Auto Accidents | Georgia Personal Injury Blog
Smartphone technology and GPS are excellent modern tools for drivers, but they also interfere with the capacity to pay attention. Distracted driving is dangerous. All drivers know it, yet they still do it.
When winter storms hit Georgia, they can make driving conditions hazardous on local roads. Snow and freezing rain can quickly turn roadways into slick, icy surfaces. High winds can down trees and cause traffic signals to go out, making driving around town even more treacherous. It is best to stay at home during a winter storm if you are able. If you must go out, be aware of the winter road hazards in Atlanta.
Commuters in Georgia face serious hazards when they get behind the wheel of a car. Statewide, traffic fatalities are on the rise. As of October, more than 1,000 people had already died in traffic crashes across the state in 2021, as reported on Fox 5. In one September weekend alone, 16 people were killed in traffic accidents. Speeding is a major factor in deadly accidents in Georgia and on metro Atlanta roads.
Self-driving cars are changing things on U.S. roadways. As autonomous vehicle technology continues to advance and driverless cars become more popular, liability concerns with vehicle automation are becoming more of an issue.
Drunk drivers have been a menace on our roads since cars were first invented. In order to combat the danger of drunk drivers, Georgia laws have been passed limiting the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) of drivers to under .08%.
Sadly, not everyone follows the law, and when people get behind the wheel drunk, they can cause catastrophic damage. Knowing what a drunk driver looks like and how to properly respond to one can save your life.
When someone chooses to drink and then get behind the wheel, they are putting everyone on the road with them at risk. Sadly, many drivers still make these dangerous decisions and cause tragic accidents. However, legally they may not be the only party responsible for the inevitable accident. According to dram shop liability laws in Georgia, the bar, liquor store, or restaurant that served the drunk driver could also be considered liable.
When first learning to drive, we were all taught to obey all traffic laws, especially the speed limit. But as drivers get older and become more experienced, many choose to push against speed limits or brazenly break the limit altogether. But those speed limits are not just random, arbitrary numbers. They are designed to protect everyone on the road, as any high-speed collision could be absolutely devastating.
Rear-end collisions, sometimes known as “fender benders,” often get the reputation of not being that serious of an accident. T-bones, as in when a car collides with the side of another collision, or head-on accidents are seen as far more serious because they can put the occupants at the immediate risk of suffering a fatal injury. But the same can be said about rear-end collisions. They can be absolutely devastating and, due to their reputation as being mild accidents, the injuries caused by them may be overlooked.
You are making your daily commute, a drive you know like the back of your hand when suddenly a loud horn blares from behind you. You check your rearview mirror and there is a car driving so close behind you that you can make out the furious face of the driver. His teeth are gritted, his eyes are bulging, and you can see the veins on his head and neck pulsing. You have just come across an aggressive driver and have no idea what to do.
There was once a time when take-out and delivery were limited to a select handful of restaurants in your neighborhood. If you wanted to order out, chances are you would have to either get pizza or Chinese food. These days, however, it seems that nearly every restaurant, café, and bakery can be found through food delivery apps. While this technology makes ordering food simple and convenient on those nights that you just don’t want to cook, the new influx of delivery drivers is also dangerous.
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