Drowsy Driving is the potentially fatal combination of driving while sleepy or fatigued. This may be due to lack of sleep, a sleep disorder, side effects from medication, or alcohol consumption. If a person gets behind the wheel while drowsy, they may be less observant the roadway, have slower reaction times, or have a decreased…

Drivers may hear a lot about car seats and child passenger safety, but what about when an adult is riding in the vehicle? In our latest blog, we take a look at some of the more dangerous ways for adults to sit or sleep in a car. Front Passenger Seat with Back Reclined: When an…

If you are familiar with Lyft or Uber, you may already know about these companies’ shared ride services, called Lyft Line and UberPool.  Essentially, it works by taking two rides that are heading in roughly the same direction and combining them into one.  Two strangers (three, if you count the driver) end up sharing a…

Many students in the metro Atlanta area went back to school this month.  While some waited outside at their neighborhood bus stop, others drove themselves to campus for the very first time.  Driving to school can be exciting for teenagers – but anxiety-inducing for their parents.  Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group has some advice for…

Often, when people are involved in a vehicle collision, they end up going to the hospital to be evaluated and treated.  Collisions can be traumatic events, especially when you consider that the incident involves thousands of pounds of metal striking another object.  Even if your injuries may seem minor at the time, it is still…

Metro Atlanta is known for its traffic congestion, and with this congestion comes a host of driving issues.  This is especially true for those commuting through North Fulton County and its many interconnected roadways.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 40% of all collisions happen at intersections.  Here is a look at…

During the summer, more drivers are out on the roadways and traveling with friends and family.  While it is a popular time for road trips, it is also a busy time for rental car dealerships.  Before you rent your next vehicle, you should consider whether that rental would be covered under your regular automobile insurance,…

Close to 20 different automobile manufacturers* have issued safety recalls on their vehicles, due to faulty airbags made by Takata, a Japanese parts supply company.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calls the Takata Airbag recall “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.” The recall involves Takata airbags installed in the front,…

In Georgia, bicycles are considered vehicles.  Their operators have the same rights and responsibilities to follow traffic laws as the other passenger and commercial vehicles on the road. OCGA §40-1-1(75) “Vehicle” means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices…

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month.  It is a time to bring attention to the dangers of trying to multi-task while behind the wheel.  When people hear “distracted driving,” many think of talking on the phone or texting.  But, in fact, cell phones are not the only things pulling our attention from the road.  …

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