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Blog Archive - November, 2012

28 Articles

Some of the Factors That Increase the Probability of an SUV Rollover Accident in Georgia

November 28, 2012

While many SUV owners understand that these popular vehicles have a high risk of rolling over in a collision, there are not as many drivers that know there are factors within a driver’s control that contribute to rollover accidents in sports utility vehicles. Because the design of most SUVs involves a high center of gravity, they pose an enhanced risk of being involved in a rollover accident. SUV rollover accidents are particularly dangerous because of the danger of roof crush injuries and vehicle ejections.

Injured Worker Brought Tort Claim Against Employer for Exposure to Toxic Fly Ash

November 28, 2012

In a recent decision issued by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, a power plant worker overcame his employer’s motion to dismiss based upon the exclusivity remedy under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Specifically, in Jordan v. Western Farmers Cooperative, 2012 OK 94 (2012), the Court granted plaintiff David Jordan (“Jordan”) the judicial go ahead to pursue a toxic tort claim against his employer, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (“Western”).

Alarming Increase in Georgia Highway Accident Fatalities

November 28, 2012

Each year, the end of Thanksgiving typically leads to a large surge of traffic across the U.S. as people head home from their respective travel destinations. Specifically, the Sunday following Thanksgiving is typically the most frequently travelled day of the year for motorists, especially in Georgia.

Serious Injury and Fatalities Attributed to Energy Drinks

November 27, 2012

Energy drinks have become so popular that they now fill entire commercial refrigeration units in supermarkets and convenience stores. These drinks are marketed as a means to promote alertness and energy. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently received reports of thirteen fatalities allegedly related to the energy drink marketed under the name “Five Hour Energy.”

The Most Common Causes of Atlanta Car Accidents

November 27, 2012

There are approximately twelve million motor vehicle accidents a year that involve up to 20 million vehicles and cause almost two million debilitating injuries, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In addition, there are close to thirty thousand more vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians who die in fatal motor vehicle collisions annually.

Multi-Car Accident Up Serves as a Reminder to Georgia Residents to Modify Driving in Poor Weather

November 26, 2012

As fall turns to winter, changes in weather can create substantial risks for motorists, especially when other drivers fail to adapt their driving behavior to adverse weather conditions. A tragic multi-car pileup in Texas this Thanksgiving morning provides an example of the devastating nature of chain reaction accidents caused by fog, snow, icy roads, heavy rains and other forms of harsh weather conditions.

Georgia Accident Laws and Having the Right Insurance

November 20, 2012

The results of having insufficient auto insurance coverage can be devastating to a family. If someone is injured in a car accident and is rendered unable to work, the medical bills begin to stack up and can easily result in bankruptcy. Unfortunately, it is estimated that one-third of all drivers on the road are uninsured motorists. That is why it is so important that you make sure you have the right kinds and amounts of coverage, including uninsured motorist coverage, to protect you and your family.

Discovery Process in Georgia Personal Injury Cases

November 19, 2012

Although most Georgia personal injury cases never see the inside of a courtroom due to being settled before a lawsuit is ever filed, the process that personal injury attorneys in Atlanta and throughout Georgia go through in order to come to a settlement is much the same as if they were preparing for trial.

Establishing Fault: Litigation Issues in Georgia Car Accident Lawsuits

November 18, 2012

While there has been a significant decline in the number of motor vehicle accidents in Georgia during the last 5 years, Georgia roads remain more deadly than those in other states with accident rates exceeding the national average. Many of these accidents are the result of preventable unsafe driving practices, such as, distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, violations of traffic safety laws (i.e. speeding, following too close, unsafe lane changes, failure to obey traffic signals, failure to yield, etc.) and aggressive driving.

Are Off-Road Dirt Bikes Safer Than ATVs?

November 16, 2012

Most people recognize the dangers associated with motorcycles related to their lack of structural protection, safety equipment and handling. Due to their having four wheels, many people assume that ATVs are safer vehicles than a vehicle with only one or two wheels. However, a study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins found that ATVs are significantly more dangerous in crashes than those involving two-wheeled off-road motorcycles. The study analyzed 60,000 accidents involving ATVs and off-road motorcycles between 2002-2006. Some of the surprising results include the following:

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