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Is It Illegal To Eat And Drive In GA?

Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous and can lead to severe injuries for drivers and passengers. When most people think of distracted driving in Georgia, they think of people texting or talking on their cell phones. However, there are many other ways that distracted driving behaviors occur, including eating and drinking while driving a vehicle. The state of Georgia has taken a very proactive approach to decreasing the number of roadway accidents and deaths caused by distracted driving. Here, we want to look at whether or not eating in drinking is illegal while driving a vehicle in Georgia. What does Georgia… read more

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Injured In A Golf Cart Georgia

Both residents and visitors to Georgia know that golf carts are popular methods of transportation. Not only to golf carts provide transportation for those looking to get in a few rounds of golf, but these vehicles can often be seen on regular roadways throughout the state. However, accidents involving golf carts can lead to severe injuries for drivers and passengers. These vehicles are particularly vulnerable to collisions with traditional passenger cars. If you or somebody you love has been injured in a golf cart accident, you need to know that you may be entitled to compensation. Golf cart accidents in… read more

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Georgia Moped and Scooter Laws

Mopeds and scooters are increasingly popular methods of transportation on the roadways in Georgia. However, most people do not realize that these vehicles are relatively strictly regulated by the state. It is important to understand that the laws surrounding mopeds and scooters are in place to increase the safety of everybody on the roadway. Here, we want to discuss Georgia’s moped and scooter laws, as well as some of the dangers that these vehicles can present. The laws differ depending on the vehicle Georgia has various laws in place regarding mopeds, scooters, and electric bikes. These laws revolve around the… read more

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Can A Party Host Be Held Liable For Drunk Driving In Ga?

When most people think of drunk driving accidents, it is generally understood that liability for any injuries and property damage will fall on the intoxicated driver. After all, that is the person who made the choice to drink and drive and then get behind the wheel of the vehicle. However, while the majority of drunk driving cases do involve liability for the impaired driver, Georgia law also says that the host of a party could be held accountable for an accident under certain circumstances. Here, we want to discuss different scenarios in which a party host could be held liable… read more

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What Is Malicious Prosecution?

Malicious prosecution is the process in which the state authorities bring criminal charges against an individual. In order for a prosecution to proceed, probable cause (a reason to believe the individual committed a crime) must be present. Malicious prosecution occurs when the prosecution against an individual is made without probable cause, or the prosecution has purposes other than bringing a person to justice. Being charged with a crime in Georgia can be an incredibly scary experience, and this is particularly true when a person is maliciously prosecuted. Victims of malicious prosecution may be able to recover compensation for what happened… read more

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What Is a Subrogation Claim?

Most people have never heard of a subrogation claim unless they have been involved in an accident in which their auto insurance or health insurance carriers were reimbursed for payments they made on their behalf. However, understanding a subrogation claim may be an important part of any personal injury case you may be involved in. What does subrogation mean? The word “subrogation,” at its basic form, means that one person will stand in the place of another regarding a debt. When an entity or another individual pays the debt that is ultimately the responsibility of another person, then the person… read more

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“BWP Cares” Delivers Over 20,000 Meals to First Responders

Butler Wooten & Peak created a non-profit organization by the name of BWP Cares to provide meals to medical providers and heroes on the front lines in Columbus, Atlanta & Savannah, Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic. BWP made the initial seed donation to get the project started and since April 3 over 20,000 meals have been delivered to healthcare workers and first responders. Community members and businesses have donated to purchase more meals for our healthcare heroes. All meals have been purchased from locally owned restaurants. Brooke Peak, marketing director of BWP, is coordinating meal deliveries in Columbus, Atlanta, Savannah,… read more

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What Are The Jaywalking Laws In GA?

Pedestrian safety is incredibly important, particularly when people will be on foot around vehicle traffic. The state of Georgia has passed several laws to promote pedestrian safety. In general, vehicle drivers are expected to yield to pedestrians in or around the roadway. However, pedestrians also have laws that they need to follow. Please note that you will not find the term “jaywalking” anywhere in the Georgia code of laws. You may hear people refer to jaywalking to describe a person crossing the street outside of a legal crosswalk, but this type of activity is not necessarily illegal. What do Georgia… read more

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What Are Georgia’s Seat Belt Laws?

During the latest reporting year of data available from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, we can see that there were more than 1,500 total traffic crash fatalities across the state. Georgia as recently enacted a hands-free law to help curb instances of distracted driving and cut down on total traffic fatalities, but we need to remember that seat belt laws are incredibly effective at preventing fatalities in the event a collision occurs. Georgia’s seat belt laws Each state is responsible for setting its own seat belt laws. Georgia is considered a primary seat belt law state, meaning officers… read more

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Joel O. Wooten Named as Vice-chair of Georgia Ports Authority Board

BWP is pleased to announce that partner Joel O. Wooten has been named as the Vice-chair of the Georgia Ports Authority Board. See original story on savannahnow.com.

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