Practice Pointers for a Personal Injury Practice

We have taken our 20 plus years of experience practicing as personal injury attorneys and developed a series of practice pointers with references to Georgia statutes and case law in order to provide some insight and helpful hints for less experienced attorneys.

These practice pointers will cover a different topic each week, and a different practice pointer will be emailed to registrants every business day. We hope these daily practice pointers will help you in your practice to recognize the questions you should be asking yourself in each case and provide you the answers you need as a personal injury attorney.

The practice pointers will be emailed each morning beginning on October 2, 2017 so be sure to sign up before that date. You must certify that you solely represent plaintiffs in order to receive the emails. You can sign up by filling out the form.

During the first 30 weeks, we will be covering the following topics:

1. Service of Process
2. Responding to Motions
3. Pretrial Matters
4. Statute of Limitations
5. Minor Claims
6. Multiple Defendants, Claims and Claimants
7. Parties
8. Depositions (3 weeks)
9. Discovery (2 weeks)
10. Dismissal and Renewal of Complaint
11. Default Judgments
12. Demands
13. Offer of Settlement
14. Negligence Claims
15. Loss of Consortium
16. Nondelegable Duties
17. Apportionment
18. Vicarious Liability
19. Wrongful Death
20. Unliquidated Damages Demand Act
21. Negligent Failure to Settle and Bad Faith Claims
22. Venue
23. Spoliation of Evidence
24. Underinsured Motorist Claims
25. Settlements
26. Liens
27. Experts


View Helpful Resources Available to You Our website at contains information about generating fees for personal injury cases through cocounsel arrangements even if you are not a personal injury attorney. Ethical rules allow fee sharing arrangements between lawyers as cocounsel in personal injury cases. This site provides information on these types of agreements.

The Library of Georgia Personal Injury Forms. If you are a practicing personal injury attorney, The Library of Georgia Personal Injury Forms provides all the forms that you need to start a plaintiff’s personal injury practice. You can find information on this book at

Personal Injury Seminar:We chair an ICLE seminar called Secrets to a Successful Personal Injury Practice that takes place in September of each year at the State Bar Headquarters. You can find information on this seminar at This seminar is designed to teach newer lawyers the basics of handling personal injury claims.

Truck Accident Book: Our treatise Understanding Motor Carrier Claims, 5th edition, provides an analysis of the commercial vehicle law and practical applications of handling commercial vehicle cases. You can request a complimentary copy of the book at

Truck Accident Lawyer Portal: The Truck Accident Lawyer Portal is a database of documents and information we have gathered over the past twenty years, including deposition transcripts, video clips, court documents and forms. As a plaintiff’s lawyer, you can access the portal by going to There is no cost for using the portal.

Breakfast Meetings: We host a complimentary breakfast workshop/seminar every 45 days. We invite plaintiff’s lawyers who have obtained recent verdicts to speak as well as physicians and experienced lawyers to speak on medical and legal issues. You can find information about these breakfast seminars at The seminars are streamed live and archived at