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January 29, 2016 – in Car Accidents, Jury Trials, Personal Injury Law

Proving distracted driving in a personal injury case

In many personal injury cases involving car, truck and motorcycle accidents, whether a driver was distracted leading up to the accident is an important consideration in assessing fault and liability. According to the National Safety Council, an alarming 26% of accidents are caused by cellphone use.1 In the United States, 46 states, including Georgia, have […]

December 29, 2015 – in Jury Trials, Personal Injury Law

How to find the best personal injury attorney in Atlanta for your case

When you’ve been injured, finding an attorney to represent you can be a daunting task, especially in a city like Atlanta. Here’s what you should look for. Look for an attorney with jury trial experience Albert Einstein once said, “The only source of knowledge is experience.” Never underestimate the importance of finding an attorney with significant […]

December 24, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law

Are there more traffic accidents during the holidays?

Analyzing statistics regarding car accidents is tricky business, and some numbers are not always clear. But yes, historically there are more car accidents, especially ones involving alcohol-impaired drivers, near Christmas and New Years. At first glance, it’s not clear that the holidays are any more dangerous than other times of the year. Contrary to popular […]

November 27, 2015 – in Personal Injury Law, Property Negligence

Staying safe while shopping at stores during Black Friday

Last year, over 86 million people shopped on Black Friday, either in-store or online.1 It is typically the largest shopping day in the United States. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous day for shoppers. It is estimated that over 135 million Americans will shop over the Thanksgiving weekend this year.2 Unfortunately, every […]

November 25, 2015 – in Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Serious Injury & Death

Data scientist creates interactive map of traffic accident fatalities in Atlanta

Max Galka, using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, has created an interactive map that shows all traffic accident fatalities from 2004 through 2013 in Atlanta and the United States as a whole. Max created the interactive map in order to help people visualize the severity of the statistics. […]

October 19, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Risk Reduction on the Road

Will self-driving cars like the Tesla Model S prevent accidents, or create more problems?

Companies like Tesla and Google are leading the way in developing autonomous driving capabilities in motor vehicles. Will it do more harm than good? Last week, automaker Tesla released its self-driving capability dubbed Autopilot to current owners of its Model S vehicle. Tesla’s self-driving software allows the vehicle to autonomously steer within a lane, change […]

October 12, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Risk Reduction on the Road, Serious Injury & Death

AT&T launches #itcanwait campaign to combat distracted driving

As part of their effort to combat distracted driving, AT&T has released a short video focusing on the story of Fletcher Cleaves. Fletcher graduated from Cordova High School in Memphis, TN in 2009 with a football scholarship and a promising career ahead of him. However, shortly after graduating, Fletcher was involved in a serious car accident where a distracted […]

September 21, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law

Car accidents and PTSD

According to the American Psychological Association, car accidents are the leading cause of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).1 There are nearly 6,000,000 car crashes every year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) .2 It is the most common traumatizing event for most people, with 1% of the population being […]