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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.

How does Comparative Negligence work in Georgia? Published in Car Accidents on September 10, 2018.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, our legal system allows you to seek monetary damages from the responsible party as compensation. Whether working with an insurance company who represents the alleged negligent party or through the court system by filing a lawsuit, the primary issues are typically proving the fault of the other party and… READ MORE

What Should I Do After a Car Accident? Published in Car Accidents on September 6, 2018.

Being involved in a car accident can be a scary experience, even if you haven’t been gravely injured. There are certain things you must do immediately after such a situation. Even though your nerves may be frayed and your emotions running high, it is absolutely essential to remain as composed as possible and carry out these steps. If you are… READ MORE

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  • Some Car Accident Injuries are Not Immediately Apparent
    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 […]
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