Blog: Car Accidents

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 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 […]

August 17, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Risk Reduction on the Road

Educating your teenager on safe driving in Atlanta

Statistically, compared to every other age group, young people ages 16-19 have the highest risk of being involved in an automobile accident. Young people account for roughly 30% of the total cost of auto accident related injuries, and are nearly three times more likely than older drivers to be involved in a fatal accident.1 At […]

August 10, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Risk Reduction on the Road, Serious Injury & Death

Atlanta Weekend in Review: School Bus Laws & Car Crashes

This is the weekend review for August 7-9, 2015 in Atlanta. A reminder on traffic laws relating to school buses Seems like all students have now returned to school.  Drivers should keep in mind that passing a school bus while it is stopped to pick up or drop off children is a citable offense under […]

July 6, 2015 – in Breaking News, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Serious Injury & Death

Fatal Crash: City Of Atlanta – Moreland Ave at Memorial Drive

Police arrested a suspected DUI driver on Saturday, July 4 following a three car crash which left one person dead. The crash occurred at the intersection of Moreland Ave and Memorial Drive in Southeast Atlanta.  The alleged drunk driver was identified as Brandon Thomas.  The crash, which occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m., happened when the […]

July 2, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Serious Injury & Death

Alleged DUI Driver Causes Serious Injury In Buckhead

Yesterday we posted that Georgia is targeting drunk drivers over the holiday weekend. Despite that the Fourth of July holiday has not formally started, police allege a drunken driver caused a serious injury last night in Buckhead. Police report that Jeremy Odom was arrested after the Maserati he was driving collided with a Toyota Corolla. […]