This week, September 19th through 24th, is Child Passenger Safety Week.  It is a time to raise awareness about children, and how best to keep them safe while they are riding in a vehicle.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1…

Where does the City of Atlanta rank among the most dangerous cities for drivers?  According to personal finance website NerdWallet.com, Atlanta is seventh overall.  NerdWallet assembled data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Allstate Insurance, and NeighborhoodScout.  The organization examined risks for drivers in highly-populated cities: car crashes, fatal accidents,…

Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) releases its list of safest vehicles on the market.  The group looks at “crashworthiness,” which is how well a vehicle protects the driver and passengers in a collision.  IIHS also examines front crash prevention, as well as systems designed to warn drivers about or mitigate an…

For many Georgia families, the beginning of August also means the beginning of the back-to-school season.  There will be more congestion on the roadways as parents drop their children off at school, school buses transport students, and kids ride their bikes or walk to class.  It is important for motorists and pedestrians to share the…

Dozens of new laws took effect in Georgia this month, with several new regulations directly impacting Georgia drivers and road safety.  Here is a closer look at some of the 2016 legislation: HB166: The “Motorcycle Mobility Safety Act” specifies that a motorcycle carrying a passenger (not in a sidecar or enclosed cab) needs to be…

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may affect how states are able to combat drunk driving.  In the case, Birchfield vs. North Dakota, the Court considered whether warrantless blood tests are a violation of the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches.  That Amendment reads, in part: “The right of the people to be secure in…

For many of us, our pets are part of our family.  They are involved in our everyday lives.  We rely on them for companionship and support, and in return, we make sure our pets receive the best care possible.  All these things considered, if anything happens to our animals, if they are injured or even…

This week (May 29th – June 4th) marks National Tire Safety Week, a time when drivers can learn how to avoid tire-related accidents by keeping their vehicle’s tires in good, working order.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 11,000 tire-related accidents happen every year.  But the organization says many of…

Being in a collision and dealing with navigating your own personal injury case is not something that most people do every day. Before I became an attorney, I had to navigate the injury process myself and it was overwhelming. Sometimes just having an understanding of the process and the timeline can set you at ease….

1. Not Having Rental Car Insurance & Having To Wait While At-Fault Insurance Drags it’s Feet on Accepting Fault  The insurance company of the person who hit you is responsible for approving your rental car.  That insurance company will research the crash and establish liability to help determine whether they will authorize a vehicle be…

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