What does it mean to cross-examine as an attorney?

The adverse attorney may “cross-examine” a witness by interrogating him or her in open court. The adverse attorney aims to highlight the deficiencies in the witness’ testimony, expose inconsistencies, or elicit facts that are favorable to the other party. Commonly in...

What is a Bench Trial?

The judiciary is often referred to as the “bench.” A bench trial is a trial where there is no jury and the judge serves two roles: (1) the person vested with the power to protect the procedural safeguards of the trial as to the rules of evidence and conduct of the...
Strokes Outside of Work and Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law

Strokes Outside of Work and Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law

A friend recently asked me if an employee who suffers a stroke could receive workers’ compensation benefits if the stroke happened outside of work.  My first instinct was to answer the question with a resounding no.  After all, how could any one prove that an...
How do I Pick the Right Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

How do I Pick the Right Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

The workers’ compensation system can be a messy labyrinth of ever-changing regulations and policies.  Without the help of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, it can be easy to get lost in the maze and fail to recover timely and adequate compensation...
Employers: Don’t Cut Corners on Workers’ Compensation

Employers: Don’t Cut Corners on Workers’ Compensation

If you are an employer, you are undoubtedly familiar with high workers’ compensation rates.  As you strive to keep your overhead low and eke out a profit, it can feel like a burden to pay these rates.  It may be tempting to take creative steps to avoid paying for this...