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Car Accidents in Fog: Getting Compensation for Your Injuries

Drivers must be able to navigate through rain, ice, heavy winds, and other factors that can reduce visibility and the ability to control their vehicles. Depending on its severity, fog can reduce your visibility and alter your perception of road and traffic conditions, which increases the risk of car accidents. These accidents result in short- and long-term injuries and disabilities that affect the lives of drivers, passengers, and their loved ones. If you’ve been injured in an accident that involved fog, you can take steps to obtain the compensation you need to overcome your injuries and recover any losses. Driving...

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Liability and Compensation for Rain-Related Car Accidents

When weather conditions change, drivers are at a higher risk for issues from reduced visibility, slower reaction times, and the loss of control of their vehicles. Car accidents that result from rain are a common cause of personal injuries. But many drivers assume that weather conditions excuse them from liability in a car accident. This isn’t always the case. Knowing the laws related to car accidents involving inclement weather conditions and consulting with an attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Weather and Driving Risks Rain causes roads to become slippery and reduces drivers’ visibility. These and other factors increase...

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Teenage Driving: Getting Compensated for Personal Injuries Caused by Reckless Behavior

The number of car accidents caused by teenage drivers is a growing concern for other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. In many cases, teenagers engage in risky behaviors while driving, leading to injuries and fatalities. In some cases, parents of teenage drivers may be held liable for injuries and other damages. Understanding the laws related to auto accidents caused by teenage drivers is the first step to getting the compensation to help you recover from your injuries. Risks Related to Teenage Driving Teenagers are considered high-risk drivers, and insurance providers typically charge higher premiums for protecting young drivers. The increased risk that teenage...

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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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