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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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Herniated disk and bulging disk injuries are sometimes confused but they are different conditions. You may suffer a herniated disk after an auto accident. According to the Mayo Clinic, a herniated disk occurs when one of the disks, which are rubbery cushions between the individual bones, is injured. A spinal disk often compared to a jelly donut.
Invokana is a diabetes drug marketed by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutical’s subsidiary. The family of a diabetic who took the drug claims diabetes drug complications led to his death. A wrongful death lawsuit filed this year in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey states Raymond Jack, Sr., from Georgia was prescribed Invokana in the spring of 2015.
Georgia personal injury lawyers are sometimes asked if it’s the law to wear a bicycle helmet in the state. The answer is no unless you are under 16. However, there are sound personal safety reasons to wear one Georgia bicycle statues require riders who are under 16 to wear an ANSI compliant cycling helmet. The ANSI is the American National Standards Institute.
Tow trucks operators do a dangerous job on the roads of Georgia. They often operate in exposed conditions in by the roadside, making accidents with tow trucks all too common. In November, a man was reported to be pinned under a vehicle after an accident in Forsyth County, reported WSBT-2. According to the Forsyth County sheriff’s office, a tow truck was attempting to remove a ...
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.
Snow is not a regular event in Georgia. When a winter storm arrives in the state it can be devastating because local authorities are ill-prepared for bad weather and drivers are not accustomed to it. Here are five bad weather driving tips to help you if a snowstorm hits or the mercury drops. 1 Beware of Black Ice During snowy weather, drivers may pay lots of attention to the ...
Alcohol and motorcycles don’t mix in Georgia or anywhere else. If you are riding a high-powered machine, the last thing you need is alcohol or drugs in your bloodstream that will slow your reactions. However, the number of motorcycle wrecks linked to alcohol has steadily increased in Georgia, alarming public safety agencies.
Opioid abuse in Georgia and elsewhere has claimed thousands of lives. The new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia has promised a tough approach to the problem. A report in the Newnan Times-Herald noted that while the illegal use of prescription painkillers is falling, synthetic fentanyl and heroin have grown in popularity among drug users. BJay Pak, who took over as U.S.
As cars get older they become more prone to accidents if they are not properly maintained. When a car breaks down on a busy highway like the interstates around Atlanta, drivers and passengers can be placed in danger. Here are seven most dangerous on your car that you ignore at your peril. Common car dangers 1 The Timing Belt The timing belt will snap if you don’t replace it.
Big rigs are dangerous enough when they are not overloaded. These vehicles have long stopping distances and often drivers are drowsy from long hours on the road. Add overloaded trucks to the equation, and the consequences can be truly frightening. Most trucking and distribution companies are motivated by the bottom line. They may cut corners to make a profit and this can mean overloading trucks.
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.
The terms DWI and DUI can be confusing and can mean different things in different states. DUI stands for driving under the influence. DWI stands for driving while intoxicated. While some states differentiate, there is not a difference between DWI and DUI in Georgia. DUI typically refers a driver who is operating a vehicle after consuming drugs or alcohol. Even prescription drugs can qualify.