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Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Suing Slow Drivers for Damages

Most states, including Georgia, follow a set of standards known as the Uniform Vehicle Code. One of the rules of this code is that drivers must keep right if they are traveling slower than the speed of traffic. If you suffer injuries because a driver failed to follow Georgia’s slow-driving laws, you may be able … Read More

Driving With Worn Tires Can Cause Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9 percent of passenger cars in the United States have at least one bad tire. According to an earlier NHTSA study cited in the report, more than 400 deaths, nearly 11,000 non-fatal injuries and more than 78,000 crashes occur annually due to flat tires or blowouts. Driving … Read More

Motorcycle Safety Can Save Lives

In July, local news sources in Gwinnett County reported on a crash in Norcross where a motorcyclist was killed by a driver who did not yield while making a left turn. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to severe accidents because they are largely unprotected and often hard to see. Therefore, they need to take extra care … Read More

Truck Drivers Hours-of-Service Revised for Safety

Driver error causes 90% of truck accidents. Tired drivers have more accidents ― and truck accidents are particularly deadly. Thankfully, federal rules have recently become stricter for truckers. In particular, truckers’ hours-of-service, or the amount of time they are allowed to drive per week, has decreased. These new regulations went into effect at the beginning … Read More

Paying Your Medical Bills After an Accident

According to researchers at Harvard Medical School, debt for medical expenses accounted for 62% of all bankruptcies in 2007, up from 46% in 2001. These included expenses after an accident and due to illness. We know how difficult it is to pay off medical bills, especially if you don’t have health care coverage. If you … Read More

What Makes Truck Accident Cases Different from Car Accidents

Truck accidents are oftentimes harder to litigate than car accident cases. Truckers are professionally licensed, have ample insurance, and work for large companies with extensive legal resources. Thankfully, we can help you prepare. First, we notify the trucking company that there is a pending claim The first thing we do in truck accident cases is … Read More

Top 5 Causes Of Truck Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011 truck accidents caused 50% of vehicle fatalities in the state of Georgia. Trucks are approximately 25 times heavier than cars, inflicting serious damage when involved in vehicle crashes. Many truckers also work under stressful conditions, working long shifts with little to no sleep. These factors … Read More

What Can I Recover If I Was Hit By A Drunk Driver?

Drunk driving can be a costly mistake for any perpetrator, including celebrities. Take former Fox 5 broadcast anchor Amanda Davis, whose DUI in November ruined her career. Atlanta police arrested Davis on November 11 for DUI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane. Soon afterwards, Davis was suspended from her on-air spot, and in April, … Read More

Why You Need More Than Basic Car Insurance Coverage

Recently, 20-year-old University of Kentucky football starter Ashely Lowery suffered serious injury from a single-car crash. His car ran off the road and overturned several times. If Lowery had crashed in Georgia carrying only basic car insurance coverage, neither Lowery’s injuries nor the damage done to his vehicle would be covered. It is important to … Read More

Dos and Don’ts After The Crash

Being in an auto crash is unnerving, and usually leaves one feeling disoriented. Although there are important action steps to take immediately following a crash, it may be difficult to think of them on the spot. Therefore, it is important to plan in advance for the possibility of an accident ― which is what we … Read More