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  • Five Wet Weather Driving Tips in Georgia

    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.

    Michael West/ Law Office of Michael West- 10 readers -
  • Outlining Georgia’s “Move Over” Law and Why it Was Extended

    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.

    Michael West/ Law Office of Michael West- 9 readers -
  • The Number of Car Accident Deaths Rose Again Last Year

    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.

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 16 readers -
  • Mark Your Calendars Payday Lenders: New Rules Expected to Take Effect in 2019 (Maybe)

    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 ...

    Bond and Botes- 11 readers -
  • What Are the Elements of an FDCPA Claim?

    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.

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 13 readers -
  • Brann & Isaacson Congratulates Its Six Super Lawyers For 2017

    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.

    Brann & Isaacson- 8 readers -
  • Teaching Physicians and Medicare Fraud

    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.

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • Poor Truck Maintenance Could Cause Your Semi Truck Accident

    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 ...

    Houston Personal Injury Attorney- 10 readers -
  • Severe Lacerations – Injured in a St. Louis Car Accident

    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.

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 12 readers -
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