The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case Did you know that, according to a 2016 study by Johns Hopkins, medical errors cause 250,000 deaths per year in the United States making it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer? How do we, as a society, work to reduce this alarming statistic…

Welcome to my newly launched website and thank you for checking out my latest blog post.  This month, I begin my 8th year as a plaintiff attorney representing injured individuals and families in wrongful death cases after 21 years as an insurance defense attorney.  It’s hard to believe that I have been handling personal injury…

No, a tort is not a dessert, and this article is not about texting while enjoying your cake and ice cream.  With this, I address the issue of whether texting while driving should entitle an injured party to punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. The word “tort” is from the French for “wrong” and…

As a personal injury attorney, preservation of the evidence is of the highest importance.  I’ve received telephone calls involving serious injury to person and property involving defective products or dangerous conditions.  Too often, I have had to respectfully decline a case because the defective product or condition was not preserved for inspection by an expert…

I am David Dekle, a personal injury attorney practicing in Augusta and all across Georgia.  When I sit down with potential clients for the first time, the weight of the world is on their shoulders, and they need help.  “How am I going pay these bills, recover my lost pay, and get my life back…

Hello, my name is David Dekle, and I am a personal injury attorney practicing throughout Georgia.  Over the years, I have handled my share of civil rights cases mostly involving prisoners and detainees.  Some have been my most interesting cases and most challenging as well. From time to time, we inter-act with government officials and…

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