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Tips to avoid an accident as a pedestrian

The Centers for Disease Control reports that over 5,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2015. Another 129,000 pedestrians were treated in the emergency department for non-fatal injuries in a traffic accident. The pedestrians most at risk for a fatality in a traffic crash are those over 65 years old and children under the age of 15. 

What are the different types of broken bones?

Most motorcyclists in Georgia are experienced riders who take every precaution to avoid being involved in a motorcycle accident. However, the reality is that in many of these accidents the fault doesn't lie with the motorcyclist - another negligent driver is the cause. When a person is involved in a motorcycle accident there is the potential that they will suffer catastrophic injuries, or at the very least broken bones.

Police: Truck driver was drunk in Georgia motorcycle crash

Motorcycle riders are left exposed to the elements with little to protect them from injury in the event of a crash. Receiving compensation for such injuries requires exceptional attention to detail and a firm understanding of the law. Even when a crash is clearly the fault of another party, insurance companies may try to minimize coverage by claiming that a motorcyclist was somehow responsible for the accident.

Motorcycle and car collision leaves one man in critical condition

The names of those involved have been released following a Georgia car crash that led to one man being critically injured. According to the Georgia State Patrol, a 63-year-old motorcycle rider had been heading west on a highway at the time of the motorcycle accident.

Georgia man killed in semi-truck accident

Driving near an 18-wheeler can be terrifying when it seems like the driver of the large vehicle isn't paying attention to the road. Large trucks have blind spots that make it difficult to see other drivers on the road, and driving next to these vehicles can be a hazard. In some cases, truck accidents cause severe damage and serious injuries to drivers in smaller vehicles.

Hit-and-run driver who hit school bus sought in Atlanta

Driving during rush hour creates extra hazards for even the most careful drivers. More traffic on the roads means more opportunities for accidents. A distracted driver can miss things, and the result can be an accident. The hassle and expense of a car accident can be magnified if the accident becomes a hit-and-run. Those who suffer injuries or vehicle damage are forced to deal with their own insurance companies for compensation if the negligent drivers are not caught.

Rise in for-profit nursing homes leads to rise in abuse, fraud

Families are naturally hesitant to trust the care of their aging parent or loved one to a nursing home. Although families genuinely feel confident that their loved one will be provided with a reasonable standard of care, nursing home abuse and neglect is not entirely uncommon. Elderly residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are prone to fall victim to elder abuse and personal injury while under the supervision of nursing home staff.

Death of disabled Georgia man leads to indictment

When a patient is injured or dies under suspicious circumstances in a nursing home or assisted living facility, an investigation may be conducted to determine if there was medical malpractice. Sometimes, an investigation will result in a determination that criminal acts occurred. When this happens, the responsible party may face criminal prosecution. A criminal conviction in connection with nursing home abuse may make it easier to pursue compensation for the victim or victim's family.

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