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The fall has brought a series of hurricanes to the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico and heavy downpours to Georgia. Extreme weather calls for extremely careful driving on the interstates and back roads of Georgia. It takes longer to stop and visibility is reduced when roads are slick. Some simple wet weather driving tips can help to protect you during downpours.
Philadelphia is jam-packed with colleges and universities—which is part of what makes Philly uniquely Philly. College students and good sense, however, don’t always go hand-in-hand. When you find yourself near one of our fine city’s beautiful campuses, it is always wise to beware of drunk drivers.
Every year, first responders like police and paramedics are injured or killed on the highways of Georgia. Tow truck drivers are also extremely vulnerable. It’s a reason for the creation of Georgia’s move over law. Georgia enacted the “move over law” which is intended to protect first responders in 2003. The state extended it recently to include vehicles with white lights.
While the number of distracted driving accidents went down in 2016, the total number of fatal crashes went up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released USDOT accident data for 2016, showing a two-year spike in fatal traffic accidents that exceeds any swings the US has experienced in over 50 years.
Several weeks ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced new rules governing payday lenders set to go into effect in 2019—that is if Congress doesn’t have its say first. As an aside, my colleagues have previously written on the need for payday loan reform on the state level. A more recent piece speaks to why payday loan reform is good for Alabama, and a pie ...
By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’ve lost your job and fallen on hard times. Debt collectors have been after you, and are becoming increasingly abusive and harassing. Some debt collectors have even crossed the line into illegal debt collection activities in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
This post addresses everything you need to know about prostitution laws in Texas. If you have been charged with a prostitution offense, solicitation offense, or promotion offense, learn as much as you can ab ...
Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2017: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Peter J. Brann— Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Stacy O.
New Whistleblower Award Opportunities for Information about Teaching Physicians Engaged in Healthcare Fraud Can you imagine being 82 years old, a highly respected physician at university teaching hospital and facing a decade in prison? That is the predicament Dr. Kenneth Rall finds himself in today after pleading guilty felony Medicare fraud.
Texas employs a fault-based system to determine who must pay the costs related to a car accident. In other words, the person who was at fault for the accident is liable for the damages caused by the accident. Whether at trial or in an out-of-court settlement, the victim of the at-fault party can recover compensation for injuries resulting from the accident caused by the at-fault party.
It might seem intuitive, but research indicates that changing sleep patterns can lead to more traffic accidents. Specifically, a growing body of research indicates that traffic accidents spike in the days following the beginning and those days following the end of Daylight Saving Time. Research indicates that the shift in how much sleep people get affects their driving, even wh ...
It has been more than a year since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed rules requiring speed-limiters on heavy trucks. The proposed rules would mandate speed governors to keep tractor-trailer rigs from exceeding specified speed limits.
According to one study, mechanical failures are a factor in about 12 percent of all auto accidents. Most of these mechanical failures are due to routine wear on car parts or a lack of proper maintenance. Another study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that about 20 percent of all traffic accidents are caused in some way by poor maintenance or ...
A laceration is a tearing of body tissues, which can result from an external trauma or when there is a fracture and the bone pierces the skin. Blunt trauma in a car accident can cause deep lacerations. A laceration is a tearing of body tissues, which can result from an external trauma or when there is a fracture and the bone pierces the skin.
Car accidents can cause a wide variety of serious injuries, including open head injuries. Even minor head trauma can cause long term and even permanent damage. Head injuries can be open or closed head injuries. Both types of injuries can have debilitating and life changing consequences. In this post, our St. Louis auto accident attorney will talk about open head injuries from car accidents.