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To reduce car accidents, Georgia enforces distracted driving law

Distracted driving is problematic across the nation. Georgia took specific steps to reduce its occurrence and the dangers associated with it. The new law implemented in the middle of 2018 was put in place to cite drivers for failing to use a hands-free device when behind the wheel. From the time the law was put in place in July, there have been nearly 8,400 citations given. There was a significant rise in violations in December to coincide with the holidays. In comparison, there were fewer than half that number given in the first half of 2018.

Hit-and-run car accidents involving children spark injury, arrest

Car accidents do not discriminate based on any factor including what a person does for a living. Anyone can be involved in a crash. They must adhere to the law after the fact or face various sanctions if they do not. However, people who are in an accident - especially one involving a child - might be scared or intimidated. This could lead to them fleeing the scene and making the situation worse. From the victim's perspective, a hit-and-run crash multiplies the risk because the injured person might not get the care they need in a timely fashion and it could cause the injuries to be worse than they otherwise would be. It can even result in a fatality. People who are in a hit-and-run crash must have legal help to consider a lawsuit for compensation.

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.

Rear-end car accidents can be deadly, as shown in recent crash

There are many kinds of car accidents in Georgia, but some of the most dangerous and deadly are rear-end crashes. When a vehicle is traveling at significant speed and it crashes into the back of another vehicle, there can be serious injuries and fatalities. This is especially true when a larger vehicle causes the crash. These accidents frequently occur on highways, making speed and the sudden need to stop a factor.

The danger of DUI car accidents shown in fatal Georgia crash

Any car accident in Georgia can lead to injuries and fatalities. People who head out on the road should be cognizant of their surroundings and make every effort to be as safe and cautious as possible to avoid accidents. In some cases, there is no avoiding car accidents and a crash occurs. In a worst-case scenario, it can result in a fatality. There are many reasons for car accidents to occur, including distracted driving, negligence, recklessness, drowsy driving and one of the riskiest behaviors behind the wheel: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in an accident must remember that they may have the right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Police say trucker will be cited for injury accident

Law enforcement officers have indicated that charges are pending against a trucker who allegedly caused a traffic accident on a highway in nearby Columbia County. Still, authorities have not specified what law the trucker will be cited for violating, and they are continuing to investigate the accident.