In The Daily Report: Comparative Negligence Case Highlights Tort Reform of Apportionment of Damages
Drunken Driver’s Parents Can Press Claim
A Georgia Court of Appeals panel this week issued a decision that favored the plaintiffs in the case at hand but could benefit defendants in the long run.
Tuesday’s decision was a win for the parents of Thomas “T.R.” Reed, who was driving drunk when he died in a metro Atlanta highway accident in 2008. A trial judge had ruled Reed’s negligence was so high that his parents couldn’t win a suit against the operator and owner of the illegally parked truck that Reed’s car hit, setting off a fire.