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The Most Common Soft Tissue Injuries

The Most Common Soft Tissue Injuries

FAST FACTS There are more than 12 million vehicle accidents every year. 75% of those injured in collisions still experience symptoms of their injuries six months after the crash. Approximately 20% of victims may have symptoms that worsen.Soft tissue injuries may be the most common types of injuries sustained in car accidents. They are also common after slips and falls, in sporting accidents and in the workplace. A soft tissue injury can be categorized as either acute or overuse.As Atlanta soft tissue injury lawyers, we have represented victims of accidents across all settings and have aggressively sought compensation for...

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School Zone Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

School Zone Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

FAST FACTSThere were an estimated 92 pedestrians killed in the first half of 2017. 0.8 pedestrians per 100,000 people were killed. Georgia is ranked 16th in the nation when it comes to pedestrian deaths. If you've driven down a neighborhood street in recent weeks, you may have noticed something that you had forgotten about: School buses. Children across Georgia and the rest of the nation are returning to school, if they haven't returned already. Seeing those big yellow buses should serve as a reminder that school is back in session and it's time to start paying attention to how we...

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Feeling Weak Recently? It May Be From a Tick Bite

Feeling Weak Recently It May Be From a Tick Bite

FAST FACTS:There were 221 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Georgia between 2000 and 2016. It’s estimated that there are more than 2,000 cases of Lyme disease in the state. The highest number of reported cases occurred in 2008. Ticks are out in full force throughout the United States. It's so bad, in fact, that some states have erected billboards to remind people about the dangers of tick bites, particularly Lyme disease. If you enjoy walks outside, like to wait a few extra days to cut your grass or have tall vegetation in your yard, you need to keep reading.No...

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Who Can Be Held Liable in an Atlanta Truck Accident?

Who Can Be Held Liable in an Atlanta Truck Accident

FAST FACTS:Fatalities in Georgia involving a large truck numbered 135 in 2014. Over 8% of all fatal crashes in Georgia in 2014 involved a semi truck. About 88,000 trucks were involved in fatal crashes throughout the US in 2014.Drive down the highway, and chances are good that you will see rubber scattered along the shoulder from a tire blowout. Have you ever wondered when the blowout happened or if anyone was affected? While many blowouts are just that and nothing else, other tire debris is the result of a serious collision or a blowout that caused an accident.When...

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How to Drive Safely Around Semi Trucks in Atlanta This Summer

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No matter where you drive in Atlanta, chances are that you will come into be sharing the road with a semi truck for at least part of your journey. This is especially true if you drive on highways. Knowing how to drive safely around these large trucks can help prevent an accident.A collision with a semi truck is especially serious due to the power a semi truck packs behind its wheels. These vehicles often way several tons when loaded with cargo. This means that your passenger vehicle is no match for a truck in an accident. While some accidents are...

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Stay Safe with Fireworks This Fourth of July

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If you live in Georgia and are getting ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, you have a one-up over people in many other states: You can legally purchase and use fireworks. In 2015, the state passed a law that made it legal to do so. Fireworks to include bottle rockets, Roman candles and mortars are permitted. That said, there are some limits as to where and when those fireworks can be lighted.On any day of the year, you can wake up and light fireworks as early as 10 a.m. You'll need to light your last one by 9 p.m....

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Report: Georgia Is Very Dangerous for Pedestrians

Report Georgia Is Very Dangerous for Pedestrians

According to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association released this year, Georgia is ranked 16th in the nation for pedestrian deaths. It's dangerous for pedestrians out there; an estimated 92 pedestrians were killed in a six-month period in early 2017. The state is determined to curb the number of deaths by creating a pedestrian safety action plan. Corridors will be targeted for assessment, road safety audits will be conducted and the safety of school zones will be looked at.Specifically, Atlanta has been under an increased amount of scrutiny because of a number of recent pedestrian accidents that have...

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How to Choose a Wrongful Death Attorney in Atlanta

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When a loved one is killed in an accident that was caused by someone's negligence or error, it can be a shocking tragedy. Any death can cause a family to grieve, but unexpected deaths seem to leave a family even more upset. It was too soon. It didn't have to happen. These may be the thoughts running through your mind, and you are right.The family that is left to deal with the aftermath of such a death has legal rights. While some families will choose to not pursue legal avenues, many do. A wrongful death lawsuit is certainly an option,...

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Top Ten Causes of Trucking Accidents

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When a passenger vehicle is involved in a collision with a semi truck, substantial damage and serious injury often occur. Larger vehicles like 18-wheelers and dump trucks are more powerful than the average car or truck. A slight error on the part of the driver can have devastating consequences.In Atlanta, truck accidents are often so severe that they are fatal. When they do not result in death, trucking accidents are still serious enough that victims often require extensive medical care and experience dramatic changes to their lives. What Causes Truck Accidents? Because every incident is unique, the circumstances behind each...

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Top Ten Causes of Distracted Driving

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On March 29, 2018, the Georgia General Assembly approved House Bill 673. This bill will prohibit certain activities, especially ones involving technological devices, from taking place behind the wheel.You will now be prohibited from holding or supporting a telecommunications or electronic device; you will not be allowed to write, send or read a text-based communication while holding the device, and you cannot reach for the device or watch some type of video in the vehicle that is not related to its navigation. Recording a video while driving is also not allowed. Drivers may utilize handheld electronic devices in cases...

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