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Claridge Law Firm
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Augusta, GA 30907

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December 2018 Archives

Transportation workers vulnerable to DWI car accidents

It is an unfortunate reality that despite how dangerous drunk driving is, people will still choose to get behind the wheel after drinking in Georgia. The lost reaction time, inhibited judgment and other negatives from drinking can place others on the road in jeopardy. Among the most vulnerable are people whose jobs require them to work outside. When there is a crash between a vehicle and a worker, it is made worse if the driver flees. Those who are impacted by these car accidents should know they have the right to consider a legal filing to be compensated.

Pedestrian and bicycle car accidents on the rise in Georgia

Residents who are trying to stay in shape, save money and take positive steps for the environment will try to find alternative methods of transportation rather than driving everywhere. Part of that is riding a bicycle or walking. While this is beneficial in myriad ways, there will still be cars sharing the road and those on bicycles or on foot can be seriously injured and killed in pedestrian and bicycle car accidents. Understanding the prevalence of these accidents and how the aftermath can be so damaging is imperative when thinking about a legal filing for compensation.

Failure to yield can cause pedestrian-car accidents in Georgia

People who are simply minding their own business in Georgia can be impacted in rapid fashion by car accidents. These are made worse when the person in the crash was a pedestrian. Compounding the incident is if the negligent driver is someone who should know better such as a law enforcement officer. It is an unfortunate reality that drivers will frequently forget the basic rules of the road and violate the law. This can cause an accident. A pedestrian who is hit by a motor vehicle can suffer serious injuries and even death. A legal filing is one of the only strategies to receive adequate compensation for all that was lost.

The right legal approach after car accidents is imperative

The roads in Augusta and throughout Georgia can be dangerous in general before thinking about driver behaviors. When adding in the number of people who use their smartphones while driving, operate their vehicle while drowsy and drive under the influence, the chance of being in an accident skyrockets. Motor vehicle crashes can cause severe injuries and even death. Those who have been affected by a crash either as a driver, a passenger, a motorcyclist, a bicyclist or a pedestrian should be cognizant of their rights to attempt to seek compensation in a legal filing.