Atlanta Personal Injury Blog

Why Consult a Lawyer After an 18-Wheeler Accident in Georgia?

18 wheeler accident in Georgia

U.S. trucking companies employ some 3.5 million drivers who operate some 15.5 million trucks – roughly 2 million of those being 18-wheelers. These powerful rigs fuel our economy, but these highway behemoths are extremely dangerous.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports there were nearly 4,900 fatal large truck and bus crashes in 2017, a… Read More

Georgia Tackles Texting and Driving Accidents

Georgia Texting and Driving Accidents

Distraction behind the wheel remains a top cause of car accidents in Georgia, with AAA reporting those who text-and-drive are more likely to be involved in a serious crash. With texting and driving accidents on the rise nationally, there was at least a sliver of a silver lining in Georgia: Last year’s stringent update to… Read More

Negligent Driving Causing Death in Georgia

Negligent Driving Georgia

Hundreds of thousands of large trucks thunder across Georgia roads daily, a critical wheel in our state and national economy. With the rise of e-commerce, trucking companies, licensed motor carriers, third-party logistics firms, manufacturers, and sole proprietor drivers/independent contractors are expanding operational fleets to meet consumer demand – meaning there are more big trucks on… Read More

Auto Wrecks in Georgia Spike Over Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Auto Wrecks Spike

Although many simply consider Labor Day as a sign the end of summer is drawing near, Georgia traffic safety officials are bracing for a deadly close to the season. It’s well-established that auto accidents in Georgia spike over Labor Day weekend, and Atlanta injury lawyers know last year’s holiday was among the deadliest on record. … Read More

Semi-Truck Accidents Caused by Fatigue

Semi Truck Accident Fatigue

Semi-truck drivers are especially prone to being overly-tired on the road, even with federal hours-of-service restrictions intended to diminish the danger. A 33-month Federal Motor Carrier Administration study revealed 13 percent of semi-truck accidents are caused by fatigue.     Atlanta truck accident attorneys know that while some folks pride themselves on their ability to get by… Read More

Were You Injured in a Single-Vehicle Accident in Georgia? An Attorney Can Help

Single-Vehicle Accident in Georgia

When discussing car accident lawsuits, we think often of suing the “other driver.”  However, the Georgia Department of Transportation reports 43 percent of deadly crashes in the state last year were those involving just one driver. If you were injured in a single-vehicle accident in Georgia, an attorney can help you recover damages.  An average… Read More

Were You Involved in a Distracted Driving Accident? A Lawyer Can Help

Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

Atlanta distracted driving accidents are a major – and growing – problem. Urban, suburban, rural and highway – no roadways are immune. Georgia traffic safety officials report distracted driving is increasingly cited in a growing number of: Single-vehicle crashes Rear-end crashes Crashes involving young drivers A study released in January by the Insurance Institute for… Read More

What to Do if You Were Hit by an Uninsured Driver in Georgia?

What to Do if You Were Hit by an Uninsured Driver in Georgia

Uninsured drivers pose a serious threat to the nearly 7 million licensed motorists in Georgia and everyone else who shares our roads. In understanding what to do if you were hit by an uninsured driver in Georgia, it’s important that our Atlanta car accident lawyers first explain that like most states, we follow an at-fault… Read More

Car Totaled But Not at Fault? Here’s What To Do

car totaled but not at fault

Although all drivers have a responsibility to use reasonable caution behind the wheel, Georgia auto accidents occur when one least expects. Not only do these collisions put you at risk of severe injury or death, they can put motorists at financial and legal jeopardy too. It’s a smart idea for all drivers to recognize their… Read More

Can an Atlanta Lawyer Represent Someone Who Is Injured in Alabama?

atlanta lawyer represent alabama accident

If you live in Atlanta, but are injured in a different state, like Alabama, you may be wondering whether or not a Georgia lawyer can represent you in pursuing a claim for damages. The answer is that it depends upon the residence of the defendant, and whether or not the attorney you hire is licensed… Read More

Injured in a Truck Wreck: Atlanta Truck Driver Laws You Need to Know

truck accident laws attorney

Large trucks are essential for our economy, and ensuring that we all have the goods, produce, and food that we need to live adequately. And while drivers of big rigs are charged with a high duty of care in the operation of their vehicles, large truck crashes–many of which are caused by drivers’ errors–take the… Read More

Financial Recovery after Hit-and-Run Accident in Georgia

Hit and Run Accident Claim Georgia

A record number of hit-and-run accident deaths are occurring nationwide, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Atlanta, in particular, is struggling with a large number of fatal pedestrian accidents caused by hit and run drivers. Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law in Georgia and carries significant criminal penalties. OCGA §… Read More

Four Settlement Tips When Rear-Ended By Semi-Truck [Infographic]

Settlement Tips When Rear-Ended By Semi Truck

Anyone driving in or around Atlanta is likely to be familiar with the feeling of seeing a large semi truck looming in your rearview mirror. These massive machines are intimidating to most drivers, and rightly so. Commercial trucks often weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and in the event of a truck accident, it is… Read More