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Car accidents and their effect on your insurance rate

Every day, thousands of Georgia residents like yourself, rely on their cars to get them safely from one place to another. However, involvement in a car accident is sometimes unavoidable and can result in consequences like increased insurance rates. At Cromartie Law, we understand the complications of dealing with injury accidents.

What happens to the body in a car accident?

When you are involved in a car accident in Georgia, a chain reaction of events happens to your vehicle and your body. Understanding what happens can help you to be more aware of why you were injured or why you suffered certain injuries in the crash. According to The EMT Spot, you suffer from three types of impacts in an accident.

What you need to know about accidents in work zones

If you are driving on Georgia's highway system as the weather warms up and road crews begin to gather for a new season of work, then you already know how driving in work zones can present unique challenges. Being vigilant for workers' safety and monitoring for random hazards can all tax your vigilance, but by slowing down and making sure you follow safe driving practices, it can be just as safe as driving under any other conditions.

Will these safety systems make you a better driver?

Whether you have confidence in your driving skills or being behind the wheel on the Georgia roadways makes you feel anxious, automakers want to improve your chances of avoiding a crash by adding technology to your vehicle. According to Edmunds.com, the vehicle safety options available today vary quite a bit, and some may not be right for you.

Taking a look at drowsy driving

Each year, a shocking number of lives are claimed as a result of drunk driving, speeding and other dangerous behaviors that reckless drivers exhibit while behind the wheel. However, drowsy driving is another major auto accident risk and some people do not realize how serious this problem actually is. In Rome, and across the rest of Georgia, drowsy driving significantly increases the likelihood of an accident.

How can GA residents drive safely this winter?

Winter weather is at best a pain for drivers in Georgia, and a dangerous factor for serious accidents at worst. It may significantly help to know how to drive defensively in adverse weather. If you have inexperienced teenage drivers, you may also want to take some time to teach them how to drive in poor weather and stay safe.

Daylight Savings Time Causes a Rise in Car Accidents

For around 100 years, the United States has followed the lead of several other countries and changed its clocks twice a year. Following the mantra "Spring forward, Fall back," people have made certain to follow the militaristic commands at the penalty of arriving late for work or losing an hour of sleep. The entire idea behind the institution of daylight savings time has to do with the seasonal rotations and energy conservation. A later sunset during the summer months means that people do not use their lights as much indoors. This translates to lower utility bills and conserves energy.

The danger of distracted driving for teens in Georgia


Most of us remember the trials and tribulations of being a teenager. Whether it was 20 years ago or 50, most adults remember how impetuous and passion-driven we could be as a teenager. Now, most adults have other motivations in their lives beyond hanging out with friends and seeking approval from classmates and parents. But that doesn't mean that we can all just forget what it is like to be a teenager - especially when it comes to driving and how it affects all of us on Georgia's roadways.

Drunk driving accidents can cause serious injuries


Many Georgia residents have been involved in a so-called "fender bender" before. These types of car accidents are quite common, typically causing no injuries and only minor damage to vehicles that can be fixed quite quickly a local body shop. Unfortunately, there are other, more serious car accidents that occur on a near daily basis in Georgia -- car accidents that can cause serious injuries and even fatalities. Perhaps no other danger is more serious than the danger presented by drunk drivers on the roads who cause these types of serious car accidents.

Car accident lawsuit puts distracted driving front and center


Distracted driving is a topic that has been covered extensively, both in the general media and in previous posts here. It is an issue that has become such a concern that most states have enacted laws to police this dangerous activity. In most cases, a person who is injured in an auto accident as a result of a distracted driving will file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who was texting or otherwise using their smartphone at the time of the car accident. But, in a recent case, one Georgia resident went after the company behind the actual "app" that a distracted driver was using when his vehicle was struck, leaving the man with serious injuries.

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