Blog: Car Accidents

July 28, 2016 – in Car Accidents, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury Law

What NOT to do when you are in a car accident, according to attorneys

You’ve been in an automobile accident. You’re understandably shaken up. You’ve either just been hit or have hit someone, your car may be damaged, and you could be injured. You’re most likely in shock and are still shaking from the adrenaline rush. What should you do? The time immediately after a car accident is usually […]

July 24, 2016 – in Breaking News, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law

First fatal car accident directly involving autonomous driving system raises questions of liability

After an investigation by the NTSB was released this past week, a fatal car accident in Florida became the first ever recorded fatality where an involved vehicle was using an autonomous driving system.1 According to reports, a tractor trailer crossed in front of a Tesla Model S traveling at 74mph. The Tesla was operating with […]

June 27, 2016 – in Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury Law

Study reveals why texting while driving particularly dangerous

Texting while driving is a serious contributor to car accidents, but a new study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute reveals why trivial, distracting activities like texting are particularly dangerous. Texting while driving has already had a major impact on the number of car accidents each year, with many being attributed to drivers focusing more […]

March 29, 2016 – in Car Accidents, Risk Reduction on the Road

Yellow light timing to prevent drivers from running red lights and causing accidents

Since more than 20% of traffic fatalities occur at intersections, creating safer intersections is a huge priority. There are many factors that go into creating safe intersections. One of the most important is the yellow light. According to Georgia law, the yellow light is simply an indication to drivers than the traffic signal is about […]

February 29, 2016 – in Breaking News, Car Accidents, Hit & Run Drivers, Trucking Accidents

Two pedestrians killed in Atlanta car accidents on Friday

Within a 12-hour period, two pedestrians were killed in separate car accidents in the Atlanta metro area. On Friday morning, January 26th, ¬†according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Richard Cummings was struck by a GMC truck on South Cobb Drive. Cummings was attempting to cross the multi-lane highway without using a crosswalk, and tragically, was […]

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 […]