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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 ...
Movie sets have become dangerous places recently with a spate of high profile deaths of stunts people. Recently, a stuntwoman died in a motorcycle scene that went wrong in Vancouver, Canada on the set of Deadpool 2. Joi ‘SJ’ Harris, reported The Daily Record, was believed to be the stunt double for Zazie Beetz, an actress who plays Domino in the film.
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.
Industrial accidents in Georgia are frequently very serious, causing grave injuries or death to workers. Industry uses heavy equipment and dangerous chemicals and workers can face dangers like burns or electrocution. In August in September, an explosion at a chemical plant left one worker dead. The Aiken Standard reported one worker was inside a tank when an explosion occurred.
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury in a car wreck, a slip and fall or perhaps on the sports field, you may suffer a host of interrelated issues including cognitive problems. Cognition relates to the act of knowing or thinking. It allows people to make judgments and to choose, remember, understand, and use information selectively.
As Georgia personal injury lawyers we often come across the situation where an accident victim wants to file a lawsuit but believes he or she may be partly to blame for a wreck. Not all car wrecks are clear cut. If another driver cuts in front of you on the highway, you may not be able to brake quickly enough to avoid hitting the car in front.
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 clients come to our office to discuss their bankruptcy options, they often have many questions such as “Should I file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13” and “Can I keep my house and my car?”. These are excellent questions and should absolutely be answered and taken into account when forming a successful bankruptcy strategy.
Many fatal accidents in Georgia occur when cars leave the road and hit trees or utility poles. Sadly, this was the scenario in Dawson County in September when a student basketball player was killed when his car veered off the road. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Ross Morkem, 19, was a 2016 graduate of Lambert High School in Cumming.
Incidents in which cars and trucks crash into buildings occur more often than we may think. Recently, diners were injured when a van crashed into an Atlanta restaurant. Several people were reported injured in August after a nine-car crash in Dahlonega ended with a van crashing into a Moe’s restaurant close to the University of North Georgia.
In June, a state trooper tried to stop a car with five teenagers inside in Cobb County in Georgia. Instead of complying, the teen driver tried to flee. The results were devastating even by the standards of the summer months in Georgia when teen accidents spike. The high-speed chase that ensued led to no less than nine separate crashes.
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.
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.
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.