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Car Accidents Caused By Brake Checking in Georgia

Brake checking occurs when drivers slam onto their brakes in an attempt to get vehicles behind them to back off a bit. This most commonly occurs when one driver thinks they are being followed too closely by another driver (tailgating). In the state of Georgia, tailgating is against the law. However, slamming on brakes to intentionally cause a rear driver to alter their behavior is also illegal because it can lead to incredibly severe accidents. What Happens When a Driver “Brake Checks” Another Driver? There are going to be times when drivers follow others too closely. Sometimes, this is purely… read more

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What Are Common Causes of Rollover Accidents?

There are various factors that could increase the likelihood that a rollover accident will occur. This can include physical attributes of the vehicle, the driving behavior of the vehicle driver, and negligence on the part of others on the roadway. Here, we want to examine some of the most common causes of rollover accidents that occur in the state of Georgia. High Driving Speeds Driving above the speed limit and operating too fast for conditions are some of the main causes of vehicle accidents in Georgia, as well as a leading cause of rollover accidents. When vehicles are traveling too… read more

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What to Know About Ride-Sharing Accidents in Georgia

Rideshare services are very popular, but there are times when accidents that involve these vehicles occur. When a rideshare accident does happen in Georgia, it is imperative for individuals involved to understand that these are not exactly like every other type of accident. There is specific information about insurance policies that is crucial to know, and there are steps that individuals can take to help recover compensation. The Insurance Periods Matter Perhaps the most important thing that you need to know after a ride-sharing accident occurs in Georgia is that the status of the rideshare driver matters when it comes… read more

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Georgia Highway Patrol Reports: What You Need To Know

Anytime there’s a vehicle accident that results in an injury, death, or a specific amount of property damage, there must be an accident report filled out in Georgia. Here, we want to review what you need to know about Georgia Highway Patrol reports when it comes to your car accident claim and recovering compensation for injuries or property damage. What is in the Reports? There is very specific information located in an accident report, and the insurance carriers are going to need this information. A Georgia Highway Patrol report will typically begin with indicating what started the accident. This can… read more

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Minimum Insurance Amounts in Georgia

Every driver in the state of Georgia is required to carry insurance if they want to legally operate a vehicle. However, individuals are often confused about the types of insurance and the minimum amount of insurance they are required to carry. Here, we want to discuss the minimum insurance amounts that all drivers must obtain in order to remain legal in Georgia. What the Law Requires for Auto Insurance in Georgia Every state across the country has specific requirements for drivers when it comes to automobile insurance. In the state of Georgia, the law currently requires the following types and… read more

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Concussion Headaches After a Crash: How Long Do They Last?

Vehicle accidents can lead to a range of injuries, with one of the most common being a concussion. When individuals sustain concussions, this can occur at varying levels of severity. The concussion severity will certainly play a role in how long this injury lasts. In some cases, individuals experience little to no symptoms as a result of a concussion, but there are times when these injury symptoms can last weeks. Concussions Occur in a Variety of Ways Concussions can occur in a wide variety of ways but typically happen as a result of a bump or blow to the head… read more

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Most Common Injuries from Rear-End Accidents

Rear-end accidents are incredibly common on the roadway, usually caused by individuals following other vehicles too closely. Even though these incidents are common, they can still lead to significant injuries that lead to long-term setbacks for those involved. Here, we want to examine some of the most common rear-end accident injuries that occur on Georgia roadways. How Common Are Rear-End Accidents Data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that rear-end collisions are responsible for approximately 29% of all crashes across the country. However, when most people think of rear-end collisions, they think of relatively minor injuries…. read more

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Can Driving at a Legal BAC Level Be a Factor in a Crash?

The maximum allowable blood alcohol content (BAC) level in Georgia is .08%. Any person operating at this level or above could be arrested and charged with drunk driving. However, there are situations where individuals can be charged with DUI even if they are below the legal limit of alcohol in their system. The term DUI stands for “driving under the influence,” so any person found to be under the influence of any substance, regardless of their blood alcohol content level, could be charged with DUI. Impaired Driving Means Many Things In the state of Georgia, we can see that Georgia… read more

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How Do I Check to See if My Vehicle Has Been Recalled?

You probably hear about recalls all the time on the news, but often, do not assume that the recall has to do with you or your vehicle. However, most people do not realize that recalls occur all the time, including for issues that do not make it onto the news. You need to know if your vehicle has been recalled for anything, including individual parts that may be defective inside of the vehicle that could affect overall safety. How to Check for Vehicle Recalls If you are not sure whether or not your vehicle has any active recalls, that is… read more

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Brake Failure Crashes

In August of 2022, Ferrari recalled just about every single car that it’s made since 2005 due to possible break failure. While you may look at that story and think, “Okay, I don’t drive a Ferrari,” the reality is that brake recalls happen more often than people realize. Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz recalled 300,000 vehicles that they manufactured between 2006 and 2012 over a brake defect. Brake failure crashes can lead to significant injuries and property damage for drivers and passengers on the roadways of Georgia. It is important to understand who could be held liable if an accident is… read more

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