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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 ...
New Year’s Eve has come and gone and with it came New Years Resolutions! Starting a new year is like starting with a clean slate and is a great time to evaluate your goals. Many people make fitness related goals or career related goals, but why not make a few financial related goals while you’re at it? The New Year is a great time to assess you finances and lay out a plan for g ...
A new DUI law in Georgia means some drivers who are convicted of driving under the influence may use a device that prevents them starting their car if they are drunk. The device is called an ignition interlock. These gadgets are being used in more and more states and are supported by the pressure group Mothers Against Drunk Driving which claims they have kept 2.
When big rigs collide, the result can often be a fiery crash that leaves drivers dead and seriously injured. Tragically, this was the case in an I-75 truck wreck in Lowndes County in Georgia over the summer. A tractor-trailer driver who was injured in the wreck later succumbed to his injuries, reported Valdosta Today. On June 23, at around 6:29 p.m.
We all know distracted driving claims lives and leaves people injured. It has not stopped distracted drivers continuing to check their phones at the wheel, endangering others. Now new research from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute has looked more carefully at how drivers react to different types of distractions.
Drug trafficking is taken very seriously by the federal authorities. However, in a recent case in Georgia, it’s federal workers who are facing charges of accepting bribes to deliver packages of cocaine. In August, the U.S. Department of Justice reported 16 U.S. Metro Atlanta postal service workers were charged with allegedly accepting bribes to deliver large amounts of cocaine ...
Cars and trucks may burst into flames if they are involved in terrible accidents. However, in some cases, a design fault may cause a blaze as with defective gas tanks on Chryslers, a problem that led to a series of lawsuits. In 2015, the Detroit-based automaker was accused of acting with “reckless or wanton disregard for human life” over the design and sale of its Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Many accidents in Georgia are caused by drunk or distracted driving. However, a careless move like an improper lane change can cause a very serious wreck. Recently an Olympic high jumper was awarded one of the highest jury verdicts in Troup Superior Court in central Georgia against a driver who injured him when he made a careless lane change, reported the La Grange News.
Car wrecks are very stressful for all parties involved. You may be angry or injured. However, in some instances, a harrowing scenario becomes a tragedy when parties lose their cool. In one of the most recent episodes of road rage in Georgia, a driver lost his life. A deadly shooting occurred in DeKalb County in June, reported Fox News.
The fall has brought a series of hurricanes to the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico and heavy downpours to Georgia. Extreme weather calls for extremely careful driving on the interstates and back roads of Georgia. It takes longer to stop and visibility is reduced when roads are slick. Some simple wet weather driving tips can help to protect you during downpours.
Every year, first responders like police and paramedics are injured or killed on the highways of Georgia. Tow truck drivers are also extremely vulnerable. It’s a reason for the creation of Georgia’s move over law. Georgia enacted the “move over law” which is intended to protect first responders in 2003. The state extended it recently to include vehicles with white lights.
Hot car deaths of infants in Georgia are emotive after a recent headline-grabbing case in which a suburban dad was convicted of murder. Justin Ross Harris was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. The infant died in 2014 after his father left him in a hot car for seven hours while he went to work.
Armed robbery that crosses state lines is prosecuted at a federal level and habitually carries a very severe sentence. In August, a man from Alabama who was convicted of 10 armed robberies, including one in Newnan was sentenced to life in a federal prison. Tariq Khalil Jones was sentenced to life plus 282 years in prison, reported the Newnan Times-Herald.
Jet skis are some of the most dangerous vessels that operate on the waterways of Georgia. Over the summer months, these accidents typically spike. Recently, in McCormick County in South Carolina, a jet ski accident resulted in the death of a woman, reported the TV station WFXG. Capt. Robert McCullough with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said alcohol may have b ...
Movie sets have become dangerous places recently with a spate of high profile deaths of stunts people. Recently, a stuntwoman died in a motorcycle scene that went wrong in Vancouver, Canada on the set of Deadpool 2. Joi ‘SJ’ Harris, reported The Daily Record, was believed to be the stunt double for Zazie Beetz, an actress who plays Domino in the film.
Americans have seen high hikes in car insurance rates in recent years and Georgia saw the highest increases in the country as the industry blamed more wrecks. Recently, the Atlanta Journal Constitution noted Georgia experienced the highest increases in personal auto insurance rates in the country in 2016.
In today’s high tech era when every facet of our daily lives is captured on cameras, the evidence from police body cameras has become increasingly important. Body camera footage can be vital evidence in personal injury cases. Often this kind of evidence is more powerful and immediate than statements when put before juries.