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What’s the Big Deal with Big Vehicles?

With buses, trucks and tractor trailers, everything is bigger. A truck can be 20-30 times the weight of the average vehicle, and with that factor, all the forces at play in an accident are magnified. The margins of error are smaller as increasingly congested interstates see increasing use by trucks. Distracted drivers, jockeying for position on crowded roads, with truck drivers who may be [ MORE » ]
What’s the Big Deal with Big Vehicles?
Posted in Truck Accidents, Personal Injury

Car Accident Police

CONSIDERING A DUI LAWSUIT

According to the CDC “Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.” All 50 states in the US and Puerto Rico now apply two statutory offenses to driving under the influence of alcohol. Known as Driving [ MORE » ]
CONSIDERING A DUI LAWSUIT
Posted in Uncategorized, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Car Accidents

Insurance Wreck Crash Damage Car Accident

Should You Report Every Car Accident?

Yes. Mostly. According to Consumer Reports; A claim-worthy accident happens once every ten years on average. So it’s worth your time to plan ahead – even if you are a safe driver, not everyone is. After an incident: obtain the name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, plate number, and insurance information of any other drivers involved in the accident, along with the names [ MORE » ]
Should You Report Every Car Accident?
Posted in Personal Injury, Car Accidents

Traffic Risk Road Death Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident Question & Answers

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and DMV.org informs us that: Injury or death of the rider occurred in 80% of motorcycle collisions. Motorcyclist deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles, based on 2014 fatal crash data. Motorcyclists are rarely at fault in accidents. What are Georgia’s motorcycle helmet laws? All riders on all low-power cycles are required to wear helmets [ MORE » ]
Motorcycle Accident Question & Answers
Posted in Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accidents

Driving In Severe Weather

How does severe weather impact driving? Severe weather conditions can have a significant and negative impact on a drivers ability to control their vehicle. According to the Federal Highway Administration, severe weather can impair visibility and negatively impact a drivers capabilities, as well as vehicle performance. Here are how some severe weather conditions impact driving: High winds can decrease visibility distance (due to blowing [ MORE » ]
Driving In Severe Weather
Posted in Personal Injury

Drunk Drivers A Look At Impact And Response

Drunk Driving: A National Problem Drunk driving is rampant in the United States. Some of the most troubling statistics, according toMothers Against Drunk Driving(MADD), include: Every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. Two out of every three people will be involved in a car accident involving alcohol during their lifetimes. 50-70 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive [ MORE » ]
Drunk Drivers A Look At Impact And Response
Posted in Personal Injury

Asleep At The Wheel

What is drowsy driving? Drowsy driving (or driving while tired) can lead to slower reaction times, as well as impaired attention, mental processing, judgment and decision-making. According to theNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving is a state of diminishedcapacitythat mimics the effect of drunk driving. Driving while tired is extremely dangerous and the NHTSA has released some troubling statistics: In 2014, there [ MORE » ]
Asleep At The Wheel
Posted in Personal Injury

Dangerous Drivers Negligent Truckers And Their Employers

Undoubtedly commercial truck drivers have one of the most difficult jobs. Drivers spend hours behind the wheel of large vehicles carrying tons of cargo often on dangerous roadways and in high traffic areas. However, these professionals and their employers are expected to be diligent and safe. Trucking Accident Statistics According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), thousands of people are injured and [ MORE » ]
Dangerous Drivers Negligent Truckers And Their Employers
Posted in Personal Injury

Steps To Take After A Car Wreck

If youve ever been involved in an automobile crash, you probably already have an appreciation for the profound effect it can have on both you and your family members — particularly if you or your passengers sustained serious injuries. And on top of all that, the accident probably happened so fast that it has left you feeling a whole host of emotions, including confusion [ MORE » ]
Steps To Take After A Car Wreck
Posted in Personal Injury

Car Accidents A Closer Look At Negligence

Negligence often plays a significant part in many car accidents that occur throughout the state of Georgia and elsewhere in the country. Generally speaking, negligence occurs when an individual fails to use reasonable care. But what is reasonable care? Under the law, reasonable care involves the individual acting in a manner that a reasonably prudent person in the same circumstances would act. In order [ MORE » ]
Car Accidents A Closer Look At Negligence
Posted in Personal Injury

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