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Friday, June 30, 2017

July 4th Safety


July 4th Safety

The Fourth of July weekend is a time for Americans to celebrate the nation’s birth with family and friends with summer fun, fireworks, and barbeques. Millions of people will take to the roadways over this holiday weekend to get to their loved ones. According to a AAA survey, there will be over 37 million drivers this holiday. That is a 2.9 percent increase since just last year.


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Monday, May 8, 2017

Dooring Accidents


Dooring is not a widely used term. But it is just what it sounds like: a traffic accident in which a cyclist is struck by a car door being opened by the occupant of a parked car. It is a common danger, and has great potential to cause a serious injury.

Bike lanes are becoming more visible throughout Stockbridge, McDonough, and Eagles Landing areas. As Henry County quickly grows and more and more bike lanes are being added, it is imperative that motorists continue to watch out for cyclists in an effort to prevent a dooring accident.
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Monday, February 20, 2017

National Safety Council's New Study


The National Safety Council’s new study released this week showed a significant increase in the number of traffic fatalities in Georgia over the past few years. According to the study, fatalities in Georgia rose a staggering 34 percent between 2014 to 2016. This two-year increase in fatalities is the highest jump in more than 50 years.

According to the National Safety Council, 40,200 people died in motor vehicle accidents across the United States last year alone. This was the first time fatalities have surpassed 40,000 since 2007.


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Reversible Lanes


Interstate I-75 on the south side of Atlanta has some of the worst traffic in Georgia. In addition to the number of interchanges and the merger of I-675 one reason for the bad traffic is the fewer number of lanes. South of Hudson Bridge Road, I-75 decreases to three lanes in each direction. If there is an accident, motorist have to squeeze by causing traffic to slow even more. To help alleviate some of metro Atlanta’s traffic, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) commissioned and has finally completed a $176 million project of adding new express lanes in Clayton and Henry County.


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Monday, January 16, 2017

Avoiding Bicycle Injuries in Georgia

The New Year of 2017 has just begun, and with it many New Year’s resolutions of getting fit and healthy. The beginning months of 2017 will bring an increase in the number of cyclists on the roads. Therefore, it is important to be vigilant and to understand the laws in place in order to keep everyone safe.


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Monday, December 12, 2016

New Traffic Law Designed to Save Lives in Georgia

The “Move Over Law,” also known as the “Spencer Pass Law,” has been updated to include a new group of vehicles.  The Move Over Law requires drivers to literally move over a lane - or slow down below the speed limit and be prepared to stop - when you see an emergency vehicle on the shoulder. Emergency vehicles with yellow, amber or red lights were originally included in the law, and later the law was expanded to include vehicles with white lights.  The addition of emergency vehicles with white lights helps keep utility workers safe.  Drivers caught breaking this law may be fined $500.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving Crowded, Dangerous Time to Drive

One million more Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving than last year – making one of the busiest times on our roads even more congested.  In fact, two destinations in Florida (Orlando and Fort Lauderdale) are ranked amongst the top 10 destinations in the country, which means many families will be traveling south on interstate 75 south of Atlanta over the holiday.  A personal injury attorneys located south of Atlanta, we urge motorists to plan and drive carefully this Thanksgiving week, as it’s traditionally the most crowded and dangerous time on our roads.  According to the NHTSA, there were 764 crashes involving a fatality and nearly 50,000 non-fatal car accidents over the Thanksgiving holiday in recent history. 


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Friday, October 28, 2016

Survey Says Parents Aren’t Preparing Teen Drivers

Parents don’t prepare teens to drive as well as they did a decade ago, according to a new report published by AAA. After surveying driving instructors across the country, AAA reports two major challenges to be (1) a decline in quality parental involvement and (2) parents setting a bad example through their own behaviors.


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Friday, October 14, 2016

Henry County Attorneys, Judges Named to State Bar of Georgia Committees

Congrats to three SWWW attorneys for being appointed to serve on special or program committees for the State Bar of Georgia. From the court system to the classroom, we know you will work hard to make a positive impact.

Janet C. Scott of Smith Welch Webb & White LLC in McDonough will serve on the iCivics Committee, which works toward implementing a comprehensive, standards-aligned online civics curriculum into Georgia’s 8th grade classrooms.

John P.


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Friday, September 16, 2016

Consumer Alert: Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note7 Smartphones Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

The United States Consumer Product Safety Division announced a recall on Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note7 Smartphones due to serious fire and burn hazards.  The recall, announced on September 15th, 2016, states the lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.


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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Automatic Braking Systems Help, But Might Not Stop the Car

Many safety and self-driving technology systems are applauded for helping Americans arrive safely at their destinations.  But a new study released by AAA reveals that not all safe driving technology is created equal.  In fact, the automatic braking systems designed to prevent cars from crashing into other vehicles, objects, or pedestrians, vary from car to car and may give motorists a false sense of security. 

Contrary to popular belief, some emergency braking systems are not designed to completely stop the vehicle.  Instead, the automatic systems only slow the vehicle in an effort to prevent a collision or lessen the impact of a crash, while the driver is still required to control the car to completely avoid a crash.   


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Shared Access to Truck Drivers’ Drug & Alcohol Test Data Make Safer Highways
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Personal Injury Law: Top 5 Things Cyclists Need to Know about Georgia Law
What should you do if you’re in an accident? Tips from a Personal Injury Laywer in Henry County, Georgia
Personal Injury Law: Almost 25 Percent of Car Crashes are Weather-Related
Tips from a Personal Injury Attorney in Stockbridge, Georgia: It’s Time to Review School Bus Safety
Personal Injury Law: What Georgia Residents Should Do if the Victim of Food Tampering or Poisoning
Personal Injury Law: Cooler Weather Could Mean More Road Rage
You May Not Realize You’re Hurt: Advice from a Personal Injury Lawyer in Henry County, Georgia
Coping with a New Disability: Help from a Personal Injury Attorney located in Stockbridge, Georgia
Personal Injury 101: Empower Yourself with the Right Vocabulary
Personal Injury Attorney Advises Georgia Residents on How to Prevent Dog Bites During the Holidays
Personal Injury Attorney in Stockbrdige, GA Gives Holiday Travel Safety Tips
Hosting a New Year’s Eve Party? Here are the Top 5 ways to Protect Yourself and Others.

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