Lam v. Nationwide (Georgia Court of Appeals)

Jay Daniel Brownstein

Case Conclusion Date:February 19, 2001

Practice Area:Personal Injury

Outcome:Held that plaintiff was entitled to recover for aggravation of mental illness, despite having suffered no physical injury.

Description:Plaintiff suffered aggravation of mental illness, but no physical injury, in automobile collision. Insurer moved to dismiss claim based on Georgia's "no-contact" rule requiring a physical injury for recovery. Trial court denied motion, and insurer appealed.