2
October 11, 2017

This is part 2 of our Negligent Security series. Please click here to read part one. Written by Daniel Beer. What security measures are considered “adequate” or “reasonable”? When it comes to the question of what security measures are considered “adequate” or “reasonable” for a certain property, one size does not fit all.  Not all […]

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Negligent Security – Why You’ll Need an Attorney Pt. 1
October 6, 2017

Written by Daniel Beer. What is negligent security law and why do you need an experienced attorney to pursue your claim? You may have heard of the phrase “negligent security,” but what does that really mean?  Under Georgia law, a property owner/manager is liable to a victim (or the family/representative of a victim) if a […]

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Hit Pedestrian: Who Has the Right-of-Way?
September 26, 2017

Hit Pedestrian: Who Has the Right-of-Way? By Brandon Smith Businesses and municipalities across the country are spending millions of dollars to construct more “walkable” city environments.  Research shows that people have a growing desire to live in communities with walkable access to work, shops, parks, and restaurants. In an age of ever-increasing distractions inside an […]

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Attorney Spotlight – Maggy Randels
September 20, 2017

The latest installment of the Shiver Hamilton Attorney Spotlight series takes a look at Shiver Hamilton trial attorney Maggy Randels. Maggy grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where she was valedictorian of her high school class and captain of the mock trial team. She then attended Washington University (in St. Louis, not D.C. or Washington State!). […]

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Preventing Unsafe Premises: Technology to Enhance Security
March 6, 2017

Existing Technology to Enhance Security As discussed in our last blog on premises liability, landlords in Georgia have a duty to exercise ordinary care to protect tenants from foreseeable risks of criminal activity.  This can mean providing reasonable security measures such as appropriate lighting, security cameras, security guards, controlled access gates, and fencing, strike plates, reinforced […]

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Premises Liability Law & Property Owners in Georgia
January 19, 2017

When property owners invite others onto their property, they have obligation under Georgia law to take reasonable steps to make their properties safe.  This doesn’t mean that a property owner has to eliminate all risks, but that he must exercise ordinary care to protect those he has invited onto his property from unreasonable risks that […]

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Alan Hamilton
2016: A Year in Review
December 20, 2016

Shiver Hamilton’s Year in Review As 2016 comes to a close, Shiver Hamilton reflects on another year of representing injured victims and families who have lost loved ones in tragic incidents. Our clients turn to us in times of incredible hardship, and we are honored that these clients trust us with what is likely the […]

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Impact of Autonomous Vehicles in the Trucking Industry
November 16, 2016

The auto industry has been discussing self-driving (or “autonomous”) cars for years, but it has long seemed like a futuristic concept that would take many years to become a reality. However, as prototypes of autonomous vehicles have begun to hit the roads, questions about the logistics of these vehicles are arising. What role will autonomous […]

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