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Car Accidents

Should I get a Dash Cam?

Have you ever seen someone driving recklessly in front of you? If so, you may have thought, “I wish I had a way to record this and show it to the police.” Many people have taken a step to protect themselves on the roadway by purchasing a dash camera. If you are not quite sure what a dash cam is or what it does, we want to take a minute to give a brief overview for you. Benefits of having a dash cam There are several benefits to having a dash cam in the vehicle: If you are ever struck… read more

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How do I report a Car Accident in Georgia?

Nobody wants to get into a car accident in Georgia. Unfortunately, no matter how safely you operate on the roadways, there are times when accidents happen. In many cases, a crash is caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver. When a crash does occur, you need to know what to do in the aftermath. Once you have called the police and gone through the chaos at the scene of the crash, do you know the basics of Georgia car accident reports? The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says that there were nearly 400,000 vehicle crashes during the… read more

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Georgia Right of Way Laws

Traffic laws in Georgia are vital for keeping drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians safe. When drivers fail to obey traffic laws, they could end up in a crash causing serious damages or injuries. Most Georgia car accidents occur due to driver errors. One of the most common causes of accidents includes “right-of-way” violations. Right-of-way is a term used to determine who is entitled to change lanes, move through intersections, enter roadways, make turns, and other movements when traffic is on the roadway. Right-of-way violations can lead to serious incidents in and around the roadway. Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists alike must understand… read more

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Blind Spot Safety

Everyone has blind spots around them as they drive. Understanding and being aware of blind spots can go a long way towards operating safety on the roadway. You should also be aware of other motorist’s blind spots, particularly when it comes to larger vehicles that may have “No-Zones” where the driver cannot see you at all. What is a blind spot? A blind spot is the area on either side of your vehicle that is difficult to see while you are driving. Even though we have rear-view and side-view mirrors, they do not allow us to see everything around the… read more

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What if I Experienced Delayed Symptoms After an Accident?

You should always see a doctor after a car accident. However, many people do not feel any pain at all after a car crash. This can happen in both minor and major crashes. Our bodies are designed to pump out adrenaline in the aftermath of any incident that it thinks could cause us harm. This happens after a car crash. In many cases, we begin to feel pain hours, and even days after a car crash that we did not anticipate. When this happens, you need to know what to do next. Why you should seek medical assistance immediately It… read more

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T-Bone Car Accidents

Any car accident is scary and has the potential to cause injuries. However, T-bone accidents are amongst the deadliest collisions that occur on the roadway. A T-bone accident is one in which the front of one vehicle slams into the side of another, essentially forming a “T.” These accidents are also referred to as broadside car accidents. While vehicles are manufactured safer now than in the past, T-bone crashes still have a high risk of injury to the occupants of the vehicle. Why are T-bone accidents so dangerous? T-bone accidents are more dangerous for the occupants of the vehicle struck… read more

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How is Fault Determined In a Bad Weather Car Accident?

Car accidents happen every day in Georgia. When we turn to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, see that there were almost 400,000 vehicle crashes during the last full reporting year. While many of those crashes resulted in only property damage or minor injuries, during that year there were: 1,430 crash fatalities 19,405 serious crash injuries Many people think of driver error when they think of car accidents. When you throw in bad weather, crashes become much more likely. Drivers in Georgia face a range of weather possibilities that can make driving more dangerous. This can include rain and fog…. read more

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Car Accident Claims and Lost Wages

The aftermath of a car crash can be scary and confusing. If you or a loved one have been in a car crash that was caused by another person’s negligence, you will likely encounter several expenses. This can include medical bills and the cost of repairs to your vehicle. You may have to worry about something else – missing work and losing out on your income. Consider the following common car accident injuries: Broken and dislocated bones Severe lacerations Internal organ damage Internal bleeding Spinal cord injuries Whiplash injuries Traumatic brain injuries Concussions Many of these injuries will keep a… read more

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How to Stay Safe on Rural Roads in Georgia

Much of the focus of serious vehicle accidents is on incidents that happen in urban areas. However, it is important to understand that severe car accidents occur in the rural areas of Georgia on a regular basis. Rural roads and areas present many of the same dangers as other areas, but they also have particular hazards not present anywhere else. What we know about Georgia rural accidents When we look at the latest data available from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, we see that there were nearly 400,000 total crashes for the latest reporting year. Out of… read more

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Which is the Worst County in Georgia for Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is dangerous driving. The concept of distracted driving is nothing new. It has been around for as long as we’ve had vehicles. However, distracted driving has taken on a whole new meaning over the last decade. With the rise of smartphones and our reliance on them for everything that we do, distracted driving has become a serious cause of vehicle crashes. Today, we want to discuss which county is the worst in Georgia for distracted driving as well as how the rest of the state stacks up. Jackson County has a distracted driver problem Jackson County leads the… read more

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