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Hands Off The Cell Phone

The law regarding cell phone usage while driving in Georgia is written such that you can be fined if you are touching the phone while talking with any part of your body while driving, or even paused at a red light. You must be parked to use the phone. Even though, according to a 2006 study you are 23.2 times more likely to crash [ MORE » ]
Hands Off The Cell Phone
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Tractor Trailer Operators Face Increased Liability Under Hazardous Conditions

Large “18 Wheeler” vehicles that transport goods on our roads are under increased scrutiny and rules that passenger vehicles are not. A vehicle may be classed as a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) if it has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) over 26,000 pounds (11,794 kilograms) – some exceptions apply (see; FMCSA 383.5). If you have an accident with a commercial vehicle such as [ MORE » ]
Tractor Trailer Operators Face Increased Liability Under Hazardous Conditions
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Cruise Line Slip & Fall

The Prime issues to surmount when approaching a lawsuit with a cruise liner are; Statute of Limitations, Forum Selection, Choice of Law and Jurisdictional Issues. (SOURCE) Injuries on cruise ships and common carriers are handled in a different manner than injury claims on land which are dealt with via tort law. Even though cruise ship operators can use maritime or admiralty law, they are [ MORE » ]
Cruise Line Slip & Fall
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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?
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving is a state of diminished capacity that mimics the effect of drunk driving. Driving while tired is extremely dangerous and the NHTSA has released some troubling statistics: [ MORE » ]
Asleep At The Wheel
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