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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 […]

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 […]

MARTA Bus Strikes Woman Crossing Road in Downtown Atlanta

A woman was struck by a MARTA bus in downtown Atlanta early on Friday, January 15. According to a spokesperson for the transit agency, the accident occurred at the intersection of Alabama and Forsyth streets at about 7 a.m. The bus was reportedly making a left turn at the intersection when it ran into a […]

Gwinnett Police Search for Witnesses to Fatal Accident

Gwinnett County police are reaching out to the public to ask for help in finding witnesses to a December accident that left one person dead and another in serious condition at a local hospital. The accident occurred December 9 at approximately 5 p.m. at the intersection of Patricia Terrace and Loganville Highway. According to police, […]

Stem Cell Treatments Could Help Paralyzed Accident Victims Recover Movement

Stem cell therapy has been the subject of a great deal of scientific research over the last two decades. Many doctors believe such treatments could actually help paralyzed people recover some movement and sensation in their bodies. This would be good news for those who have suffered major back or spinal injuries in car crashes […]

3 People Die in New Year’s Accidents in Georgia

Every year, New Year’s Eve — along with the early hours of New Year’s Day — is one of the most dangerous times for drivers out on the road. People are likely to be drinking to excess, not making good decisions and ultimately getting behind the wheel, which increases the likelihood of car accident occurring. […]

Three Dead in Midtown Accident After Car Flips Over

Three men were killed in an auto accident in Midtown Atlanta in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 9. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle, and the car ultimately flipped over on Interstate 75. The freeway had to be closed for several hours while responders cleared the wreckage. The men were 24, […]

Tips to Help You Stay Safe While Sharing the Road with Truck Drivers

It’s quite difficult to drive a tractor-trailer, especially when the operator is on the road with other motorists who are overly aggressive. Here are a few tips that can help you avoid an accident when sharing the road with truck drivers: Avoid the truck’s blind spots. Blind spots are large and numerous on tractor-trailers. They […]

Safety Regulations Impacting Truck Accident Claims

Personal injury claims related to truck accidents come with a number of unique challenges because of the various safety regulations affecting the trucking and shipping industry. Attorneys who take on these types of claims must have a thorough understanding of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations to be able to prove how a driver or […]