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Traffic accidents typically spike over the holidays and the July 4 holiday often tops the table for the most deaths on the roads of America. A report on 24/7 Wall Street in 2013, noted National Safety Council (NSC) statistics that estimated the number of traffic accidents and deaths that occur on major U.S. holidays.
Drivers in the United States often take long summer road trips. It’s not unusual for families from the north east to travel all the way to Florida. By the time they pass through Georgia, drivers are often tired and kids are fractious. It can be a recipe for car wrecks. You can’t ever eliminate the danger of becoming a statistic but you can take some precautions to safeguard yo ...
New Year’s Eve has come and gone and with it came New Years Resolutions! Starting a new year is like starting with a clean slate and is a great time to evaluate your goals. Many people make fitness related goals or career related goals, but why not make a few financial related goals while you’re at it? The New Year is a great time to assess you finances and lay out a plan for g ...
If you hit another vehicle from behind, there is a common perception an accident is your fault. However, this assumption cannot always be made if you are involved in a rear-ender wreck. The concept of negligence is more important in apportioning blame for car crashes in Georgia than the circumstances in some cases.
Fatal accidents on the roads around Newnan are always tragic. Police say a recent death was linked to a road rage incident. A family from Grantville lost a daughter and mother to a car crash in the summer. Police said this was an entirely preventable tragedy. A report in the Newnan Times-Herald stated 32-year-old Jessica Jones lost her life when her Ford Expedition crashed in ...
Accidents involving dump trucks are often extremely serious. Although we don’t hear about as many wrecks involving dump trucks in Georgia as those involving tractor-trailers, these vehicles are extremely dangerous. Dump trucks are bulky and have many blind spots. Other motorists who are involved in accidents with these vehicles often suffer horrendous injuries or lose their lives.
Pedestrians have rights in Georgia and the state’s crosswalk safety laws have been strengthened in recent years. The rights of walkers are outlined by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia. Back in 1995, the Georgia legislature changed the state’s crosswalk law to say drivers must “stop and stay stopped” for pedestrians. Previously drivers had to merely yield to walkers.
Automated vehicles are seen as the future of motoring. The technology raises the prospect of the number of car accidents being cut dramatically in the future. Some companies are even working on automated trucks. Recently, the publication Construction Equipment detailed how Volvo is developing automated trucks for off-road operations.
During the winter months, when mornings and nights are darker, students face additional risks at the school bus stop and getting to it. The number of students who use school buses is staggering. The National Safety Council states as many as 25 million students nationwide start and end their day with a trip on a school bus. School buses are designed for safety.
Chain reaction accidents are often serious and involve multiple injuries. In September, a chain reaction tractor-trailer crash in Georgia left a man with critical injuries. A driver was reported seriously injured in a chain reaction crash on September 22. The crash involved two cars and a pair of tractor-trailers on Interstate 75 southbound in Macon.
We hear a lot about smart cars and self-driving cars. More vehicles are equipped with safety technology to avoid crashes. It’s, therefore, puzzling that at a time when cars are getting safer traffic fatalities rose in 2016. Figures released in October by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that the number of traffic deaths in 2016 rose nearly 6 percent ...
When you suffer a severe injury to a limb like an arm or a leg, you may face amputation. These kinds of accidents are incredibly difficult and debilitating. Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer amputations in crashes. Amputations are serious and life-changing. There are far too many of these kinds of injuries in and around Atlanta.
Cities like Atlanta developed fast in the 20th Century around the demands of the car. Their designers paid less attention to public transport, walkers and cyclists. This is changing thanks to projects like the Atlanta Smart Corridor Project that aims to make the city’s roads safer. The project noted ITSInternational, is a partnership between the Georgia Department of Transport ...
Wrongful death lawsuits are always difficult and harrowing for families who lost a loved one. Often these cases are brought over car crashes or industrial accidents. However, in Georgia, the mother of Dylan Walsh, a three-year-old boy whose body was found in a lake two years ago, has filed a wrongful death suit against her ex-husband.
You may be aware of Miranda Rights from cop shows on the TV. Suspects in cases have a right to be warned by police that what they say can be used against them as evidence. However, few people are aware of the history of Miranda rights. The Miranda warning stems from a landmark case in 1966. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v.
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most serious potential consequences of a car, motorcycle or truck crash. While most fractures heal, brain injuries can be permanent and may impair the sufferer for life. Traumatic brain injuries, known as TBIs can cause irreversible damage in the long-term because the inflammation associated with the injury can prevent healthy brain tissu ...
Pedestrian accidents are common in and around Atlanta. On fast-moving highways, walkers often take their lives in their hands. Recently, a pedestrian was hit and killed in the early hours of the morning in DeKalb County. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the fatal accident occurred on Bouldercrest Road south of I-285, in September.
Georgia law prohibits convicted felons and mentally ill people from owning firearms. However, there are ways felons can own guns. The restrictions are set out under Georgia law. You may not own a gun if you are a convicted felon or are convicted of an offense arising out of possession, manufacture, or use of a controlled substance.