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 Many trucking advocacy groups have long advocated for various rules to be repealed and for regulations to be changed to lessen compliance burdens on truck drivers.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

Aggressive driving is very dangerous. Unfortunately, many motorists will give into their anger at some point on the road and will drive in an aggressive and dangerous way. In fact, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported recently that the vast majority of U.S. drivers becomes aggressive while driving at least some time over the course of every year. Atlanta road rage accidents

Accidents caused by aggressive drivers are preventable, and should never happen. If you or someone you love is involved in a crash that is caused by a motorist’s road rage, you should pursue a case for full and fair compensation for both financial and compensatory damages. An Atlanta car accident attorney can provide assistance in taking legal action when your life is changed because a driver could not keep his temper.  Continue Reading

Drowsy driving has become a leading cause of car accidents, largely because few people are getting the recommended amount of sleep.  Missing even a few hours of sleep per night could significantly increase the chances a drowsy driving collision will occur. These collisions can cause serious injuries or fatalities, and often it is someone besides the sleepy driver who is hurt or killed if a collision happens. Atlanta drowsy driving deaths

If a serious or deadly car accident occurs, it is important for crash victims or families of victims to understand what their rights are and to pursue a claim for compensation against those who hurt them. An Atlanta car accident lawyer helps with both personal injury and wrongful death claims following a drowsy driving crash.  Continue Reading

Sunday February 5th is the Super Bowl.  Each year, the Super Bowl is a time for people to get together with friends and enjoy the biggest football game of the year. Unfortunately, it is also a dangerous day on the roads, as there is an increase in motor vehicle accidents on Super Bowl Sunday. Atlanta super bowl car accidents

Motorists should be aware of the added risks of collisions on Super Bowl Sunday and should try to take steps to stay safe. Unfortunately, even if you are responsible and careful when driving on this day, other motorists on the road may not be careful.

If you or someone you love is involved in an auto accident and injury or death occurs, you should contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer for assistance in getting monetary compensation for financial and non-economic loss.  Continue Reading

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding kills close to 10,000 people each year. Speeding makes the roads much more dangerous, and it increases the chances a car crash will occur. If a collision happens at a higher speed, the chances the auto crash will be deadly are also much higher.  Despite the fact most people are aware that speeding can be really risky, a lot of drivers unfortunately continue to persist in violating speed limit laws. There are numerous reasons why drivers tend to speed, even despite being made aware of the dangers of this risky behavior. Atlanta speeding accidents

If a driver opts to exceed the speed limit or to drive faster than it is safe to travel based on the conditions of the road, the driver can be held accountable if a collision occurs. Victims of a speeding accident should consult with an Atlanta auto accident attorney to determine how best to pursue a claim to recover compensation for car accident loss.  Continue Reading

The population is getting older, and young people are getting their licenses later. Because of these two factors, the average age of people who drive is rising. Older drivers are safer, in some ways, than other motorists. However, there is a substantial risk that older drivers will continue to operate their vehicles past the point where it is safe for them to do so. Older drivers tend to experience physical and mental impairments at some point in the aging process that affect their abilities to be safe drivers. If they do not voluntarily stop on time, they could hurt themselves or others. senior driving accidents

If an accident is caused by a senior driver, victims should consult with an Atlanta auto accident attorney to get help pursuing a claim for compensation.  States have some laws aimed at preventing senior driving collisions, but unfortunately these restrictions may not be enough to address the realities of the aging population.  The problem is, there are various factors in place that are making it harder for legislatures to make new rules for senior drivers, even though passing stricter regulations could be important to public safety and health.

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Drugged driving remains a major problem on U.S. roads. In fact, as drunk driving deaths have fallen over the past several decades, drugged driving deaths have been rising. In light of the growing number of people who are driving while impaired by cannabis and other drugs, the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) has moved forward with new efforts that are aimed at combatting the problem.  atlanta drugged driving accidents

Unfortunately, drugged drivers present a significant risk on the roads. If you are a victim of an accident caused by a driver who was impaired by drugs, an Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you. Contact Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. today to find out about pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a driver who caused a drugged driving collision to occur.

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Car accidents can have a devastating impact. When an accident happens, the person who caused the crash should be held responsible. However, it is important to understand exactly what it means to hold someone responsible for a motor vehicle accident. A person who causes a collision could sometimes be criminally responsible and face charges. The driver who caused the crash could also face civil liability and be held responsible for the monetary damages an accident caused to occur. There are different rules for criminal and civil liability, and car accident victims should understand these essential differences. car accidents

An Atlanta car accident lawyer can provide assistance in pursuing a civil claim for damages. A civil claim gives victims the chance to take legal action and prove a defendant was responsible for causing a crash to happen. Contact Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. today to find out more about what an attorney can do to help you make your case if you are a crash victim or if your loved one was killed in an auto accident.

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The New Year is fast approaching and many people will be out and about on New Years Eve. Unfortunately, New Years Eve is one of the most dangerous days on the roads in the United States. New Years is a high risk time because of increased travel, as people visit friends and family members and head out to celebrations. One of the biggest risks on New Years Eve, however, is motorists who drink to celebrate and then drive while intoxicated. Atlanta car accident risks

It is important that everyone who will be driving on New Years Eve follow best practices to try to reduce the risk of auto accidents on this dangerous day. If a crash does happen, victims of the accident must understand what options they have available to them for making a damage claim and seeking compensation for losses.

An Atlanta car accident attorney can represent injured victims and those whose loved ones were killed in auto accidents, so contact us as soon as possible if a tragedy causes you to be hurt or takes your family member away.

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There has been a big increase in car accidents over the past several years, and the New York Times thinks they have determined one big reason why so many more people are dying in car accidents: apps.  There are a huge number of apps specifically designed to be used in cars now. People also use lots of different apps, including games and social networking applications, while they are driving. As these motorists use their phones and electronic devices to manipulate apps, they take their focus off the road. This leads to auto accidents. Atlanta distracted driving accidents

If a driver is using an app while behind the wheel, the motorist should be held legally responsible for damages if he causes a crash to happen. An Atlanta distracted driving accident lawyer can provide representation to victims, and to surviving family members of victims of fatal crashes, in pursuing a claim for compensation after a collision occurs.  Contact an attorney for help after a crash.

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