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Georgia DUI Penalties Severely Impact Your Life

Georgia’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws are strict and can have a significant impact on your life with fines, suspension of your driver’s license, community service and even jail time. Even a first DUI offense can lead to many future complicated legal consequences. DUI convictions remain on your driving record for the rest of your life which may affect future employment or increase your vehicle insurance rates. Retaining an experienced DUI attorney right away is a smart choice when facing the many penalties you may be charged with. Georgia DUI Alcohol Limits The DUI blood alcohol concentration (BAC) percentages […]

Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Negligent Drivers

While many drivers place the blame on the motorcyclist when a crash happens, the majority of motorcycle accidents in Georgia are the result of negligent car, truck or SUV drivers. A motorcycle is a smaller vehicle and a driver may easily miss seeing the motorcycle if they do not look over their shoulder when switching lanes or making a turn. Negligent drivers generally cause the cyclist severe injuries that are often life-altering and deserving of compensation. Common Reasons for Driver Negligence According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA), in 2015 almost 5,000 people died and 88,000 more motorcyclists were […]

Car Event Data Recorders & Black Boxes

What do car event data recorders have in common with “black boxes”? We all remember hearing about airplane crashes and how important it is to investigators to recover “the black box.” The infamous “black box” really isn’t black in color, but it does record many vital pieces of information that help investigators determine what may have caused the crash. Basically, “black boxes” are event data recorders, and almost all of the new cars being manufactured today have some kind of event data recorder. Car Event Data Recorders in Mid 1970s General Motors introduced the first basic event data recorder in […]

Car Safety Factor – What is Critical for Safety?

The car safety factor has become an important part of car design. Every year the automotive industry adds new safety technologies to its newest car designs. Many of the safety technologies that have been developed in recent years, such as front air bags, are now standard in vehicles. Some of the newest safety technologies are available for an extra cost in the newest of vehicles. When shopping for a newer vehicle people usually consider gas mileage, whether they like the look of a particular vehicle, if it will meet the needs of their family, and what car safety features their […]

Roundabout & Intersection Accidents in Georgia

The Federal Highway Administration has identified that intersection accidents account for about 1/4 of all fatal accidents and 1/2 of serious injuries. Car accidents at intersections are often high speed impact and T-bone (90 degree) accidents, which cause the serious injuries and fatalities. An answer to this problem appears to be the roundabout. The Georgia Department Of Transportation has been working to make Georgia’s highways safer through a combination of different technologies and also by installing the roundabout at certain intersections. There were only about 100 roundabouts in our entire nation 16 years ago. The GDOT’s data shows that there are […]

Pokemon Game Distracted Driving Accidents

An interactive Pokemon game for smartphones has inspired many to take to the streets on foot and in cars in search of catching imaginary Pokemon creatures. Since this app was released on July 6, 2016 many people have been enjoying playing this interactive game. The application is free to download and takes the world of gaming on a console out of your home and into the real world. Car, Pedestrian Accidents & Muggings Befall Pokemon Game Players In California two Pokemon game players fell off a cliff while playing Pokemon.They were not paying attention to where they were walking. Some players […]

School Bus Accident in Tennessee Deadly

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday this year on November 21, 2016 we were all shocked to learn of a deadly school bus accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee. At this time the investigation into the accident is ongoing but it is believed that the bus driver was speeding on a winding neighborhood road. The school bus hit a pole, overturned and wrapped around a tree as it came to rest on its side. Many of the children were trapped for over 2 hours as rescuers worked to free them. According to Fox News the accident killed 6 people, 5 of them children. […]

Talc Baby Powder Lawsuits

Over the past several years there have been a number of lawsuits filed on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer that was traced to the use of talc baby powder. Results of these lawsuits have been positive for a number of those affected. Multi-million dollar awards have been granted in several of these lawsuits. In October of 2016 a California woman who developed ovarian cancer was awarded $70 million dollars in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. There are currently about 2,000 women who are involved in talc baby powder lawsuits. Talc Baby Powder Not all baby powders or […]

Car Safety Features Including New Tech Will Save Lives

Looking to buy a new car? Perhaps you are considering upgrading to a newer used car. Whatever you decide you should consider a vehicle with some of the new car safety features. New car safety features can help in several ways including lower insurance premiums and reduced risk of an accident. Being involved in an accident in one of these newer vehicles also offers better crash protection and reduced risk of serious injury. Car Safety Features There are many different car safety features to consider. A few important ones to have in a vehicle include: • Anti-lock brakes • Electronic […]

Texting Accidents Becoming Epidemic

The National Safety Council reports that 1,600,000 texting while driving accidents occur each year. These accidents have caused 330,000 injuries. Distracted driving can be traced to several different activities. The level of texting accidents, one type of distracted driving, has risen quickly. The growing use of cell phones among all age groups is seen as a leading cause of distracted driving accidents. Texting Accidents Due to Slow Reaction Time as Bad or Worse Than DUI It is believed that 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones or other electronic devices daily. Texting while driving slows reaction time. Studies show that […]