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Truck crashes can differ from most vehicle accidents

When two cars collide on the highway, serious injuries almost always occur.  When a semitrailer truck is involved, however, the results can be catastrophic.  The mere size of the big rig makes it a formidable hazard. Risks increase exponentially if you add the weight of a load and highway speeds. On a busy thoroughfare, that can translate into serious injury or death.

Can I sue for my motorcycle injury if I wasn't wearing a helmet?

Georgia's motorcycle law is clear. It states, "No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless he or she is wearing protective headgear." Not only do riders and passengers have to wear helmets, the safety gear has to comply with federal safety standards.

Is Georgia ready for autonomous vehicles?

Technology advances are revolutionizing just about every aspect of our lives and they seem to come down the pike at break-neck speeds. In some cases, the benefits are immediately apparent. In others, the prospects are less clear. Still, cultural forces being what they are in the United States - political, economic and otherwise - we often press ahead without knowing exactly what we might encounter around the bend.

Motorcycle safety tips

Spring is here and it's time for bikers to dust off the motorcycle. While the hardy may ride on warm days in the winter months, most find it enjoyable to wait until the trees start to turn green. No matter what time of year it is, danger still lurks on the road because of inattentive drivers and poor road conditions. This can lead to time in the hospital or worse.

I just bought a car under a salvage title. Do I need to worry?

If you ever bought a used car in Georgia, you probably are familiar with the term "as is." This is a way sellers use to say - buyer beware. There's no warranty on the car. New car dealers have to comply with provisions of the state's lemon law, but no such law applies to used cars. That puts an extra burden on buyers to take extra care.

Georgia car accident may present cause for legal claims

Though many precautions are put in place to make the roadways safe, people are injured or killed on a daily basis. Drivers who feel that the rules do not apply to them put other travelers at considerable risk, but even individuals who try to be present and aware on the road can make a mistake that costs lives. Unfortunately, a fatal car accident can have lasting impacts.

Georgia car crash claims life of teen

When asked to consider a deadly crash, a different scenario may pop into each individual's mind. Some parties may immediately picture a multi-car accident, while others think of tractor-trailers or drunk drivers. Unfortunately, any type of car crash could prove fatal depending on the circumstances, and many people can feel the repercussions of such an incident.

Hit-and-run car accident results in teen's death in Georgia

Vehicle collisions are a common occurrence, but the outcomes of crashes have unique impacts. As a result, the individuals affected may have specific options that relate to their car accident that could help them handle negative outcomes. In many cases, information on civil claims options may help individuals determine whether legal action could suit their circumstances. 

Claims may result from multi-vehicle Georgia car accident

In the aftermath of a serious crash, many individuals may feel a mixture of various emotions. If they were seriously injured, they may wonder how their injuries will affect their lives, and individuals of deceased car accident victims may wonder how they will deal with this sudden loss. Handling any of these outcomes can prove difficult on many levels. 

Family may seek legal action after Georgia car accident

Leaving the scene of a serious crash could cause considerable legal complications for those deserting parties. More importantly, however, when individuals leave crash sites, they may leave behind seriously injured parties who need medical attention. If a passenger is injured in a car accident in which the driver flees, considering legal action may not be unwarranted.

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