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Facts About Road Rash

Road rash is an injury that can occur anytime a person’s skin comes into contact with the road, sidewalk, or any other type of pavement. Most commonly, we associate road rash injuries with bicycle accidents and motorcycle accidents. Here, we want to examine some of the most common facts about road rash injuries that you need to be aware of. If you or somebody you care about has sustained road rash injuries as a result of the negligence of another driver, you need to speak to an attorney who can help you recover compensation for your injuries. How Does Road… read more

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Can Fault Be Determined by Car Accident Damage?

In the aftermath of any vehicle accident, there will typically be extensive investigations into what happened in order to determine liability. In some cases, fault is relatively clear. However, it is not uncommon for it to initially be unclear about which driver caused the accident. Sometimes, it may be necessary to examine the vehicles involved to gain information about what happened in the crash. This includes looking at vehicle damage. Determining Fault Based on the Damage There are typically various ways that law enforcement officials and insurance carriers go about determining fault for a vehicle accident. This includes, but is… read more

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What Happens If Your Insurance Claim is Denied?

Anytime an individual sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity, they should be entitled to compensation for their losses. However, it is not uncommon for insurance carriers to deny claims for various reasons. Here, we want to specifically look at what you can do if your insurance claim is denied after sustaining a personal injury in Georgia. There are various steps that you can take to appeal this denial and fight for the compensation you think you are entitled to. Why Would an Auto Insurance Claim be Denied? There are many reasons… read more

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What Should I do if My Car Was Recalled?

The last thing that anybody wants to receive in the mail is a recall notice for their vehicle. However, recall are often misunderstood. Here, we want to discuss what steps you should take if you discover your car is facing a recall. In some cases, it is imperative that you act immediately to ensure that you do not get involved in an emergency caused by a faulty vehicle. In other situations, a recall may be for a relatively minor problem with the vehicle. How Will I Know if My Car is Recalled? The last thing you likely expect is to… read more

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Does Optimism Bias Lead to Distracted Driving?

When most people think of distracted driving, I think of drivers looking at their phones, eating or drinking, applying makeup, or something similar. However, one thing that is not often discussed is optimism bias and how this affects our driving behavior. Optimism bias refers to the way that people see the world – a person always assuming the best about the future and possible outcomes. On the surface, it sounds like optimism bias is something that is a good thing. It can be because this can help individuals find hope even when things look disastrous. However, there is a downside… read more

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Why is August a Deadly Driving Month?

Statistics have shown, time and time again, that August is a particularly deadly month when it comes to traffic fatalities. Every driver should be armed with the most knowledge possible about driving conditions and roadway safety, and this includes understanding what times of the year they are more likely to face an accident. Here, we want to discuss some other reasons why August tends to be more deadly for driving than other months. What the Statistics Show About August Driving When we look at data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we can see that the agency… read more

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What NOT to Say After a Car Accident

Getting into a vehicle accident can be a terrifying experience for every party involved. In the immediate aftermath of a crash, and in the days and weeks to follow, crash victims will be expected to talk to various parties about the incident. This includes law enforcement officials, insurance carriers, and maybe even attorneys. However, there are some things that crash victims should not say after an incident occurs. Here, we want to discuss a few different statements that any person involved in an accident should absolutely not tell other parties aside from their own attorney. “It was my fault” Under… read more

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What To Do If A Government-Owned Car Hits You

Whether you are operating on the streets of Atlanta or in the rural areas of Georgia, one thing is certain – vehicle accidents are going to occur. For the vast majority of vehicle accident cases throughout Georgia, the claim will be resolved through a settlement with the insurance carrier of the at-fault driver. However, what happens if you are involved in a vehicle accident caused by the driver inside of a government-owned vehicle? Here, we want to discuss how these claims will differ from traditional vehicle accident claims. Georgia Accidents With Government-Owned Vehicles Even though you may not realize it,… read more

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Who is at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Crash?

The last thing any person expects when we get behind the wheel of a vehicle is that they will be involved in an accident. However, vehicle accidents are not uncommon on Georgia roadways. In most situations, we will find that the at-fault driver will be responsible for paying compensation to any party who sustained injuries or property damage as a result of their negligent actions. However, when a multi-vehicle crash occurs, determining fault can be difficult. Here, we want to discuss how liability is determined for a multi-vehicle collision as well as how Georgia handles modified comparative negligence when it… read more

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When Does a Car Accident Become a Crime?

Vehicle accidents are not uncommon in Georgia. However, no two vehicle accidents are exactly alike, and there are times when the circumstances surrounding a vehicle accident lead to the situation becoming a crime. Here, we want to discuss exactly what it means for a vehicle accident to be a “crime” as opposed to just a situation where the incident will be handled only through insurance carriers or a civil lawsuit. Most Car Accidents Are Civil Matters The reality is that most vehicle accidents in Georgia are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers. However, there are times when insurance carriers refuse… read more

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