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The Dangers of Driving on Snowy Roads

THE DANGERS OF DRIVING ON SNOWY ROADS   The leading cause of death from winter storms isn’t exposure or exhaustion, but instead, automobile or transportation accidents. According to the Federal Highway Administration, 70 percent of the nation’s roads are located in snowy regions—in other words, anywhere that receives more than five inches of snowfall each [...]

By |2019-01-21T11:03:27-06:00January 21st, 2019|Auto Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on The Dangers of Driving on Snowy Roads

Holiday Travel by Automobile

Thanksgiving is actually a bigger holiday travel period than Christmas and New Year’s. According to the United States Department of Transportation’s holiday travel statistics, travel to a destination 50 miles or more away increases by 54% over Thanksgiving weekend and only by 23% during Christmas and New Year’s. The automobile is the choice of the [...]

By |2018-11-07T12:52:04-06:00November 7th, 2018|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Holiday Travel by Automobile

Trucking Accidents and Driver Fatigue

  Each year there are thousands of truck accidents, leading to injuries and fatalities, expensive insurance claims and lengthy traffic jams as wreckage is cleared. While large trucks are involved in fewer accidents than other types of vehicles per 100 million miles driven, these accidents have a higher rate of fatalities. In  those crashes where [...]

By |2018-09-19T10:42:10-05:00September 19th, 2018|Trucking Accidents|Comments Off on Trucking Accidents and Driver Fatigue

Wrongful Death Claims in Georgia

WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS IN GEORGIA   Georgia state law defines a "wrongful death" as the death of one person caused by the "negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal" acts of another person or entity (such as a business). Negligence is typically defined as a failure to use reasonable care when there is a duty to do [...]

By |2018-08-09T10:16:57-05:00August 9th, 2018|Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Wrongful Death Claims in Georgia

Accidents Involving Uber or Lyft – Passenger Rights

PASSENGER RIGHTS IN ACCIDENT CASES   Chain Liability For passengers of companies such as Uber of Lyft who are injured in an accident, there is more than one party who may be held responsible for injuries and damages. First of all, the driver would be liable if the accident was deemed his fault. Additionally, Uber [...]

By |2018-08-08T10:17:54-05:00July 19th, 2018|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Accidents Involving Uber or Lyft – Passenger Rights

Risky Driving

  RISKY DRIVING   There are numerous factors that contribute to auto accidents.  Below are some facts related to various causes of drunk driving taken from https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving.   DRUNK DRIVING The interactions between alcohol and other substances in the body such as certain medications or illegal drugs increase impairment and make driving more risky. Alcohol [...]

By |2018-08-08T10:32:48-05:00July 18th, 2018|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Risky Driving

General Personal Injury Tips

To the average person with no legal training, the law can be a confusing, complicated and too often a frightful intruder into one’s personal life. People are said to hate all lawyers except the one representing them. If you are injured: Take care of your injuries immediately (see a doctor) Contact a lawyer Document [...]

By |2018-06-29T13:23:23-05:00June 21st, 2018|Personal Injury Attorney Tips|Comments Off on General Personal Injury Tips