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If you are not wearing a seat-belt, your injuries will likely be more serious if you are involved in a car wreck. Many people believe they will be barred from filing a personal injury claim against the other driver if they are not wearing a seat-belt. Although this is not the case, failure to wear a seat-belt may have an impact. This is not necessarily the case.
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.
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.
School bus accidents are often in the news in Georgia and elsewhere. Fortunately, fatal school bus accidents in Georgia and the rest of the country are very rare. When children tragically lose their lives, the crashes make headlines. Two years ago, a school bus crash in Houston in Texas caused widespread horror when the bus careened off an elevated roadway and crashed to the ground below.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
If you are a cyclist in an urban area, you probably dread the sound of a car door opening. All too often drivers and passengers open their doors without looking if the coast is clear. Cyclists are the most common victims of dooring accidents. Dooring accidents are a very real issue for bicyclists. More dooring accidents are occurring, news reports suggest.
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 ...
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.