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What Should I do if My Car Was Recalled?

The last thing that anybody wants to receive in the mail is a recall notice for their vehicle. However, recall are often misunderstood. Here, we want to discuss what steps you should take if you discover your car is facing a recall. In some cases, it is imperative that you act immediately to ensure that you do not get involved in an emergency caused by a faulty vehicle. In other situations, a recall may be for a relatively minor problem with the vehicle. How Will I Know if My Car is Recalled? The last thing you likely expect is to… read more

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Does Optimism Bias Lead to Distracted Driving?

When most people think of distracted driving, I think of drivers looking at their phones, eating or drinking, applying makeup, or something similar. However, one thing that is not often discussed is optimism bias and how this affects our driving behavior. Optimism bias refers to the way that people see the world – a person always assuming the best about the future and possible outcomes. On the surface, it sounds like optimism bias is something that is a good thing. It can be because this can help individuals find hope even when things look disastrous. However, there is a downside… read more

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Why is August a Deadly Driving Month?

Statistics have shown, time and time again, that August is a particularly deadly month when it comes to traffic fatalities. Every driver should be armed with the most knowledge possible about driving conditions and roadway safety, and this includes understanding what times of the year they are more likely to face an accident. Here, we want to discuss some other reasons why August tends to be more deadly for driving than other months. What the Statistics Show About August Driving When we look at data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we can see that the agency… read more

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What NOT to Say After a Car Accident

Getting into a vehicle accident can be a terrifying experience for every party involved. In the immediate aftermath of a crash, and in the days and weeks to follow, crash victims will be expected to talk to various parties about the incident. This includes law enforcement officials, insurance carriers, and maybe even attorneys. However, there are some things that crash victims should not say after an incident occurs. Here, we want to discuss a few different statements that any person involved in an accident should absolutely not tell other parties aside from their own attorney. “It was my fault” Under… read more

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What To Do If A Government-Owned Car Hits You

Whether you are operating on the streets of Atlanta or in the rural areas of Georgia, one thing is certain – vehicle accidents are going to occur. For the vast majority of vehicle accident cases throughout Georgia, the claim will be resolved through a settlement with the insurance carrier of the at-fault driver. However, what happens if you are involved in a vehicle accident caused by the driver inside of a government-owned vehicle? Here, we want to discuss how these claims will differ from traditional vehicle accident claims. Georgia Accidents With Government-Owned Vehicles Even though you may not realize it,… read more

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Who is at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Crash?

The last thing any person expects when we get behind the wheel of a vehicle is that they will be involved in an accident. However, vehicle accidents are not uncommon on Georgia roadways. In most situations, we will find that the at-fault driver will be responsible for paying compensation to any party who sustained injuries or property damage as a result of their negligent actions. However, when a multi-vehicle crash occurs, determining fault can be difficult. Here, we want to discuss how liability is determined for a multi-vehicle collision as well as how Georgia handles modified comparative negligence when it… read more

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When Does a Car Accident Become a Crime?

Vehicle accidents are not uncommon in Georgia. However, no two vehicle accidents are exactly alike, and there are times when the circumstances surrounding a vehicle accident lead to the situation becoming a crime. Here, we want to discuss exactly what it means for a vehicle accident to be a “crime” as opposed to just a situation where the incident will be handled only through insurance carriers or a civil lawsuit. Most Car Accidents Are Civil Matters The reality is that most vehicle accidents in Georgia are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers. However, there are times when insurance carriers refuse… read more

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How Do Wrong-way Accidents Happen?

Wrong-way vehicle accidents often result in devastating injuries for those involved. Unfortunately, these incidents occur fairly regularly throughout the state of Georgia. Many people think wrong-way accidents occur only in the busier areas of the state, but the reality is that wrong-way accidents are very likely to occur on rural roadways as well. Here, we want to take a look at how wrong-way accidents occur. The hope is that you and your family members will recognize situations where these incidents may arise and take steps to avoid major collisions. Understanding Wrong-Way Collisions in Georgia One of the most comprehensive studies… read more

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Do Car Accident Settlements Cover Chiropractic Treatment?

Car accidents in Georgia often result in drivers and passengers sustaining injuries. In some cases, these injuries are severe and necessitate extensive medical care. However, even mild accidents that result in seemingly minor injuries can lead to pain and suffering. Collisions that result in neck, spine, and soft muscle injuries can often be treated with skilled chiropractic care. Chiropractors who specialize in treating vehicle accident victims can help their patients manage ongoing pain and help promote faster healing. Here, we want to discuss whether or not chiropractic care will be included in a vehicle accident settlement reached with insurance carriers…. read more

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Identifying Child PTSD Symptoms Following an Automobile Accident

Vehicle accidents can be traumatic for any party involved, including children. What many people may not realize is that not all vehicle accident injuries are physical in nature. Many injuries involve emotional and psychological trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Children are just as susceptible to PTSD after a car accident as adults. If your child has been involved in a car accident, you need to be diligent about treating all of their injuries, including their physical ones as well as their emotional and psychological ones. PTSD symptoms can vary from one person to another, and we want to discuss… read more

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