Car accidents are a leading cause of injuries and a leading cause of injury-related fatalities.  When a motorist is involved in a car accident, it is important for the driver to understand what his rights are so he can pursue a claim for compensation. Many injuries sustained in a car accident are very costly to treat and can interfere with the ability of the accident victim to earn a living after the crash. When negligence was the cause of the accident, the negligent or careless driver should be held responsible for causing the collision to occur and for all damages that happen as a result. Atlanta car accident injuries

An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help victims to prove the extent of their losses and to demonstrate the cause of the collision. It is important to talk with an accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident so your lawyer can advise you on how to get the full extent of your injury losses covered.

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April is distracted driving awareness month, and unfortunately the public safety activities during this month are more important than ever because a substantial number of people continue to drive while they are distracted despite the serious dangers of doing so.  atlanta distracted driving accident

When a driver is distracted and causes a collision to occur, the driver should be held accountable if he hurts others. An Atlanta distracted driving accident lawyer can help victims of a collision to pursue a claim for damages and to hold the distracted driver accountable for the harm that he has caused. You should contact a distracted driving lawyer as soon as possible to find out what options you have for pursuing a claim and to begin putting together your case for compensation. Continue Reading

If you have become involved in a car accident in Atlanta, you may be facing substantial financial losses due to the collision. If you got hurt, you have medical bills to pay and you may have lost income due to missed work or taking sick days. You may also have property damage, and may be in significant pain.Atlanta car accident

The law allows you to recover compensation for accident losses, but you have to prove your right to damages. This means demonstrating the other driver was negligent or broke the rules of the road. It also means showing the extent of your losses.

You’ll need convincing evidence to either get an insurance company to make you a reasonable settlement offer or to convince a jury to award you damages in a civil claim. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you to prove your case for compensation, so call an attorney as soon as you can after an accident.

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Motorcycle accidents are much more likely to cause motorcyclists to lose their lives or to be seriously hurt, as compared with the risks a collision presents to occupants of passenger vehicles. Prevention of motorcycle accidents is a top priority because of the dangers to motorcyclists and others on the road. New, there are reports indicating technologies are under development which could make a big impact in reducing motorcycle accident risks. Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer

While these technologies are not yet on the market, they could help in the future to keep riders safer. Still, no matter what technologies are developed, the ultimate responsibility to prevent motorcycle accident will remain with motorcycle riders and drivers of other vehicles sharing the road with motorcycles.

If a collision happens and someone is hurt as a result of a motorcycle crash, an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney can provide assistance to victims in pursuing a claim for compensation.

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Last year was one of the most dangerous in history for pedestrians. This was especially true in Georgia, which was one of just five states where more than 100 pedestrians died over the course of the year. The Governors’ Highway Safety Association reported that the increase in pedestrian accident deaths from 2015 to 2016 was the largest year-to-year increase since record-keeping began, so obviously this was very bad news for walkers.Atlanta pedestrian accidents

Many pedestrian accidents occur because drivers engage in irresponsible behavior that puts walkers at risk. If a pedestrian accident occurs and a walker gets hurt, an Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. can provide assistance to victims and their families in pursuing a claim for compensation.

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There are federal limits to the size of trucks on the road. The law allows twin 28-foot tractor-trailers, but does not allow twin 33-foot trailers. The 2016 appropriations bill included a provision to change the rules to permit twin 33 foot tractor trailers but the issue is hotly debated. In fact, even trucking groups split on the issue. atlanta truck collisions

The American Trucking Association is neutral, while Americans for Modern Transportation is in favor of allowing longer twin tractor trailers and the Truckload Carriers of Association is opposed.

The Truckload Carriers Association is concerned about the cost of paying for a new fleet to stay competitive, while Americans for Modern Transportation believe that allowing for longer trucks could help to improve efficiency. What is most important, however, is safety.  If longer trucks are allowed and more accidents happen, more motorists could be hurt or even killed in truck crashes.

Trucking companies who use these longer trucks could be held liable for any losses, as could truck drivers if the truckers operate the trucks in unsafe ways. An Atlanta truck accident attorney can provide assistance to all truck accident victims hurt in collisions, regardless of the size of the trucks which cause them injury.  Continue Reading

Daylight Savings went into effect on March 12. This change in the clocks may seem harmless, but unfortunately it can actually increase the risks of an Atlanta motor vehicle accident occurring. According to WTOP, research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has shown a significant increase in deadly automobile accidents when the clocks change.  This increased risk of a deadly collision lasts for a full six days after the time change. Atlanta car accidents daylight savings

Drivers need to be aware that daylight savings time can make the roads more dangerous. Motorists need to ensure they are being responsible behind the wheel at all times. If a driver causes a collision to occur because he’s not driving safely or following the rules of the road, that motorists could be sued by victims of a collision he causes, or could be sued by the family members of victims if a crash is fatal.

An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help victims to determine if they have a claim, so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible following a crash.  Continue Reading

Drivers who use alcohol present a danger to themselves and to others. Drunk driving is widely known to be among the most dangerous behaviors on the road and campaigns like Just Say No have been very helpful in reducing drunk driving. However, there are still thousands of deaths annually due to driver impairment. drugged driving accident lawyer

While drunk driving deaths have declined dramatically, it is not only alcohol which causes motorists to be too impaired to drive safely. Medications, including prescription medications, can also prevent a driver from being able to operate his or her vehicle in a manner that is safe and that doesn’t put everyone on the road at risk.

If you are involved in an accident and the driver was impaired by alcohol or impaired by other drugs, you should take appropriate legal action to make the impaired driver pay for damages. This is true regardless of the substance causing the impairment. An Atlanta drugged driving accident lawyer can help you to make your case to get compensation if a driver caused your crash due to alcohol or drug use.

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A disturbing new study released recently by AAA Traffic Safety Foundation should be cause for concern for every Atlanta motorist. The study shows young adult drivers ages 19 to 24 do not take driving dangers seriously. In fact, motorists in this demographic group tend to engage in high risk behaviors behind the wheel and many of these young motorists find dangerous driving behaviors to be acceptable.  atlanta accident risks of young drivers

When young adult drivers engage in high-risk behavior, they put every motorist who is on the road with them at risk of being hurt or killed. If a young adult driver causes an accident to happen, victims need to know how to pursue a claim to get compensation from this irresponsible motorist who hurt them. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help victims or their families to take appropriate legal action in a wrongful death claim.

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President Donald J. Trump entered office with a commitment to cut regulations and, in meetings with business leaders during his first week in office, President Trump suggested regulations might be cut by 75 percent or more. One industry looking forward to regulations being slashed is the trucking industry. Many trucking advocacy groups have long advocated for various rules to be repealed and for regulations to be changed to lessen compliance burdens on truck drivers. These advocacy groups are hopeful they will have an ally in the White House who can successfully cut regulations with the help of a Republican congress. Atlanta truck accidents

While cutting regulations can sometimes make sense, there are many situations where regulations are in place because the rules are needed to stop dangerous behavior and save lives. If too many important regulations are rolled back, the risk of truck accidents could rise significantly and there could be more people hurt or killed on Atlanta roads.

Preventing this undesirable outcome is vitally important and trucking companies and truck drivers must continue to follow best practices for safety, even if rules change. If truckers and trucking companies engage in unsafe behavior and cause crashes to happen, victims of these accidents can pursue a legal claim for compensation with help from an Atlanta truck accident lawyerContinue Reading