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Head-On Crash Causes Serious Injuries on Georgia Roadway

Four people were seriously hurt this April after a head-on crash in Brunswick, when a woman allegedly crossed over into opposing traffic on County Road 17 near Needwood Road and hit a car carrying three occupants. According to witnesses, the cars were traveling in opposite directions, and the woman who caused the crash is alleged […]

Woman Hurt in Rear-End Accident Involving a Box Truck

A wreck between a Toyota Scion automobile and a commercial box truck in LaFayette resulted in serious injuries to the driver of the car. The 26-year-old woman was driving on U.S. Highway 27 near the LaFayette Walmart when a Times Journal Inc. truck in front of her stopped for a red light. The woman driving […]

UGA Student Injured in Wreck Faces Slow Recovery from Brain Injury

A wreck that claimed four lives this April has also left a University of Georgia student with serious brain injuries requiring lengthy treatment and rehabilitation. Agnes Kim, a 21-year-old student from Snellville, is receiving treatment at the Shepherd Center after her condition was upgraded from critical to serious. Before being transferred to the rehabilitation facility, […]

Concussions More Common Among UGA Cheerleaders Than Football Players

Concussions are a form of brain injury typically associated with athletes such as football players and boxers. Recent data from the University of Georgia, however, has left many people in the sporting and medical communities surprised — at UGA, the school’s cheerleaders experience concussions at a higher rate than the football players do.  As cheerleading […]

Understanding Georgia’s Modified Comparative Negligence Rule

Personal injury lawsuits are often based on the concept of negligence, meaning that someone had a duty to help keep others safe, and because of that person or organization’s actions or inactions, another person suffered an injury. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a person, a company or even a government […]

What Are Georgia’s Rules for Awarding Punitive Damages to Injury Victims?

Punitive damages occupy a special place in the Georgia legal system. Unlike damages for pain and suffering or for medical expenses, they are not meant to compensate a victim for a specific harm. Instead, they are intended to punish a person or organization who has acted dangerously and to deter others from repeating those actions […]

What Extra Safety Rules Must Georgia Truck Drivers Follow?

Tractor-trailers, also called semi-trucks or big-rigs, are massive vehicles weighing up to 40 tons, capable of transporting large amounts of cargo. Because of their size, their shape, and their ability to carry hazardous materials, 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks are more highly regulated than other vehicles. Accordingly, truck drivers have a variety of responsibilities […]

Patio Collapse in Doraville Raises Questions About Landlord Liability

Four people suffered injuries while attending a party this May when a second-floor patio collapsed. The injury victims were standing with a group of people on a second-floor patio at the Landmark at Banyan Bay apartments, as food was being cooked. Those hurt in the fall sustained minor injuries. The cause of the collapse has […]

Autonomous Trucks Have the Potential to Save Lives on Georgia’s Roads

When most people think of self-driving vehicles, their mind turns to Google’s small fleet of autonomous cars that are mostly confined to the roadways of California. While the technology is still costly, the truth is that self-driving vehicles are already considered safer than the human drivers who cause more than 30,000 deaths on American roadways […]

Will Electronic Hour-Logging Devices Make Trucks Safer?

Will Electronic Hour-Logging Devices Make Trucks Safer? Since the 1930s, when federal regulations were put into place to reduce accidents by limiting the time truckers spend on the road, truck drivers have been required to track their hours and miles driven in log books. For most of this time, truckers logged their hours in conventional […]