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Holding Distracted Drivers Liable for Serious Injuries Published in Car Accidents on October 8, 2019.

When you get behind the wheel of your car, you take on the immense responsibility of helping to keep our roads safe for everyone who travels on them. When drivers, instead, allow themselves to become distracted by anything other than safely adhering to the rules of the road, they endanger everyone with whom they share the motorway. When a driver’s… READ MORE

How Much Can You Expect to Recover for Your Car Accident? Published in Car Accidents on August 19, 2019.

Every car accident is unique to its own individual circumstances. As such, it’s impossible to put an exact amount on how much you will recover in damages as a result of your car accident claim. Nevertheless, there are some basic categories of compensation that will help you better understand how much you are likely to recover if another driver leaves… READ MORE

Some Car Accident Injuries are Not Immediately Apparent Published in Car Accidents on July 29, 2019.

We often see dramatic images of car accident victims on the news and in television programs. So if you’re in a serious car accident, you might be surprised when you walk away with no apparent injuries. Do not be fooled, though. Just because you don’t see the symptoms of an injury does not mean you’ve avoided being hurt. Some injuries… READ MORE

Car Wrecks Involving Ridesharing Vehicles Published in Car Accidents,Personal Injury on June 17, 2019.

Now more than ever, people rely upon ridesharing vehicles and companies, like Uber and Lyft, for transportation – especially in urban areas. However, these vehicles can still be involved in serious motor vehicle collisions. In some instances, the driver of the ridesharing vehicle might be to blame, while at other times, another motor vehicle driver might cause the accident. If… READ MORE

Has Georgia’s ‘Hands Free’ Law Created Safer Driving? Published in Car Accidents,Distracted Driving,truck accident on February 18, 2019.

Macon car accident lawyer offices have dealt recently with a new type of traffic regulation passed last year. The Georgia bill HB673, enforced as of July 1, 2018, makes operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking without a hands-free device a punishable offense. Drivers who violate this law are subject to fines and points on their licenses, which may… READ MORE

How To Prove Fault In A Car Accident Published in Car Accidents,Infographics on February 14, 2019.

In Georgia civil cases, which is the category under which a claim for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident falls, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove that the negligence of the at-fault driver, also known as the defendant, caused the accident.

Do more accidents happen on the highway? Published in Car Accidents,Personal Injury,truck accident on January 21, 2019.

  Automobile accidents are a familiar sight on America’s highways. The flashing lights from police cars and ambulances, damaged vehicles, injured drivers and passengers, it all unfolds as other drivers pass by. It used to be that most accidents happened closer to home, but recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that the number of urban… READ MORE

How to Prove Distracted Driving in an Auto Accident Case Published in Car Accidents,Personal Injury on January 9, 2019.

    Distracted driving can be described as anything that diverts a driver’s attention and prevents them from safely operating their vehicle. Distracted driving can cover a long list of activities including talking on a cell phone, texting, adjusting your radio, eating, putting on makeup, trying to find fallen objects, and more. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… READ MORE

Proving Fault in a Car Accident Published in Car Accidents on December 10, 2018.

Car accidents in Macon, Georgia and everywhere are unfortunate, but they are also inevitable. There are a number of reasons why they occur, but if you know the other driver is the one at fault, it’s important to know how to proceed with a personal injury case. The key to getting the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses and… READ MORE

9 things I should do after a car accident Published in Car Accidents on September 28, 2018.

These steps are important to take after an accident. In the Macon, Georgia area, you can contact the law office of Nelson & Smith and speak with David Ricks about your case. For more information on our Macon Car Accident Lawyers, please visit our site.

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  • Holding Distracted Drivers Liable for Serious Injuries
    When you get behind the wheel of your car, you take on the immense responsibility of helping to keep our roads safe for everyone who travels on them. When drivers, instead, allow themselves to become distracted by anything other than safely adhering to the rules of the road, they endanger everyone with whom they share […]
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