Every state has a law requiring drivers to stop when they are involved in a car crash. Georgia law explicitly makes it illegal to leave the scene of an accident and imposes penalties for drivers who violate the law.
We all know it is important to have car insurance, but some drivers do not understand why having uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance is necessary. Unfortunately, there are many drivers on the road who do not have insurance coverage. Thus, having UM/UIM insurance is important to cover your damages if you are injured due to the negligence of another driver.
If you have ever been involved in a traffic accident, you know how disorienting it can be. Most people thing they know how they will react, but when it is actually happening to you it can send you into a state of shock. Although your injuries may be apparent, it is essential to understand that many serious injuries take time to appear. In fact, when you are in shock or experiencing a rush of adrenaline, the pain can be masked. Many accident victims suffer significant injuries but do not feel the symptoms until hours to days after the wreck occurred.
There are many advantages of riding a bicycle. It is a great form of exercise that is challenging and fun, but it can also be dangerous. In 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 743 pedalcyclists killed and an estimated 48,000 injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.