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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

Distracted Driving Accidents On the Rise Published in Car Accidents,Distracted Driving on May 4, 2017.

This is an update to our previous distracted driving post. Because of the weather, increased traffic, and holidays, April and May are “distracted driving awareness” months. The Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) released the updated statistics concerning distracted driving and motor vehicle accidents. (Click here for an summary article of the statistics). As the article illustrates many states including Georgia have laws… READ MORE

Is it Legal to Eat and Drive? Published in Distracted Driving on April 10, 2017.

Modern life is very fast-paced, and many working adults must multitask every day. However, there are some times when the temptation to multitask is not worth the risk. One of the best examples of this is when you are behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a serious problem causing thousands of injuries and deaths in America each year. While most… READ MORE

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  • Car Wrecks Involving Ridesharing Vehicles
    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 […]
  • Negligent Maintenance Issues in Truck Crash Cases
    Commercial trucks and tractor-trailers play a vital role when it comes to transporting goods in today’s economy. Since these large vehicles are in almost-constant use, they require significant amounts of maintenance every year. In addition to negatively impacting a business, a poorly maintained truck or tractor-trailer can present a safety hazard to all other vehicles […]
  • What is the Process for a Workers’ Compensation Case in Macon?
    Injuries sustained while a worker is on the job can be sudden and painful. Fortunately, there is a mechanism in place by which injured workers can pursue compensation for those injuries from their employers. This process is known as workers’ compensation. When you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation could act as your safety […]
  • The Most Common Injuries at Work
    According to the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured in a workplace accident every 7 seconds. In many cases, these injuries occur in completely preventable accidents and leave victims with significant medical expenses, an inability to work, and lingering medical problems that can affect them for months or even years. Here are some […]