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Many of our Georgian friends and neighbors contact our office on a daily basis to discuss the possibility of filing for bankruptcy. Filing a bankruptcy case can be an excellent way for an individual or a family to get their debts under control and improve both their financial present and future. One of the most critical aspects of a successful bankruptcy case is the correct app ...
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, “ ...
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.
Passengers are often victims of car or truck accidents in Georgia. Usually, passengers have no control over a wreck that left them injured so may have rights to file a claim against a number of parties. The fact a passenger is unlikely to be to blame for an accident he or she is hurt in means a lawsuit can be brought against more potential parties.
Cars are safer than they used to be and have additional features like electronic stability features and airbags while millions of dollars have been spent on driver education. However, traffic deaths are rising notwithstanding these improvements. Earlier this year, the New York Times reported on a sharp increase in traffic deaths.
Tired truck drivers cause some terrible crashes on the roads of Georgia. However, fewer people are aware that regulations intended to improve the problem were defeated last year. The scuppering of new rules to keep tired truckers off the road was greeted as a victory for the trucking industry, reported Associated Press.
Head-on crashes are the most dangerous type of collision due to the increased force sustained by drivers and passengers in each car. In these wrecks, two cars are traveling toward each other before the collision takes place. Statistics estimate that only 2 percent of all crashes are head-on collisions. However, they account for well over 10 percent of driving deaths.
If you are filing a lawsuit for an accident related claim in Georgia, it’s important to know how long you have to file. In some cases, injured parties wait too long and fall foul of Georgia’s Statute of Limitations. A time limit, or “statute of limitations,” applies to all injury-related personal injury cases filed in civil courts in Georgia.
The rights of pedestrians have been bolstered in Georgia in recent years but arguably they still have a considerable way to go. Many drivers are still unsure of the law when they encounter a pedestrian, states the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. More than 15 years ago in 1995 the Georgia legislature amended the crosswalk law so as drivers must “stop and stay stopp ...
Cyclists do not benefit from any national traffic laws. Instead, each state sets up its own bicycle-specific regulations. In Georgia, cyclists are protected by a number of laws including a passing law. In Georgia, as in most other U.S. states, a bicycle is defined as a vehicle. The rider enjoys the same rights as other road users and also is obliged to follow the rules.
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 ...
Georgia has some dangerous roads, none more so than I-285 which has the dubious distinction of being the deadliest interstate in the nation according to some surveys. The Atlanta Journal Constitution noted there were 2,867 fatal accidents on major American interstates in 2013, according figures from the National Highway Traffic Association. I-285 circles Atlanta.
It’s a well-known fact that you are more likely to be killed on a motorcycle accident than a car accident. However, the statistics are staggering. We are always alarmed at the number of people killed in Georgia motorcycle accidents. In 2015, 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes, up 8.3 percent from 4,594 the previous year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Adm ...
The Takata air bag scandal has gone on for more than two years and expanded into the largest recall in history in this country. Alarmingly, millions of drivers are still traveling around with airbags that could explode causing deaths or serious injuries. The air bag recall by the Takata Corp. has grown so massive that vehicle owners face waiting months for repairs, reported t ...
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.
If you are hit and hurt by a car in Georgia, liability is usually straightforward if the other driver is to blame. You file a claim against his or her insurance company. It’s more complicated after a commercial vehicle crash. If you are injured by a tractor trailer or a box truck, a number of parties can be to blame and it may not always be obvious.
Former football players who kill themselves after suffering from brain injuries continue to make headlines and have resulted in lawsuits. There has even been a movie devoted to suicide after a brain injury. These players were diagnosed with the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, thought to be caused by repeated blows to the head.
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 ...