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July 2018 Archives

Aggressive driving, road rage and car wrecks

From illegal street racing to using unlawful drugs or drinking too much, many behaviors can increase the chances of a car wreck. Moreover, a driver’s emotional state can also play a role in their ability to drive responsibly. For example, someone who is very angry, for whatever reason, may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle collision. A driver may become angry after losing their job, finding out that their partner was unfaithful, experiencing challenges with their child or having a negative interaction with another driver, among many other reasons. Regardless of why a driver is upset, anger can affect how someone drives in various ways.

Motorcycle “no collision” negligence claims

The legal team at Cromartie Law understands that motorcycle accidents in Georgia happen for many of the same reasons that car and truck accidents occur. However, without the safety features of an enclosed vehicle such as airbags, seat belts and a durable metal frame, the crash impact can be devastating for the rider. If you have been in a “no collision” accident, the driver of a car or truck can be held liable for any injuries you incurred.

Falls are among the top preventable accidents every year

Injuries happen in myriad ways and circumstances in Georgia, and every person's experience is unique. Statistically, though, people are most likely to suffer a preventable fatal injury in one of three situations. According to the National Safety Council's Injury Facts, between 1999 and 2016, the top three for all ages were motor vehicle accidents, falls and poisoning (which includes overdoses).

What can you do to prevent drowsy driving?

You have recently been hired as a truck driver in Georgia and are learning about different safety topics to help you drive a big rig with confidence and responsibility. One of the points of concern that your employer has mentioned is driver fatigue. Fortunately, there are prevention techniques that you can implement from the get go to help you stay alert and avoid the dangerous habit of drowsy driving.

How can your employer prevent OSHA violations in your workplace?

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, incidence of the top 10 OSHA violations were down in Georgia and across the United States in fiscal year 2017 from where they were in 2016. While that is undeniably good news for you as a worker, the bad news is that workplace fatalities are more likely to result from these types of violations because they represent the most severe workplace safety hazards.

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