Where Does Georgia Rank Among the Best and Worst Drivers of 2019?

As of 2017, Georgia suffered 1,549 fatalities due to automobile accidents. Fifty-six percent (56%) of these deaths were motorists not wearing their seatbelts. The other seventeen percent (17%) involved vehicles and pedestrians. The 2018 numbers were quite similar. Motor vehicle fatalities accounted for 1,515 preventable deaths. Numbers for 2019 are already at 487 year-to-date. What …

3D-Painted Crosswalks: Could They Improve Pedestrian Safety?

3D-Painted Crosswalks: Could They Improve Pedestrian Safety?

3D street art has played a major role in art communities all over the world in recent years, and now many cities across the world are utilizing 3D paint to improve traffic safety. From China to Iceland, pedestrian crosswalks have been turned into intricate works of art that look like above-ground barriers to approaching drivers. …

Workers’ Compensation Vs. Personal Injury Claims

Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims

When you’re hurt—especially when it happens at work—it can be difficult to decide what to do next. Most people know they are entitled to some sort of compensation to help pay bills and cover lost wages, but they aren’t exactly sure how to go about getting that compensation. The two options available to you when …

Errors to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

Five Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

All too well, we know that mistakes can happen and can result in personal injury. However, did you know that mistakes can also hurt or prematurely end your personal injury claim? When an accident occurs and an injury is sustained a result, the clock begins ticking for you to recover compensation from the party responsible …

Insurance Coverage for Pedestrian Accidents

Insurance Coverage for Pedestrian Accidents

Whether you are out for a lengthy jog or simply a walk around the city, pedestrians often stick to sidewalks and crosswalks for their own safety. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents regularly occur due to inattentive drivers who may not see or notice pedestrians in time to prevent a collision. Despite the caution exercised by pedestrians, it …

Comparative versus Contributory Negligence

Comparative versus Contributory Negligence

When someone is seriously injured as a result of an accident, one of the first questions that gets asked by those involved (and their insurance companies) is, “Who was at fault?” The legal concepts of contributory and comparative negligence often answers these questions in the eyes of the law, and provides a way to allocate …

Rideshare Accidents: Who is At Fault?

As the popularity of rideshare apps such as Lyft and Uber in Atlanta continues to rise, the question of who is ultimately responsible for car accidents occurring in rideshares is asked more often. While Uber and Lyft are generally safe and economic alternatives to traditional taxi services, Uber and Lyft drivers are typically normally people …

Yielding the Right of Way: What it Means for You

For most drivers across the United States, right-of-way refers to general traffic rules to be observed while on the road or highway. However, it is much more than that: To yield right-of-way refers to the strict adherence to roadway rules and regulations, especially those about who is entitled to keep moving at a controlled round-about …