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The Possible Harm Caused by Drivers Who Run Red Lights Published in Car Accidents on February 7, 2020.

When you drive, you accept the responsibility of doing so safely, which includes adhering to the rules of the road and following all traffic lights and signals. Drivers who choose to run red lights make our roadways far more dangerous for everyone on them. In fact, running red lights is closely associated with some of the most serious traffic accidents… READ MORE

Winter Road Trips Can Involve Accidents Published in Car Accidents on January 7, 2020.

When you head out to your holiday destination this year, take the necessary precautions to help make it a safe trip. And if a negligent motorist leaves you or someone you love injured, consult with a Macon car accident attorney. Increased Risks during the Holidays The fact is that there are a variety of factors that increase the risk of… READ MORE

Intoxicated Drivers Are a Huge Risk during the Holidays Published in Car Accidents on December 2, 2019.

The holidays are nearly upon us, and that means there’s a lot to look forward to. The holidays also mean, however, that there are more  drivers on the road – and increased accidents are the result. The holidays and adult beverages often go together, but when motorists fail to take their responsibility to drive safely seriously by getting behind the… READ MORE

The NSC Tackles Drowsy Driving Awareness in November Published in Car Accidents on November 7, 2019.

According to the most recent statistics, fatigued driving is a bigger problem than ever around Macon, Georgia. Specifically, drivers who choose to operate their vehicles while fatigued cause in excess of 6,400 deaths nationally in a given year. When Macon car drivers and truck operators get behind the wheel while fatigued, they can bring about serious accidents that lead to… READ MORE

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.

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