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Georgia Watch Selects Tedra Cannella as Vice President of Board

Congratulations to BWP Partner Tedra Cannella, who was recently selected to serve as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Georgia Watch. Georgia Watch is the State’s leading consumer advocacy organization. They focus on ensuring access to quality, affordable healthcare, fair utility rates, renewable energy options, safeguarding personal finances, and access to courts.

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What to Do If You Are Injured Due to Road Damage or Debris

When you think of accidents that occur on the roadway, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most likely, you think of a collision with another vehicle. Perhaps you think of pedestrian or bicycle accidents. But what happens if you suffer car accident injuries due to road debris or road damage? You have probably seen debris on the roadway when driving, and you have certainly seen damaged roadways. A study by AAA has found that road debris is responsible for several thousand injuries and hundreds of deaths each year in the US. Crashes caused by dangerous roadway conditions… read more

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What is a Truck’s No-Zone?

When you are driving, you should do everything you can to stay safe. This includes understanding that large trucks have large blind spots. These are called “no-zones” that should be avoided if at all possible. Driving around larger trucks on the roadways can be intimidating. Crashes involving these large vehicles can lead to serious injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded eighteen-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When considering that the average passenger vehicle weighs just 4,000 pounds, we can see why understanding no-zones is important. Where are a truck’s blind spots?… read more

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What are Heat Stress Injuries?

Heat stress injuries are serious and can lead to significant health concerns. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or who work in hot environments could be at risk of a heat stress injury. The most common heat stress injuries include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat rashes. Employers have a duty to ensure workers have a safe environment. If an employee is forced to work in overheated conditions, they could suffer severe health consequences, and existing health conditions could be exasperated. Types of Heat-Related Illnesses According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most… read more

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The Dangers of Driving With a Dirty Windshield

While it may seem like common sense, the dirtier a car’s windshield gets, the more likely a person is to be involved in a car accident. Visibility is the most important part of driving, and anything that obscures a driver’s view is a hazard. While you may not often hear of a car accident being caused by a dirty windshield, these incidents do occur. Most people do not think about how dirty their windshield is until it becomes obviously dirty, which is often after visibility is significantly reduced. What causes a windshield to become dirty? There are several ways in… read more

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Signs of a Concussion After Car Accidents

There are a range of injuries that can occur in a car accident. Some of these may seem minor, and there are times when a car accident victim decides not to seek medical treatment. This could be a mistake because many car accident injuries do not have immediate signs and symptoms. One of the most commonly ignored injuries is a concussion. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or forceful shaking, both of which can occur in a car accident. Even those involved in slow-speed car accidents can suffer from a… read more

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Safety Tips for Driving With Your Dog

Dogs are arguably the most popular pet in America. With approximately 90 million dogs in US households, it should come as no surprise that many of these dogs travel with their people on a regular basis. Sometimes, a dog I sin the car for a short trip. Other times, they accompany their owners on long road trips. Regardless of how often or how far your dog travels with you in a car, you need to be safe. Dogs can present safety problems in the vehicle but traveling with Fido can be done in a way that keeps everyone on the… read more

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Long Term Effects of Whiplash After a Car Accident

When a car crash occurs, there are countless ways that a driver or passenger can be injured. One of the most common, yet least understood injuries is whiplash. Whiplash is caused when the force of a car collision causes the head and neck to whip back and forth quickly. While you may think whiplash only happens in high-speed collisions, that is not the case. Even relatively low-speed impacts can cause whiplash. Studies have shown that a person can sustain whiplash in a crash as slow as five miles per hour. Whiplash happens quickly but can have lasting effects In the… read more

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Five Strategies to Focus as Much as Possible on the Road

Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous. From the time we start driving, we are told of the importance of keeping our eyes on the road and paying attention to our surroundings. However, distractions happen in many different ways. With the rise of technology in our lives, particularly smartphones, distracted driving has become more common than ever. Despite most jurisdictions passing some sort of distracted driving laws, it is common for drivers to talk and text while driving. However, there are other distractions, including browsing the internet, eating, drinking, reaching for objects, and more. If you want to stay safe on the… read more

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Who is at Fault in Left-Hand Turn Accidents?

No matter how much experience you have when it comes to driving, left-hand turn can still seem daunting. Left-hand turns can lead to serious accidents and major injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 61% of crashes that happen while turning or crossing an intersection involve a left-hand turn. When a left-hand turn accident happens, it is important to establish who was at fault. Why are left-hand turns so dangerous? These turns often lead to precarious situations due to the nature of when they are made. Unlike a right-hand turn, left-hand turns are made across the path of… read more

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