Michael West

  • Drugged Driving May Have Been a Factor in Fatal Newnan Crash

    We hear a lot about drunk driving, but drugged driving is also a major factor in crashes in Georgia. It may have been the cause of a fatal Newnan crash. In a recent crash in Newnan, state patrol officers said drugs were suspected as a factor. The Newnan Times-Herald reported a fatal wreck in April. Investigators said a 28-year-old man lost control of his car on Boone Road.

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  • Safety Tips for New Motorcyclists in Georgia

    If you ride a motorcycle your chances of serious injury are considerably higher than if you drive a car. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), states there are more than 100,000 motorcycle accidents every year in the United States. Riders are almost 40 times more likely than drivers to lose their lives in a wreck because they lack the ext ...

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  • Five Tips for Safe Work Zone Driving in Georgia

    Work zones are notoriously dangerous places for drivers and road workers alike. In April, the death of a construction worker on Interstate 20 in Villa Rica highlighted the hazards of construction zones. Georgia State Patrol reported a Honda Civic was traveling westbound around 3:10 a.m. The car plowed into the northbound emergency lane and hit four people in a road crew worki ...

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  • Survey Finds More Distracted Drivers in the South

    Distracted driving is contributing to more and more accidents as smartphone technology advances. Drivers in the southern United States are more likely to be involved in accidents linked to distracted driving, according to research. More distracted drivers are in the south Everquote, an insurance company, gathered information during 2.

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  • I Have a Lot of Tax Debt – Can Bankruptcy Help Me?

    Benjamin Franklin once famously said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes – and he was right! For many Georgians, the trying economic times which resulted in job loss, decreased income, and overall depressed financial circumstances have been a true burden. One of these burdens many have experienced is increasing tax debt that they just cannot pay.

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  • New Year’s Resolutions

    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 ...

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  • I am Currently Unemployed – Should I File for Bankruptcy?

    During the aftermath of the Great Recession, many of our friends and neighbors lost their jobs after several companies downsized or outright closed their doors altogether. Additionally, many of our younger residents are graduating with first-rate educations from one of our fantastic Georgian universities, but they are unable to find work since the economy continues to struggle.

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  • The “Tricks or Treats” of Filing for Bankruptcy

    Americans all over the country continue to feel the adverse affects of the economic recession, which has caused hundreds of thousands of our friends and neighbors here in Georgia alone to take on multiple jobs, downsize their homes, or take out loans in order to make ends meet for their families. Due to these financial issues, folks from all over Georgia have contacted our offi ...

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  • 3 Ways to Rebuild Your Credit After Filing for Bankruptcy

    In these difficult economic times, many Georgians have found that the best choice for them and their families is to file for bankruptcy in order to come out from under their household debts. Speak to your bankruptcy lawyer to see if bankruptcy is a good option for you. Before someone embarks on the bankruptcy process, one of the most frequently asked questions he/she has is, “ ...

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  • 3 Things To Do Before Meeting with a Bankruptcy Attorney

    The prospect of filing for bankruptcy can be very intimidating, scary, and stressful – especially if you are going to do it on your own. Because the bankruptcy process can be very confusing, it is highly recommended that most Georgians work with an experienced and understanding bankruptcy attorney instead of trying to make their case a do-it-yourself project.

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