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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

Distracted driving has become a leading collision cause, with Washington Post reporting that around 5,000 people die in auto accidents each year because of drivers who are not paying attention behind the wheel. Unfortunately, there is now a new source of distractions and it is a major one: Pokémon Go. Pokémon Go is a popular game that has taken the world by storm. One big draw is that the game requires people to go out into the world to catch Pokémon.  It is played on a smart phone, so many people end up getting behind the wheel of their cars while on their phone hunting Pokémon. Atlanta distracted driving car accident

Several motor vehicle accidents have already occurred because of the game, and Washington Post warns that many more collisions are likely to occur when drivers make the dangerous choice to use their phones to play while driving. If a crash happens because a driver is using his phone for any reason– including playing Pokémon Go– an Atlanta distracted driving car accident lawyer should be consulted by victims for help pursuing a claim for compensation.

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A recent editorial from the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) focused on the need to change Georgia’s seatbelt laws. The author urged Georgia to adopt a law which would require adults in the back of cars to wear seat belts. Georgia is one of 28 states without such a law already on the books.  Georgia also has high rates of death among passengers who are not restrained by seat belts at the time when collisions occur. atlanta car accident deaths

If an accident happens and a victim is not wearing a seatbelt, the risk of a serious injury or death significantly increases. While it could be argued that the victim should have been buckled up, this does not prevent the injured victim or his family from making a claim for damages.

If the crash caused injury and someone else was to blame for it, the person hurt or the family of the person killed can still hold the responsible party accountable for losses- regardless of seatbelt status. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help victims to pursue claims to get compensation when damages occurred.

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.

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.

Many victims of car accidents wish to pursue a claim to recover compensation for losses. If you or someone you love has been involved in a collision, you must know what has to be proved in order for you to get the money you need to move on after the crash. atlanta car accident

Determining what the law requires you to prove can be complicated, as can actually conducting investigations to discover evidence. An Atlanta car accident lawyer will help you to make your case. We can explain the law to you and our legal team can get to work on putting together a strong damage claim. Give us a call today to find out more about how we help you to fight for full compensation.

What Has to be Proved in an Atlanta Car Accident Claim?

Drowsy driving is now being called an “epidemic,” with more than 300,000 motor vehicle crashes occurring annually because of fatigued motorists. These collisions cause an estimated 6,400 fatalities each year. The scope of the crash rate and the number of deaths led panelists at a recent forum held at the Harvard School of Public Health to warn that we can no longer afford to take baby steps in dealing with the distracted driving crisis. Atlanta drowsy driving accident

Drivers need to be aware of the risks of driving when they are tired, and should ensure that they make smart choices like stopping to rest when they find themselves dozing off or unable to pay attention.

If a motorist is too tired and continues to drive, this negligent decision could make him responsible for the serious consequences of his actions. This means victims could potentially pursue a case against the fatigued driver with the help of an Atlanta drowsy driving accident attorney.

Summer break is approaching fast and kids will be out of school. This means more teen drivers on the road, and more teens driving around with their friends in the car. The time period from Memorial Day to Labor Day is referred to as the 100 Deadliest Days on the road because more accidents happen at this time than any other period during the year. The high number of teen drivers is a big part of the reason why accidents are so likely to happen. atlanta teen car accidents

When a teen driver causes a crash, victims (including passengers in the car with the teen driver) may be entitled to compensation for losses and damages. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can provide assistance in pursuing a claim after a teen driver causes a collision. Unfortunately, new studies show the more passengers that are in the car with a teen driver, the greater the chances that a car accident will happen.

More Teens in the Car Means Increased Atlanta Car Accidents

Teenagers are often excited to get their license, and many are unaware or unconcerned about the fact that car crashes are the single leading killer of young people in the United States. Teen car accidents are a terrible tragedy, and innocent victims could be hurt or killed because teenage passengers make dangerous decisions behind the wheel. disturbed-teen-2-1499259

When a teen crash occurs, a car accident lawyer can help the victims of the accident- including passengers and other motorists- to take legal action against the teenager who was responsible for causing the crash to occur. Teen drivers and their parents need to be aware of some of the common causes of teen collisions, and of ways to prevent them, to avoid liability and to save lives.

Tips for the Prevention of Atlanta Teen Car Accident Deaths

Side impact accidents are also called T-bone crashes because the vehicles form the shape of a T when one car hits the side of another vehicle. These crashes are common at intersections, but can also occur when drivers leave parking spaces or driveways and strike the side of an oncoming vehicle. Regardless of where the collisions occur, the side of a vehicle absorbs almost no force and provides very little protection to occupants when a car is struck. This is true even with side airbags, which are not nearly as effective as front airbags. traumatic brain injury

Side impact collisions are extremely dangerous due to the limited protection provided by the side of a vehicle. In fact, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine indicated that in a study of crashes, 19 percent of the collisions were side-impact crashes but these collisions caused 32 percent of all car accident deaths.  Side impact crashes are more likely to be deadly in part because there is a greater risk vehicle occupants will suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI). Anywhere from  51 to 74 percent of deaths in side impact collisions are caused by the victim sustaining a brain injury.

Even when TBI is survivable, it is generally life-altering. A brain injury lawyer in Atlanta should be consulted by victims who sustain a TBI or by those whose loved ones lose their lives due to a brain injury caused by a side-impact crash. With help from an attorney, victims can get the money they need to get treatment and begin to rebuild.