Getting into a car accident with another driver can be stressful enough. Finding out that driver is on duty as a government agent or operating a government vehicle can add another element to your claim. Instead of going up against a fellow driver, you may be filing a claim against a government entity, such as
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
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
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.
Since the enforcement date has already come and gone it is important to understand what the Hands-Free Georgia Act entails and what changes it has brought with it. Here, our injury attorneys in Atlanta review what the law says and what changes it has made to existing traffic laws. House Bill 673, known as The Hands-Free