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Trucker Shortage Adds Danger to the Roads

Here in Georgia, as well as nationwide, trucking companies are struggling to hire enough drivers to haul cargo. The extent of the trucker shortage is unknown, but estimates range from a deficiency of 48,000 to 100,000 drivers. This problem is only expected to grow as global shipping increases, ports expand throughout the country, and older […]

Hire an Attorney Quickly to Avoid Spoliation of Evidence

We’ve all seen television shows and movies where detectives race to the scene of a crime to collect evidence before it can disappear or be destroyed, but what happens at the scene of a car accident when there are no detectives watching to make sure evidence is safeguarded? Accident scenes are generally not treated like […]

Georgia Actress Killed in Roadway Accident

Actress Thadea Williams’ promising career was tragically cut short on February 28 when she was killed in a late-night traffic accident in Savannah. The 30-year-old Stone Mountain resident, who appeared in such films as The Hunger Games, Fast and Furious 7, and The Single Moms Club, was a passenger sitting in the front seat of […]

Georgia Actress Killed in Roadway Accident

Actress Thadea Williams’ promising career was tragically cut short on February 28 when she was killed in a late-night traffic accident in Savannah. The 30-year-old Stone Mountain resident, who appeared in such films as The Hunger Games, Fast and Furious 7, and The Single Moms Club, was a passenger sitting in the front seat of […]

Georgia Lawmakers Attempt to Repeal State’s Helmet Law

Some Georgia legislators recently attempted to repeal the state law requiring adults to wear helmets while operating motorcycles, mopeds and three-wheel vehicles. House Bill 797, sponsored by Rep. Tom Kirby (R, Loganville) would have given adults 18 or older the choice of whether to wear a helmet; minors (those under 18) would still be required […]

Brain Damage: Understanding Diffuse Axonal Injury

Of the many types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is one of the most serious. Most TBIs involve the head suddenly moving or the skull suddenly stopping, leading the brain to smash into the skull. Bruising, concussion and a variety of other brain injuries are caused by this type of internal […]

The Importance of Carrying Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Most drivers purchase insurance and assume their costs will be paid if they are in an accident caused by another driver. In reality, this is not always the case. To understand why, you need to understand what insurance actually covers. Georgia requires all drivers to carry liability insurance, which pays for the medical costs and […]

Third-Party Claims for Negligent Security Under Georgia Law

Georgia law requires property owners to keep their buildings and grounds reasonably clear of hazards to prevent injuries to those visiting them. Visitors, shoppers and others hurt on someone else’s property can bring premises liability claims in court to seek compensation for their injuries. While the most well-known category of premises liability involves slip and […]

Georgia Truck Drivers and Cellphones: A Deadly Combination

Under federal law, commercial motor vehicle operators are not allowed to use cellphones to text while driving. They are also restricted from using cellphones for talking unless they are using a hands-free device. Violations of these regulations can result in civil penalties of up to $2,750 in fines. Recent changes in Georgia law have brought […]

Driver Accused of Hitting Police Vehicle While Intoxicated

A suspected drunk driver is accused of smashing into a Georgia State Patrol vehicle on February 12 near the intersection of Roswell Road and Piedmont Road in Buckhead. The officer suffered minor injuries but is expected to make a full recovery; the driver was arrested and could face various charges. The allegedly intoxicated driver is […]