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Macon Car Accident Attorney Discusses Legal Options Available to Injured Vehicle Passengers

When we think of car accident claims, we often imagine a scenario involving the driver of one vehicle recovering damages from the other driver’s insurance company. However, when passengers are thrown into the mix, car accident claims involving passenger injuries can become more complex. Unless a passenger purposely obstructed a driver’s ability to operate a...

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Pedestrian Accidents: New Technology Can Save Lives

Every vehicle vs. pedestrian accident has a high likelihood of major – and often, permanent – injury. Even worse, pedestrian deaths have risen 46 percent since 2009, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway safety. Just recently in Macon, as reported by 13WMAZ, a 69-year-old pedestrian was killed when crossing Mercer University Drive. Automakers know...

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Wheel Separation Accidents Rare but Dangerous: Macon Attorney Discusses

Car accidents caused by wheel separation, or detached wheels, are typically rare in Georgia, but when a wheel comes loose and is propelled into traffic, fatal accidents can occur.   That’s exactly what happened to one motorist in 2017 just north of Atlanta. A wheel from a truck came loose while traveling northbound on S.R. 400 in Sandy Springs....

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Traffic Deaths Still High In Macon

In the current economic climate, gas prices are fairly low and people have more money in their pockets. However, this also means more people are taking to the roads. In fact, according to the latest statistics from the US Department of Transportations (USDOT), August 2018 has seen a 1.2 percent increase in traffic volume since August 2017. During the...

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Hit-and-Run Accidents A Problem in Macon-Bibb County

After a traffic accident occurs, Georgia motorists are required to remain at the scene of the crash until police arrive. Failure to do so can result in a mandatory driver’s license suspension and other penalties.   However, despite the consequences, some drivers choose to leave the scene of an accident. This can be extremely frustrating for crash victims...

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What Macon Drivers Should Know About Georgia's New Hands-Free Driving Law

Earlier this year, we discussed the risks associated with using hands-free devices while driving. Georgia’s Hands-Free Law took effect July 1, 2018. Drivers now cannot have a phone in their hands or touching any part of their bodies while driving. But while the law is an important safety step, its implications are not entirely clear....

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Why State and Local Law Enforcement is Crucial to Preventing Truck Accidents in Macon

Due to the size and weight of large semi trucks, the accidents they cause can be severe. Passenger-vehicle drivers have very little protection from being seriously injured in an accident with a large truck. That's why strict regulations are placed on truck drivers and their companies in Georgia. Truck accidents can be prevented Thankfully, we...

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How Safe are Pedestrians in Macon-Bibb County?

How safe do you feel walking inside the painted white lines of a crosswalk? Like most pedestrians, you probably feel secure. Harm is the last thing on your mind. You look both ways, then assume the coast is clear. But the truth is that pedestrian accidents can happen with little warning. Macon residents and officials...

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The Risks Associated with Backup Cameras

Backup cameras now are mandatory in all new passenger vehicles, thanks to a long-awaited federal rule that went into effect in early June. The cameras are expected to further reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by so-called back-over accidents. An estimated 210 people die and 15,000 are injured each year due to such...

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