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Basics of Bike Accidents

Bike accidents can be frightening and dangerous, especially when cars are involved. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2011, 677 cyclists were killed and 48,000 cyclists were injured in motor vehicle crashes. Biking deaths accounted for 2% of all traffic fatalities that year. While many communities in Georgia are trying to encourage cycling as a healthy form of exercise and a great alternative to driving, people who take to the road on their bikes need to be aware of their rights. In Georgia, there were more than a dozen bicyclist fatalities in 2011. If you are a bicyclist, here are some important things to know about biking accidents… Read More…

Why Trucking Accidents are Different

Nearly 11 million commercial trucks are on the road in the United States. Trucks can be 70 to 80 feet long, and weigh up to 80,000 pounds. By comparison, the average car weighs 5,000 pounds. When you combine the size and weight of trucks with a compensation system that encourages drivers to stay on the road at all costs, and understaffed and underfunded regulators, you have a recipe for disaster. Trucks are involved in more than 10% of all fatal crashes nationwide. In Georgia alone, in 2011, there were over 150 fatal accidents involving trucks. Trucking accidents can be complex events. Often there are multiple vehicles involved, severe injuries, and substantial damage to property. If you are involved in a trucking accident, you need to know how trucking accidents are different from other accidents… Read More…

Why Drunk Driving Accidents are Different

In 2011, almost 10,000 people were killed in the United States as a result of drunk driving, and more than 300,000 people were injured. In some ways, drunk driving accidents carry the same risks and headaches as other auto accidents – injuries, property damage, insurance adjusters, and uninsured drivers, just to name a few. However, there are A few ways in which drunk driving accidents are distinct from other accidents. If you are injured in a drunk driving accident, you need to know how drunk driving accidents are different. Read More…

Different Kinds of Personal Injury Cases

A personal injury attorney handles personal injury lawsuits used by accident victims to get compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. The injury lawyer can help with compensation rights that are governed by tort laws requiring people to prove that another party was negligent Read More…

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STOP – Failure to stop is a crime. Do not obstruct traffic more than is necessary.
MEDICAL ATIENTION – Get medical attention for the injured.
SAFETY – Take all precautions to prevent further accidents: e.g. put on your flashing hazard lights.
CALL THE POLICE – Call City Police, County Sheriff, or Highway Patrol. Read More…

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