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Is it Illegal to Drive in Flip Flops?

Driving a vehicle with flip flops on, or even barefoot, is somewhat of a rite of passage and a normal occurrence throughout the state of Georgia. But, is it actually legal to operate a vehicle while wearing flip flops? Before you hop into your vehicle to cruise around Georgia, we want you to know that the state law does not prohibit you from wearing flip flops when driving. Nor does it prevent you from operating a vehicle while barefoot. However, there are some safety concerns you should be aware of. Driving With Flip Flops – Not Illegal It is not… read more

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Should I Apologize After a Car Accident?

Everyone reacts differently to a vehicle accident and during the immediate aftermath of the incident. Crashes are scary, and individuals who typically react calmly and measured may be nervous. The nervousness and adrenaline could lead to individuals simply needing to talk to others at the scene, but the discussions must be measured and limited. Under no circumstances should you apologize after a vehicle accident, even if you are sure you caused the crash. Here, we want to discuss why apologizing after a crash can be devastating to any claim you may have. Apologizing – The Vehicle Accident Faux Pas “I… read more

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Who Pays in a Three-Car Accident?

In many cases, accidents involve only two vehicles, but that is not always how these incidents play out. There are times when a crash can involve three vehicles, and this can complicate the process of recovering compensation. Specifically, determining liability becomes more challenging when another vehicle is added to the equation. Here, we want to discuss who could be on the line to pay compensation after an accident involving three vehicles. Determining Liability in a Three-Car Accident Determining liability after a three-car collision in the state of Georgia can be challenging, but it is a crucial step in the process… read more

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Who is Liable for Uber, Lyft, and Rideshare Accidents?

Rideshare services have become incredibly popular over the last decade, but determining liability after an accident involving a rideshare vehicle can be challenging. Here, we want to examine liability issues involving Uber and Lyft, particularly focusing on whether or not the driver or the rideshare company will pay compensation along with how the insurance process works. Liability is Determined Much Like Any Other Car Accident Liability after an Uber or Lyft accident is determined just like liability is for any other type of incident. There will be an investigation into the incident in order to gather as much evidence as… read more

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What Are The Most Dangerous Roads in Atlanta For Drivers?

Every state has dangerous roads, including Georgia. During the latest recording year of data on file, there were 1,664 total traffic fatalities on Georgia roadways. 647 of these were considered incidents in rural areas, while 1,014 of the traffic fatalities occurred in urban areas. But, what are the most dangerous roads for drivers in the Peach State? The Most Dangerous Roads are in the Atlanta Area Anyone who operates a vehicle in the Atlanta metro area already knows that this can be dangerous. However, knowing that and having proof are two different things. A recently released study sheds light on… read more

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Who Is at Fault for a Parking Lot Car Accident?

Accidents that occur in parking lots can result in a confusing aftermath, with individuals often pointing the finger at one another to assign blame. However, it is important to examine these incidents from a logical standpoint to determine who is at fault. Here, we want to review some basic information about parking lot right of way and fault through various scenarios. How Parking Lot Accidents Occur Accidents can occur in parking lots in a variety of ways. A parking lot is one of the rare areas where it is normal to have both vehicle traffic as well as pedestrian and… read more

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Should I Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company?

If you or somebody you love has been injured or sustained property damage in an accident caused by another party, you will likely deal with insurance carriers. This will include your insurance carrier as well as the insurance carrier for any other parties involved. It is also likely that the insurance carrier claims adjuster will ask you to give a recorded statement about your side of events. Here, we want to discuss whether or not giving a recorded statement to the insurance company is a good idea. Why The Insurance Carriers Insist on a Recorded Statement Did you know that… read more

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Who Is Liable for a Multi-Car Crash in Georgia?

In many cases, accidents occur only between two vehicles, but that is not always the case. Sometimes, there are three or more vehicles involved in a vehicle collision, and this can complicate the process of determining liability. Here, we want to discuss how liability is determined for a multi-car crash in Georgia. Multi-Car Collisions Can Happen Anywhere Multi-car collisions are not uncommon in Georgia. Yes, while many collisions only involve two vehicles, multi-car collisions can happen in the exact same ways that every other two-car collision occurs. For example, if one driver rear-ends another driver who has just stopped at… read more

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Car Inspection Laws In Georgia

States around the country have varying laws about vehicle inspections. Some states, such as California, are fairly strict about having vehicles inspected to meet certain requirements, particularly emissions requirements. Other states are much more lax about vehicle inspections. Residents in Georgia need to be aware that they do have certain requirements for vehicle inspections each year. Additionally, commercial vehicle drivers face more stringent inspection requirements and are typically governed by both state and federal law. Here, we want to review some of the basic vehicle inspection laws in Georgia. We strongly recommend that you continue your research into vehicle inspections… read more

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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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