Blog Archive - February, 2013


51 Articles

Dodge Recalls Vehicles Because of Risk of Rear Axle Lockup

February 28, 2013

While many types of products can be dangerous to consumers when they are defective, motor vehicle product defects are especially hazardous. Motor vehicles that function perfectly are still involved in many motor vehicle accidents, so a defect that increases the risk of a traffic collision must be addressed promptly.

Georgia Freight Delivery Truck Accidents

February 26, 2013

When you are injured in a delivery truck collision in Georgia, the result can be devastating financially, physically and emotionally. Because of the massive size of delivery trucks utilized by FedEx, United Parcel Service (UPS) and other delivery services, including tractor trailers, collisions with these large trucks can cause life-altering injuries and fatalities to other vehicle occupants, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Georgia Motorcycle Accidents May Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

February 26, 2013

While motorcycle helmets are a vital piece of safety equipment, Georgia motorcycle accidents that cause serious head injuries can occur even when you are using a helmet. Traumatic brain injuries are the most common form of serious injuries in motorcycle collisions because riders frequently are thrown from their motorcycle. Head trauma from a motorcycle crash can range in severity from a minor concussion to potentially fatal impact to the head. When a Georgia motorcyclist suffers head trauma in a motorcycle crash, it is important to seek prompt medical attention because the symptoms of serious traumatic brain injuries may not become evident for hours, days or even weeks.

Get the Medical Treatment You Need After Sustaining a Georgia Auto Accident

February 25, 2013

What to Do Following a Car Accident

If you are involved in a car crash, you should seek immediate medical attention, even if you have only minor symptoms. Often minor symptoms mask serious, debilitating injuries that are not immediately apparent. Depending on the circumstances, your physician may suggest diagnostic evaluations including x-rays, MRIs or CT scans to help them fully diagnose your injuries so that they can make sure you are properly treated.

Universal Electronic Stability Control Should Reduce Gwinnett County Rollover Fatalities

February 24, 2013

A new era of vehicle safety is on the horizon in which one of the most dangerous forms of vehicle collisions–rollover accidents –may become far less common. As of September 1, 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandate imposing a requirement that all new manufactured motor vehicles be equipped with electronic stability control (ESC) goes into effect.

Recovery for Injury to an Unborn Child

February 23, 2013

A big question that comes up in law offices and courtrooms is "Does an unborn child have the right to sue a person for injuries the fetus sustains in an accident? There are pregnant women out there that sustain injuries to their fetus or even experience the wrongful death of their unborn child.

Atlanta Road Debris Auto Accidents

February 23, 2013

Most drivers have had the unnerving and dangerous experience of confronting road debris that obstructs the roadway. Drivers may need to exercise emergency evasive action, such as swerving, stopping suddenly or changing lanes to avoid a collision. Road debris refers to anything in the road obstructing traffic that does not belong there.

Fatal DUI Accident Reveals the Unpredictable Reach of Drunken Driving Tragedies

February 20, 2013

The devastating toll drunken driving can take on families creates fundamental changes that impact victims in ways that are hardly imaginable. A recent fatal drunken driving accident in Texas provides a tragic case in point. David Barajas and his twelve-year-old son, David Jr., and eleven-year-old son, Caleb, were a mere fifty yards from their Houston area home as they pushed their broken down vehicle.

Determining Whether to Accept a Settlement Offer from the Other Driver's Insurance Company

February 19, 2013

When a person is injured in a car accident, there are many reasons to seek legal advice and representation. While it is best when you are injured by someone else's negligence to seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer before talking to the insurance company, our experienced Georgia auto accident lawyers frequently receive inquiries from unrepresented injury victims who have received a settlement offer from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier.

Driving Distractions Increase Risk Posed by Inexperienced Teen Drivers

February 19, 2013

While public awareness campaigns, anti-cell phone laws and stepped up enforcement efforts have reduced the frequency of distracted driving accidents, inattentive driving remains one of the leading causes of motor vehicle-related fatalities. While cell phones pose the most common form of driving distraction, drivers may also divide their attention between driving and eating, talking to passengers, adjusting a car stereo, reaching for objects in a vehicle and a multitude of other distractions.

Harassing Drivers Pose Bicycle Accident Risk in Georgia

February 15, 2013

High unemployment rates, minimal disposable income and gas prices over $4 per gallon have motivated many who reside in the areas surrounding Atlanta to use their bicycle. Although financial pressure provides one explanation for the increasing number of cyclists, the nation’s struggle with obesity and increased focus on health also has many people pedaling for recreation and transportation.

Strategies for Preventing Teen Distracted Driving Car Accidents in Georgia

February 14, 2013

The dangers of distracted teen driving have been well documented, because inattentive driving is the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. according to a study conducted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in conjunction with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The NHTSA reports teen alcohol-impaired accidents have declined in recent years, but the overall fatality rate for teenage drivers has remained constant because of the increase in distracted driving by teenagers.

Taser Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits on the Rise

February 08, 2013

Police officers increasingly have turned to less lethal options in enforcing the law. Although a Taser is intended to be less fatal, lawsuits arising out of serious injuries and fatalities caused by police and private security use of Tasers is on the rise across the nation.

Motorcycle Helmets That Fail to Meet DOT Safety Standards Recalled

February 05, 2013

Motorcycles provide less protection in collisions than other motor vehicles because they lack metal frames, safety restraints and airbags. Operators and passengers of motorcycles account for 14 percent of motor vehicle accident fatalities despite accounting for less than one percent of all vehicle miles traveled, according to the CDC.

Georgia Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Accident Claim Attorneys

February 03, 2013

If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you are likely aware of the risk created by negligent drivers. If you are a Harley-Davidson enthusiast, you may also face the danger of being involved in motorcycle accidents that could be caused by the design or manufacturing process of your Harley-Davidson bike.

$74 Million Verdict in Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

February 02, 2013

A jury recently awarded a $74-million verdict in California in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by a young couple on behalf of their daughter who suffered cerebral palsy injuries at birth. This secures the funds needed for lifelong medical and personal care for the Plaintiff, Sofia Blunt, who is now three.

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