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Reckless Driving and Personal Injury Compensation

Reckless Driving and Personal Injury Compensation

Reckless driving is a major cause of automobile accidents, injuries, property damage, and death on the roadways. Georgia’s reckless driving laws ensure that these drivers are held accountable and that their victims received the compensation they deserve. Understanding how these laws apply to your personal injury case helps determine the value of your damages and supports you achieving as full a recovery as possible. Defining Reckless Driving Reckless driving consists of driving with the disregard for other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians as well as traveling at high speeds. Common examples of reckless driving include tailgating, driving while intoxicated, speeding, running stop signs and lights, and...

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Drugged Driving: Prescription Drug Use and Car Accidents

Prescription Drug Use and Car Accidents

The misuse of prescription drugs while driving increases the risk of being involved in a car accident. Operating a vehicle while under the influence of any drug puts lives at risk and could lead to personal injuries, costly fines, and incarceration. While in many places, there’s been a reduction in the number of alcohol-related automobile accidents, there’s also been an increase in the number of accidents involving the use of prescription or illegal drugs. If you’ve been involved in an accident resulting from another driver being under the influence of prescription drugs, the following will help you understand how to get the...

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Drunk Driving Injuries and Getting the Compensation You Deserve

Drunk Driving Injuries and Getting the Compensation You Deserve

Drunk driving and driving under the influence (DUI) is a major cause of both minor and catastrophic car accidents. It leads to a wide range of physical injuries and extensive property damage. Although many drivers are aware of the risks involved with DUI, a large number of accidents that involve the use of alcohol and/or other intoxicants occur each year. If you’ve been injured as a result of another person’s DUI, you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. The Impact of Drunk Driving in Georgia Georgia’s DUI rates are lower than those of other states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control determined...

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Running Stop Signs and Personal Injury Compensation

Running Stop Signs

Personal injuries that result from car collisions lead to damages to your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. There are many factors that contribute to automobile accidents on today's roadways including driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, or drowsy driving. Running stop signs leads to many of these collisions and is a moving violation that can be avoided. But many careless drivers run stop signs and put themselves, their passengers, and others at risk for injuries or fatalities. If you’ve sustained an injury as a result of another driver running a stop sign, you should understand all the...

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Running Red Lights and Car Accidents

Running Red Lights and Car Accidents

There are many types of moving violations that result in car accidents. Running a red light is one of the most common events that leads to collisions, injury, and death. As a result, the state of Georgia has strict penalties for drivers who fail to stop at a traffic light. Personal injuries resulting from another driver’s negligence can entitle you to compensation for damages and losses. Understanding the laws related to running red lights and consulting with a legal professional can give you the protection you need. Risks of Running Red Lights Running a red light typically results in a collision in which...

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Street Racing and Personal Injury

Street racing accidents are a leading cause of injuries, property damage, and death. Although they’re more frequent in certain parts of the countries, all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians are still at risk for automobile accidents related to street racing. Street racing is illegal, but laws vary between states. It can also be difficult to hold drivers accountable for personal injuries and other damages. If you’ve been injured in an accident related to street racing, you need to know how to file a legal claim to obtain full compensation and recover from your injuries. The Growing Street Racing Problem Street racing involves the use of...

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Speeding and Personal Injury

Speeding is one of the most common causes of automobile accidents. It can result in citations or jail time for guilty drivers as well as injuries or death for others on the roadways. Roads have posted legal speed limits that protect drivers and keep pedestrians safe. Drivers who exceed the legal speed limit put others, as well as themselves, at a higher risk. 

Personal injuries that result from the actions of speeding drivers can lead to costly medical treatments, pain or disability, and the loss of income. The following will help you understand speeding violations so that you can successfully file...

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The Risks of Drowsy Driving



Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can lead to serious consequences. But many drivers are unaware of the fact that driving while drowsy poses the same risk to themselves and other drivers and passengers. Like drunk driving, drowsy driving has been shown to increase the risk of automobile accidents. Research suggests that the loss of sleep can be equivalent to consuming alcohol. Understanding the risks of drowsy driving can protect you and your family. It also keeps others safe and prevents the consequences that result from minor or serious car accidents. 

The Growing Concern Around Drowsy Driving The number of accidents resulting...

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Distracted Driving and Car Accidents

It’s easy to become distracted these days. Technology keeps you constantly connected to your work, friends and family, news, social media, and other things that take attention away from the present moment. This has led to an increase in car accidents resulting from distracted driving. Understanding the impacts of distracted driving and the ways to prevent car accidents can help make the roads safer for everyone. Types of Distracted Driving It’s been estimated that at least 8 people die each day as a result of distracted driving accidents. In addition, more than 1,160 people are injured daily, making distracted driving one of the...

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