Motor vehicle accidents are the cause of significant injuries and death throughout Georgia. People who are simply minding their own business as drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians can find themselves confronted with severe injuries and the problems that go along with them. If the accident is bad enough, there can be a fatality with the family left behind wondering how they will move forward without the contributions of a loved one.
Head-on motor vehicle accidents are among the most dangerous in Georgia and across the nation. These crashes will often occur because drivers ignore traffic laws, are in a rush to get to their destination, make dangerous maneuvers, are under the influence or are distracted. Drivers will be completely at the mercy of the other driver when a vehicle veers into their lane and drives straight toward them. Since these crashes are difficult to avoid and can cause such extensive damage, they can result in serious injuries and death. People who are injured or have lost a loved one in head-on crashes must think about whether a legal filing is needed for compensation.
When the word "accident" is mentioned in Marietta and throughout Georgia, the first response that a person will inevitably have is to think that it was a motor vehicle crash. Since this is one of the most common ways in which people are injured, it is completely understandable. However, people can be hurt in other ways. Slipping and falling might sound like something that is uncommon and infrequent, but it happens quite often. In addition, the injuries people can suffer after slipping and falling can be severe and even fatal. This is when it is important to know what to do after the fact and how to gauge premises liability: slip and falls.
Even if we don't own pets ourselves, it is almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with them at some point. While the vast majority of dogs are perfectly safe and never attack or bite, there are always risks, because even the most good natured of dogs can change personality instantly if they feel threatened or sense danger.
Every day Georgia drivers can look to their left and right and see someone who is peering downward, clearly staring at a smartphone or other device. Regardless of whether they are sending a text, surfing the web, using social media or engaging in other activities, it is undoubtedly dangerous to themselves and others. In the middle of 2018, the state took steps to reduce the number of drivers who were using their devices behind the wheel by implementing a new law that drivers must be hands-free when using a device behind the wheel.