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Car Accidents in Atlanta

Car Accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injuries. Injuries resulting from car accidents can range from minor bruising and emotional trauma, all the way to multiple deaths. Litigation stemming from car accidents can become complicated because of the myriad ways that insurance companies get involved. This is especially true now that insurance is mandatory in Georgia.

If you have been injured in a car accident where another person, company, or group may be even partially at fault, you may be able to recover in a personal injury lawsuit. An Atlanta Personal Injury lawyer can help you understand if you have a personal injury case.

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Who's Responsible for Pedestrian Accidents?

A 6-year-old boy from DeKalb County was critically injured when he was struck by a car as he was crossing the road with a guardian.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the intersection was across from a school and although there was a school crossing guard present, the child stepped into the street before the guard entered the intersection and was hit by a car.

When it comes to pedestrian accidents, who's responsible?

3 Common Truck Collisions and How to Sue

When involved in a truck accident, there may be more than one person you can sue for your injuries.

Most trucking accidents are covered under negligence laws and who you sue depends on the accident. Under negligence laws, the driver and trucking company have a duty to exercise reasonable care when on the road. If they fail to do so and end up injuring you, you may be able to sue.

Here are three common truck collisions and who you can sue.

Snowed-In Atlantans Face Winter Injuries

Atlanta residents weren't walking in a winter wonderland this January as thousands of people were snowed in on the roads or in buildings after a winter storm.

Some people were stuck in their cars for as long as eight hours as accidents and slushy roads gridlocked traffic on the interstates, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Even many students and teachers were stuck overnight in schools due to the road conditions.

In a city that rarely sees a snowstorm of this magnitude, what can snowed-in Atlantans do to stay safe?

How to Sue Over a Fatal Traffic Accident

Lethal traffic and car accidents are tragic events. Recently, a fatal car accident in Clayton County left one person dead and three injured.

There are legal remedies available to family members of the deceased victims. This legal how-to will get you started on filing a lethal traffic accident lawsuit.

Who's Liable for Drunk Truck Drivers?

Atlanta authorities believe alcohol played a role in the fatal crash of a city garbage truck. The driver, who is seriously injured and still hospitalized, is now facing a slew of criminal charges for the death of his passenger.

But the city may soon find itself in legal hot water, too. A former public works employee alleges that supervisors were made aware of on-the-job alcohol issues but didn't do anything about it, reports Atlanta's WSB-TV.

The tragic story highlights the need for employers to proactively address substance abuse issues by having comprehensive substance abuse policies in place. Employers who fail to do so can be liable for their employee's acts.

After a Truck Accident, Whom Should You Sue?

After a truck accident on I-75 in Henry County last week, some may be wondering who is at fault. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a motorcyclist was killed last Thursday morning in a collision with a tractor-trailer. I-75 northbound was shut down for several hours after the incident and reopened again in the afternoon.

The crash apparently occurred when a truck, going southbound, crossed the median and crashed into a northbound motorcycle.

Charges are currently pending, but questions are already looming: if you're involved in a truck accident, who should you sue? Here's a general breakdown:

3 Tips: How To Stop Your Teen From Texting and Driving

Parents in Georgia, did you know that texting while driving actually surpasses drinking and driving as the leading cause in teenage car accidents? According to PRWEB, this is the case as of last year. It's also good to note these risks now that it's back-to-school season, as there will likely be more teens on the road during the weekdays before and after school hours.

Teenagers can be a handful, and they may be stubborn especially when it comes to their texting habits, to which many have a barnacle-like attachment. However, as parents, their ultimate safety should be your number one concern. Keeping that in mind, here are 3 tips on how you can stop -- or at least regulate -- your teen when it comes to texting and driving:

5 First Steps to Remember After a Car Accident

A car accident can be stressful. You may be in mild shock and there may be many things going on.

However, you have to keep your cool and remember that there are certain things you need to take care of.

The scene of an accident is unique, and the period immediately following the accident may be the only opportunity you can have to take certain actions. Here's a look at five things you should remember to do following a car accident:

Hit-and-Run in Georgia: More Than Just Civil Liability

If you're in an accident, what happens if you flee the scene?

In Georgia, it's a crime. If you're involved in a hit-and-run, you could face charges of fleeing the scene of an accident.

What exactly does the law say about hit-and-runs?

What is Georgia's Statute of Limitations in Car Accident Lawsuits?

For every lawsuit, there is a time limit for the lawsuit to be brought. That time limit is called the statute of limitations.

While you might think that a car accident lawsuit would have one specific statute of limitations, that might not be the case. Not every motor vehicle accident lawsuit is the same. The facts and circumstances differ and as a result, the statute of limitations could vary.