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Car accidents resulting from road debris are becoming more common. Road debris can make its way to the roads for lots of different reasons. One common cause of road debris is when drivers have items fly out of their vehicles or off their vehicles. Road debris and flying object should be a concern for every motorist, especially in light of new reports revealing thousands of accidents happen as a result of items that fall onto the road. Atlanta car accident

When a collision occurs due to road debris or flying objects, determining the crash cause becomes very important. A person who is responsible for causing an accident to happen can be held liable for losses, even if that person caused the crash because something flew off his car. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can provide help in determining the cause of a collision and in pursuing a claim for compensation against the driver who was responsible.

Road Debris and the Risk of Atlanta Car Accidents

Last year, WABE reported on rising speed limits in Atlanta and in areas throughout Georgia. The Georgia Department of Transportation conducted research on raising the speed limit, identifying areas where the DOT believed motorists could safely travel as fast as 70 MPH.  Because of DOT’s decisions, seven counties in metro-Atlanta saw the speed limit go up to either 65 MPH or 70 MPH. Affected counties included Dekalb, Fulton, Clayton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Rockdale, and Douglas. Roads in these counties where speed limits rose included I-85, I-20, I-75 and Georgia 400. atlanta speed limit car accidents

Georgia was not alone in raising speed limits. In fact, Wired.com reports there is a national trend going on of different states making the legally permitted speed limit faster than ever. This trend has serious consequences for road safety, as many more accidents can occur when vehicles are traveling at high speeds.

If you are involved in an Atlanta car accident and the driver was going too fast to be safe, an auto accident lawyer should be consulted for assistance in determining if you can pursue a damage claim against the speeding driver.

Atlanta children will soon be heading back to school, which means more kids on the road as they walk to the bus or walk or ride their bicycles to class. Drivers need to be aware of the added dangers of pedestrian collisions as kids return to school for the season. Atlanta pedestrian accidents

If a driver fails to follow best practices for safety and a child, or pedestrian of any age, is hurt or killed, an Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer can provide assistance to the victim or his family members. Victims should be entitled to compensation when pedestrian collisions cause losses to occur.

Avoiding Atlanta Pedestrian Accidents During Back to School Season

Road rage is increasingly becoming a problem. In fact, KSAT recently reported on troubling data from an AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey. The survey showed the vast majority of drivers have felt road rage and many have allowed their anger to influence their driving actions. Atlanta aggressive driving accidents

When drivers act out of rage or frustration, their aggressive actions can significantly increase the risk of auto accidents. An Atlanta car accident lawyer should be consulted for help by victims of road rage accidents in order to pursue a claim for compensation for losses.

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Drowsy driving is dangerous driving, with motorists who are fatigued exhibiting many of the same impairments as drivers who are drunk. Despite the dangers, drowsy driving has only begun to be treated as a major public safety issue over the past several years. One man, however, has been on an ongoing crusade to fight drowsy driving since 1999 when his wife was killed in a drowsy driving accident. The Huffington Post has his story, and shares his decades-long effort to try to raise awareness about the risks of fatigued driving. Atlanta drowsy driving accident

The goal of the man profiled by the Huffington Post is to put a face on the abstract dangers of fatigue driving. The sad reality is, drowsy driving accidents affect people’s lives in profound ways all the time. In some cases, the drowsy driver does not just hurt or kill himself, but injures or kills other innocent people including passengers, motorists in other vehicles, or pedestrians. In situations where a fatigued driver has caused a serious or fatal crash, Atlanta drowsy driving accident lawyers should be consulted for help in making an injury claim.

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Recent reports from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association contain troubling news for motorcycle riders. Unfortunately, the data shows a significant increase in deaths among motorcyclists in 2015. The increase was so substantial that GHSA is calling it a “surge” in the fatality rate.  As summer approaches and more motorcycle riders are out on the roads, everyone needs to be aware of this surge and try to prevent a similar rise in death rates in 2016.  atlanta motorcycle crashes

If a motorcycle accident does occur and the motorcyclist or any other party in the crash is killed, it is important for the family of the victim to consult with an Atlanta car accident lawyer.

An attorney can also help in the case of non-fatal injuries. A personal injury or wrongful death claim could potentially help victims and family members get compensation for losses they have experienced, if they can prove the other motorist was to blame for causing a motorcycle crash to occur.

CNN published an article recently with a troubling warning for parents. The article focused on a phenomenon called the 100 Deadliest Days, which refers to the fact that the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the most dangerous time for teen drivers. atlanta teen car accidents

Teens who drive could not only injure themselves or fellow passengers during the 100 deadliest days, but could also cause serious injuries or even death among other motorists on the road.

If a teen driver does something wrong behind the wheel, the teen and his family could all potentially be held accountable, depending upon the circumstances. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help victims to determine if it is possible to pursue a case.  Parents should also try to make sure their kids are making smart driving decisions so they are not the ones who end up being sued for losses because of causing a crash.

Car crashes can happen at any time, and can cause serious injuries when a collision occurs. Victims who get hurt must get prompt medical attention, get an accurate diagnosis, and ensure that they have a full understanding of how their injuries affect their current and future health status. A victim needs to know the full extent of losses a collision will cause in order to seek full and fair compensation for all economic and all non-financial losses which happen directly because of the injury. atlanta car accident leg and knee injury

While any part of the body could be hurt in a crash, some of the most common injuries experienced are injuries to the lower extremities. If you hurt your legs, knees, or feet in a crash, an Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you to make a damage claim.

You can get medical bills paid, receive compensation for missed work and reduced earning power, and obtain compensation for pain and emotional distress. To get this money, you must prove both that the party you are making a claim against was at fault for harming you and that you actually suffered serious injuries for which compensation is an appropriate remedy.

On June 1, 2016, a new law went into effect aimed at making it safer for motorists to rent a car. The new regulation requires that rental car agencies must ensure that any and all safety defects in vehicles are fixed before the car is rented out to customers. Previously, rental car companies often did not check their fleets for recalls and take the vehicles out of service in a timely manner. This risky behavior of renting out vehicles with known defects has resulted in accidents and even fatalities. rental car defect accidents

When someone is in a rental car and a crash happens because of a defective vehicle, the victim needs to understand who a claim could be pursued against. With the new safety regulations, victims could potentially take legal action against the rental car company and argue the company was negligent for failing to follow the rules on taking recalled vehicles out of service.

It could also be possible for victims to pursue claims against the car manufacturers who had released the defective vehicles for use by the public. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can provide advice on who should be held accountable and who victims could pursue a claim against when injury occurs.

Distracted driving is the cause of a significant number of accidents, which has prompted extensive research into the dangers of operating a vehicle without 100 percent focus. Insurance Journal reported recently on a study in which researchers aimed to determine whether a “sixth sense” could lessen the risks associated with driving while texting. Researchers also aimed to determine if texting was more distracting than driving while upset or than driving while absentminded. distracted driving accident

Unfortunately, researchers found that texting drivers were far more dangerous than motorists who were coping with other distractions. Texting and driving significantly increases accident rates, which is why it is unlawful. Some motorists, however, opt to text while they are driving a car despite the risks that this behavior presents.

An experienced Atlanta distracted driving accident lawyer can provide invaluable assistance in situations where a driver has caused a collision while texting. An attorney can help victims to hold a distracted driver accountable for the consequences of any accidents he causes while not paying attention, so get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you can after a collision occurs.