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Girl struck by driver while playing outside home

Automobiles can travel in a wide range of areas in Georgia and other states across the U.S. Whether a motorist is traveling on an interstate, highway, city street, rural road or residential area, he or she is expected to know their surroundings and drive safely. Failure to uphold this duty could result in a collision. And when a motorist is negligent or reckless behind the wheel, a serious motor vehicle collision could ensue.

What causes distracted driving?

We all experience a time when life gets busy, overwhelming and exhausting. This can cause a person to determine ways to cram as much as possible into a day. Multi-tasking can often help with this, and one place when some individuals in Georgia and elsewhere seek to accomplish this is the vehicle. However, multi-tasking while driving is risky, as it leads to distracted driving. Distractions can come in many forms and is the source of many automobile accidents every year.

Seeking compensation after a car crash

When motorists in Georgia and elsewhere get in their vehicles, they do not often think about the potential dangers and hazards associated with driving. For the most part, drivers are focused on the road and getting to where they are going. Unfortunately, the minds of some drivers are on other things. Distractions can occur in the vehicle, causing drivers to take their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel and mind of the task of driving.

Second fatal pedestrian accident in Columbus in 2 months

In Georgia and other states across the nation, motorists and pedestrians can co-exist. Whether it is by vehicle or by foot, individuals find their way to get around. In places where pedestrians frequent, drivers are expected to use caution and uphold his or her duty to drive safely. Unfortunately, when this duty is breached due to distractions, negligence, recklessness or intoxication, this could result in a serious or fatal pedestrian collision.

What is whiplash?

Feeling a sudden jolt to your vehicle can be surprising. A slow moving crash where another vehicle collides with the rear of another vehicle can cause harm to not only the vehicle but also to the occupants. Increase the speed of the collision, and it is likely that the occupants will suffer serious injuries, one of them being whiplash.

Georgia's hand-free law not impacting distracted driving

It's hard to watch TV without encountering a cellphone commercial, as these devices are very appealing and used widely by residents in Georgia and other states across the nation. While these are very popular and reliable forms of technology, they do not hold a place in all environments. Using a cellphone while driving is not only dangerous but is deemed distracting. When it comes to distracted driving, the state of Georgia has taken active steps to help reduce the number of car accidents cased by drivers using their phone while driving.

Police still sorting out fatal Georgia accident

An accident in a small town south of Atlanta, Georgia, left a kindergartener dead and several other people seriously injured. The mother of the child who died was hospitalized and listed at one point in fair condition, while two of the woman's other children were treated after the accident but apparently released.

What kind of damages can be collected after a car accident?

Motor vehicles are heavily relied on. For many, it is their only way to get around or travel to work. Thus, heavy traffic is often an issue. However, whether traffic is bad or not, car accidents could happen for a wide range or reasons. Whether a driver is negligent, reckless or intoxicated, victims of a car crash should understand the legal recourses available to them.

Helping you take action following a car crash

Unfortunately, we cannot control the actions of others. This means that when we get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, we can only control how safe we drive. This also means that when a motorist in Georgia and elsewhere is negligent, distracted or intoxicated, the other travelers they encounter are put at a heightened risk. An automobile collision can be a very serious incident, resulting in severe damages, serious injuries and even death.

Wrong-way driver goes through nine barriers before head-on crash

Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle means taking on responsibilities. For motorists in Georgia and elsewhere, that means taking on the responsibility and having the duty to drive safely. Despite having this duty, some drivers fail to do so by ignoring certain rules of the road. Whether it is speeding, texting and driving or driving while intoxicated, a negligent driver could suddenly collide with an unsuspecting motorist, resulting in a serious and even fatal crash.

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