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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

Thinking of Hiring A Personal Injury? Lawyer Be Sure To Ask These Questions First

If youve been injured in an accident or incident of some kind, you may be searching for an attorney to help you fight for your rights and the just compensation to which you are entitled. Duluth injury lawyers can help accident victims and their families deal with the at-fault partys insurance company or, if it becomes necessary, they can represent victims in court. For [ MORE » ]
Thinking of Hiring A Personal Injury? Lawyer Be Sure To Ask These Questions First
Posted in Personal Injury

Liability Of Cities For Injuries On Streets And Sidewalks

As a general rule, it is very difficult, though not impossible, to sue the government. This difficulty arises from the doctrine of sovereign immunity, which prevents suits against governmental entities, unless an exception is specifically provided. One of those exceptions relates to the obligation of a city to properly maintain its streets and sidewalks, and allows for the recovery of damages by those injured [ MORE » ]
Liability Of Cities For Injuries On Streets And Sidewalks
Posted in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation

Recovery Of Emotional Distress Damages For Negligent Acts

The following is quoted from Presiding Judge Doyles opinion in Oliver v. McDade, 328 Ga.App. 368 (2014): John McDade was riding as a passenger in his own truck, which was being driven by his close friend Matthew Wood on I-16 in Dublin, Georgia. McDade, Wood, and others were returning home late at night from a dirt car race in which Wood had competed, and [ MORE » ]
Recovery Of Emotional Distress Damages For Negligent Acts
Posted in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Appeals

Negligent Security

If you have been the victim of a violent crime such as an assault, mugging, shooting, stabbing or rape in a public place such as a mall, school, hotel/motel, restaurant, bar or amusement park, you may be entitled to compensation. You may also be entitled to compensation if death has occurred to someone you know as the result of a violent crime. Injuries resulting [ MORE » ]
Negligent Security
Posted in Personal Injury

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