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Study Indicates that Georgia Drivers Are Among the Worst Tailgaters Published in Uncategorized on October 1, 2019.

Tailgating means driving too closely behind the vehicle in front of you, and it is dangerous at any speed. In fact, a new study forwarded by WSBTV in Atlanta finds that Georgia’s drivers are among the worst offenders when it comes to this dangerous practice. No matter where you happen to be, however, it’s important to recognize that when drivers… READ MORE

Industries with Significant Risks of Fall Accidents Published in Uncategorized,Workers Compensation on July 9, 2019.

There is no good place to experience a serious accident, but incurring an injury at work can lead to some significant challenges. Working through the workers’ compensation claims process in Macon, Georgia, can be complicated and confusing. Depending on your employer, many companies will fight to reduce the compensation you’re awarded in order to keep their costs down. This can… READ MORE

How is a Brain Injury Settlement Calculated? Published in Uncategorized on October 25, 2018.

Even a minor brain injury can be incredibly disruptive to a person’s life. A serious brain injury can permanently impact a person’s ability to walk, speak, work or care for themselves independently. In serious cases, a person who has experienced a traumatic brain injury may need 24-hour care. If an injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, a lawsuit may be able… READ MORE

What are the most common causes for motorcycle accidents? Published in Uncategorized on February 1, 2018.

According to statistics, motorcycles are thirty-five times more likely to be in a fatal crash than passenger vehicles. The thrill and economy of open-air travel on two wheels is dampened by the unique risks associated with motorcycle riding. Drivers traveling on either two or four wheels should be aware of the dangers and this post lists the most common causes… READ MORE

Is your healthcare information really and what is patient privacy? Published in Uncategorized on April 10, 2017.

Most people know that what they say to a doctor is confidential because of HIPAA and the privacy laws. But is it really? It has been more than 20 years since the last update concerning patient privacy and the worry is that those laws have not kept up with technology and recent trends. An article was recently published questioning this… READ MORE

What if I Was Hurt, Injured, Attacked, or Fight Victim at a Concert? Published in Liability,negligence,Personal Injury,Uncategorized on March 11, 2017.

Concerts are a great way to socialize, have fun with friends, and enjoy your favorite bands in Georgia. Unfortunately, they can also be the sites of dangerous mosh pits, fistfights, physical assaults, overcrowding, and building hazards. When things get out of hand at a concert due to lack of security measures, unsafe premises, or violent concertgoers, the situation can quickly… READ MORE

Police report sufficient evidence to fault in a two party accident? Published in Uncategorized on March 3, 2017.

There are a couple things that we have to keep in mind to answer this question: 1)Insurance companies will avoid responsibility at all costs; 2) accident reports are not always accurate; police officers are human too. The basic scenario is goes like this: Driver 1 was turning left into a parking lot, driver 2 was traveling straight at a high… READ MORE

What Is Chinese Drywall, is it Toxic, How Can I Tell? Published in Uncategorized on February 12, 2017.

If you had drywall installed in your home in America between 2001 and 2009, it is possible that your home contains harmful contaminants. As of 2015, more than 4,000 homeowners have reported health problems related to drywall imported from China during this time period. Chinese drywall installed especially in 2006–2007 may contain high levels of sulfur, causing myriad health problems… READ MORE

Does Speeding Kill? What Are Some Speeding Facts? Published in Uncategorized on February 2, 2017.

Every driver is guilty of speeding at one time or another. It is easy to zip through Macon, on your commute to work or struggle to make it to an appointment on time to miss a speed limit sign. Speed limits aren’t just in place to impose fines, they exist for the safety of drivers and pedestrians. Speeding is a… READ MORE

Pool Safety Tips, Summer’s Coming, Stay Safe While Staying Cool! Published in Home Safety Tips, Prevent Accidents and Protect Yourself,Personal Injury,Safety,Uncategorized on February 1, 2017.

Summer wouldn’t be the same without dips in the pool, but is your family safe from common pool-related accidents and injuries? Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death in children between one and four years old. If you have children in the house or in your neighborhood, it is your responsibility to keep your pool safe. Pool safety… READ MORE

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    Truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous accidents that often lead to serious injuries. Truck drivers are professional drivers who – as a result – are held to more exacting safety standards. Trucking, however, is sedentary work that requires long hours behind the wheel. The lifestyle itself can lead to health issues that render truck drivers more […]
  • 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 […]
  • Study Indicates that Georgia Drivers Are Among the Worst Tailgaters
    Tailgating means driving too closely behind the vehicle in front of you, and it is dangerous at any speed. In fact, a new study forwarded by WSBTV in Atlanta finds that Georgia’s drivers are among the worst offenders when it comes to this dangerous practice. No matter where you happen to be, however, it’s important […]
  • Common Causes of School Slip and Falls
    When you send your children off to school each day, you expect them to learn in an environment that’s safe for them. If instead, your child is injured, it is very upsetting. The fact is, however, that schools and school grounds can be rife with risk factors related to slip and fall accidents. If your […]