Most of our readers would probably think that with the advances in automotive safety technology that the number of injuries and deaths that occur on the highways and roads throughout the country would most likely be on the decline. Unfortunately, in Georgia at least, that is not the case.
The majority of lawsuits based on car accidents are usually founded on a driver's negligence behind the wheel. The negligent driver can be held accountable for their behavior, especially if it results in an auto accident that leads to serious injuries or even fatalities. But what if the accident wasn't due to a driver who was negligent? What if there was a defect in one of the cars involved, and that led directly to the accident? In that type of case, a lawsuit may be brought against the vehicle manufacturer.
A car accident can leave a Georgia resident with all sorts of serious injuries. However, of all the injuries a person can suffer, a head trauma is likely to be the biggest cause for concern. A head trauma could include a traumatic brain injury or a skull fracture, among other things.
Lawmakers and law enforcement officials in Georgia, as in all other states, are constantly trying to find new ways to prevent drunk driving accidents. There are many different options available, whether it is from education campaigns to expanded enforcement patrols around certain holidays. However, in every state drunk drivers continue to cause deadly car accidents.
Most Georgia residents likely see media reports about hit and run accidents from time to time. Unfortunately, according to a recent report, one such incident occurred close to home, in Peachtree Corners, on Feb. 22.
Semi-trucks carry over half of the United States' goods to various points across the several states, as well as Canada. Being a professional driver is not without its risk, as most auto accidents are caused by human error. The roadways are full of drivers being distracted by cell phones and other electronic devices, but semi-truck drivers who spend long hours traversing America's interstates have to contend with a greater threat: fatigue.
The spring and summer months are a time of heightened motorcycle traffic in Georgia and throughout the country, and drivers of trucks and passenger vehicles should keep an eye out for riders. Too often, failure to see a motorcycle results in serious injuries.
A Georgia pastor has been killed after a nighttime head-on collision with a drunk driver. The pastor's wife was seriously injured, as well.
A car crash that involved four vehicles in Georgia left six people with injuries. It appeared that a female driver was driving a 1997 Oldsmobile Achiva when she pulled out from an apartment complex. The authorities believed that she pulled out into the path of an oncoming log truck. The truck driver stated that while attempting to avoid striking the vehicle, he collided with a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The impact from the collision caused the truck to flip and spill the logs. Some of the logs struck a fourth vehicle, a 1985 Nissan pickup truck.
A 51-year-old Georgia woman was killed in a car accident involving a work truck on March 5. According to the report, she was heading south in her Honda Accord on Veterans Memorial Parkway at approximately 6:18 a.m. when the work truck, driven by a 37-year-old man, made a left hand turn at an intersection and struck her in the driver's side door.