In Georgia as well as elsewhere, contracts for live concerts tend to run into quite a bit of contention between the parties. When the dispute cannot be mediated or resolved by private negotiations, the dispute will go to court and become another entry into the state's roster of business litigation cases. There are many different reasons for disputes over live entertainment to be commonplace, such as the failure of performers to make the show, the failure of promoters to sell enough tickets, and the failure to pay the entertainer the full amount promised.
In a typical car accident between two consumer drivers, parties exchange insurance information, build claims, and file them with their respective insurers or with the insurers of the other party. In most cases, the only potential defendants are the drivers and the claims hang on evidence that one or both drivers caused the accident.
Georgia like other states is grappling with the relatively recent problem of distraction on the highways. This phenomenon has led to an increase in motor vehicle accidents. Falling asleep at the wheel is not technically in the same statistical category; it has been, instead, a substantial cause of deadly highway accidents for a very long time.
In Georgia as in other states the law of personal injury is based on the legal concept of negligence. This doctrine imposes a duty of due care owed by vehicle operators toward one another. When car accidents occur, if one or more drivers were negligent in causing the mishap, then they must compensate victims injured in the accident. There are, however, many complexities of negligence law, and its application differs from state to state.
Some law enforcement authorities in Georgia encourage people to be vigilant of their surroundings and contact police if they notice any suspicious behavior. However, "suspicious" is a subjective term, and often, behaviors that some would label as such turn out to be easily explained. Unfortunately, a teenager has recently found himself facing criminal charges after a concerned citizen contacted police, likely leaving the young man considering his criminal defense.