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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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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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What is Medical Payments Coverage?

If you or a passenger have been injured in a car accident or another kind of auto-related incident, you are likely entitled to medical payments coverage. Also known as MedPay or medical expense coverage, these payments help cover the costs of medical care for accident injuries. Medical payments coverage is not dependent on who is at fault in an accident, meaning that anyone involved should be entitled to payment. What do medical payments cover? Medical payments coverage will pay most medical costs that a person incurs after a car accident injury. MedPay can be used to treat: Passenger injuries Injuries… read more

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Navigating Winter Weather on Georgia Roads

As the weather cools and the leaves turn, we need to begin to think about driving in wintery weather. Yes, even in Georgia, drivers should always be read to operate in snowy and icy conditions. Drivers in this state are generally unprepared for these situations. Perhaps even more than drivers in Northern states, drivers in Georgia should read and understand the following tips for navigating winter weather. Driving in winter weather The truth is that even small amounts of snow and ice can turn normally safe roads into hazardous tracts. According to the Federal Highway Administration, 24% of weather-related vehicle… read more

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Hydroplaning: What It is, How to Avoid It, and What to Do if You Can’t

Hydroplaning is one of the scariest things that can happen when you are driving a vehicle. Most of us have experienced some form of hydroplaning, which refers to the skidding or sliding of a car’s tires across a wet surface. Understanding what hydroplaning is, how you can avoid it, and how to drive through it can help you avoid serious car accidents and injuries on the roadway. What is hydroplaning? Typically, when a car encounters water on the roadway, the tires are able to scatter the water. A car will hydroplane when there is more water than the tire can… read more

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