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Move Over Law in Georgia

March 20, 2020 Posted In Car Accidents, Georgia Law, Safety

A Move Over Law is a traffic rule that requires drivers to move over or slow down to accommodate stopped authorized emergency vehicles, such as ambulances and police cars. It serves to improve the safety of emergency roadside workers, as well as utility workers and motorists. Georgia passed a Move Over Law in an effort…

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How to Prevent a Crash With a Truck

December 5, 2019 Posted In Safety, Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents take thousands of lives in the U.S. each year. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 4,657 fatal accidents involved large trucks in 2017. In 82% of these accidents, the fatalities were occupants of the passenger vehicles, not the large trucks. You may not be able to avoid driving near trucks…

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Georgia Motorcycle Laws – Lane Splitting

November 20, 2019 Posted In Georgia Law, Motorcycle Accidents

Georgia is one of the top states in the country for motorcycle accidents and related deaths. In 2018, 154 motorcyclists lost their lives in Georgia traffic accidents, according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Most of these motorcyclists (134) were wearing helmets. Obeying Georgia’s motorcycle laws could help prevent motorcycle accidents.  It is…

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How Does a Contingency Fee Work

October 24, 2019 Posted In Personal Injury

If you were recently injured in an accident in Georgia, you may be searching for a personal injury law firm to handle your case. One phrase you may see when browsing through personal injury lawyers in Georgia is “contingency fee basis”. This refers to how the law firm charges attorney’s fees. A contingency fee means…

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What to Do if You Hit a Pedestrian With Your Car

October 17, 2019 Posted In Ask a Lawyer, Georgia Law, Personal Injury

The greatest threats to pedestrian safety are drivers. Negligent and careless drivers running into pedestrians cause thousands of life-changing injuries and deaths in the U.S. each year. In one year alone, 193 pedestrians died in motor vehicle crashes in Georgia. The rate of pedestrian accidents has unsteadily increased year after year in Georgia since 2008.…

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