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Teens and other young people are statistically more likely to be killed in car crashes than older drivers. We were saddened to read about how two Georgia Southern students were killed in a recent wreck near Macon. The deadly car wreck south of Macon killed two Georgia Southern students who were also brothers in late November 2017 reported WTOC.com.
Improper lane changes are a major cause of traffic accidents in Georgia. They may cause sideswipe accidents whereby a car comes into contact with another in an adjacent lane, or an improper lane change can cause a car to brake suddenly or swerve, impacting other drivers. Usually, in these accidents the driver who makes the lane change is at-fault and he or she will often receive a citation.
If you have ever been driving along the highway at night and pulled up next to a car that is emitting a white-blue light from the drivers’ side window, beware. There is a good chance that the driver is looking at a screen and not at the road. Distracted driving is a major problem on the roads today, and results in approximately nine deaths every single day in the United States.
Every parent is nervous when they hand over the keys to a new teenage driver. Parents know that teenage drivers are inexperienced and do not always appreciate risks as well as adults. Teens may engage in risky behaviors behind the wheel—and not know what to do when they start to lose control of a car.
Every year, millions of people are injured in car accidents in the United States. In 2016, the number was a staggering 4.6 million according to the National Safety Council which also noted a 6 percent rise in deaths. In this article, we outline some common car accident injuries. If you suffer a minor sprain or minimal soft tissue damage you may not need to hire a personal injury lawyer.
Takata sold defective airbags for years. We believe the Japanese airbag supplier knew its products were defective at least as early as 2002 or 2004. There is evidence that they falsified test data and discussed how to cover their tracks. The right thing to do would have to alert regulators and dealers and warn the public.
When big rigs crash, other drivers, and passengers are frequently in danger. However, truckers also face dangers on a daily basis. Recently, a Georgia semi-truck driver lost his life in a crash that sparked a house fire. The wreck occurred close to the intersection of Industrial Park Road and Highway 411 in Cartersville in November.
When big rigs crash, the results can be devastating. Recently, two 18 wheelers crashed on Cleveland Highway in Cohutta in northern Georgia. One of the drivers was reported to be seriously injured. He was flown by helicopter to Nashville. The accident occurred just after midnight on Nov 30, reported WDEF News 12 Now. The seriously injured driver was identified Jacob L.
A few years ago, the Fourth District Court of Florida rendered an opinion in Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of Palm Beach County, Inc., 169 So.3d 164 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015) regarding Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (referred as to “FDUTPA”) (Florida Statute s. 501.201 et seq.).
In December 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a rule that requires the electronic reporting of work injuries. Reporting work injuries isn’t totally new since businesses under the rule already report this information to OSHA via a log. However, in an effort to organize records and improve research, the administration has decided to requir ...
Georgia police officers face daily danger when they are on highway patrol duties. Often they are victims of the accidents they police. Recently in Georgia’s Forsyth County, a deputy was transported to a local hospital after another car hit his patrol vehicle. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office reported that the deputy, Ron Reeves was sitting in his patrol car on the shoulder of Ga.
Yesterday, Governor Wolf signed HB 359 into law, which will take effect in 60 days and provides protections for hunters, (1) where they mistakenly kill a bear or elk, (2) where they are erroneously hunting in the wrong area and take a game animal that is out of season, and (3) where the hunter is current on a payment plan established by a court.
Victims of human trafficking or sex trafficking may be owed compensation from those who turned a blind eye. Hotel chains, truck stops, and even some websites which facilitate or turn a blind eye toward human trafficking can, in some cases, be held liable for the victim’s damages through a civil lawsuit.
Getting into a car accident can be frightening, and in the aftermath of the crash, you could be in shock. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you should immediately gather evidence related to the wreck and fill out common insurance forms and paperwork. By doing this right away, you can avoid many common insurance issues.
According to a recent Forbes article, Millennials may not be doing so badly when it comes to handling their finances. That’s interesting news considering about one-third of Americans—77 million people—have a report of a debt in collections. Further, the average adult owes around $5,178. Despite a poor economic outlook since Millennials began entering the workforce (rising stude ...
Did you know that the average student loan debt amount is over $37,000? To cover this increasingly expensive amount, you’ll will likely need some sort of financial aid. Each year, many new graduates leave college excited to begin their journey in the workforce or to continue their education at the Master’s level.
Zonar, a company known for its fleet management technology, studied data provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and developed an infographic depicting the 10 most dangerous roads for truckers in the United States. The highways, which are located in ten different states, see the most accidents involving semi-trucks during the year.
Drunk drivers are a serious issue on the highways of Georgia, particularly around the holidays. In November, a state official was charged with a moonshine DUI charge. A report on WSB-TV stated Department of Natural Resources Deputy Commissioner Walter Rabon Jr. was placed on administrative leave. He faces two separate investigations after police said he drove intoxicated near ...