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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Distracted Drivers Cause Accidents: Important Info from a Personal Injury Attorney in Henry County, Georgia

More than 1,100 people are killed or injured from distracted driving accidents every day.  Motorists in Henry County, Georgia can’t afford to divert their attention from the road, as we are home to many busy intersections, thoroughfares and major highways.  As local personal injury attorneys located in McDonough, we work to raise awareness of distracted driving and lend our expertise to help the victims of distracted driving accidents.  Read this to learn more about the three different types of distracted driving, and what to do if you're involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver. 
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Monday, August 4, 2014

Henry County Personal Injury Attorneys Raising Visibility of Red Light Awareness Week

Even children know that cars should stop at red traffic lights. But did you know that car accidents that result from red-light running are more likely to cause injury than any other type of car crash?

The simple act of running a red light is a major threat to drivers, passengers and pedestrians in Henry County every day. In fact, 2 out of 3 Americans see drivers run red-lights almost every day, according to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the American Trauma Society.  Other interesting facts from the recent survey about red-light running include that...


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Monday, August 4, 2014

School Bus Safety 101: Tips from a Personal Injury Attorney located in Stockbridge, Georgia

It’s back to school, and that means that thousands of children in Henry County, Georgia will be getting back on the big yellow school bus.   Busy roads have many parents worried about school bus safety, but according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSA), school buses protect children better than any other vehicle on the road. 

The NTSA cites the effectiveness of the “compartmentalization method” when describing school bus safety.  Similar to “the way eggs are protected in a carton,” school buses are designed to absorb the impact of front and rear collisions while protecting the occupants through shock-absorbent seats and the sturdy frame. 


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Personal Injury Law: Henry County Car Crash Data Reveals Insights on our Safety

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently released crash data for all the counties in Georgia.   The new numbers shows trends for fatalities, injuries and car wrecks over a four-year period.  The results for Henry County Georgia show that both motorists and pedestrians need to be more vigilant than ever for their safety and wellbeing.  Home to a busy highway corridor, Henry County’s report shows an overall increase in the number of car crashes and fatalities.  On the other hand, the numbers also show a decline in number of fatalities related to speeding, alcohol and motorcycles. 


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dog Park Safety Tips from a Personal Injury Attorney in Stockbridge, Georgia

Many Georgia pet owners are enjoying summer fun at local dog parks in Henry, Spalding and Lamar counties. These outings give pets (and their owners) a great opportunity to exercise and socialize. However, many unfamiliar people and dogs gathering together in a small area may also result in aggressive behavior and injuries.  If you are bitten by someone else's dog at a dog park, it may seem logical that the dog owner would be held responsible for paying for any medical bills and expenses that directly result from the injury. However, that's not always the case.


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Firework Safety in Georgia, Safety Measures from a Personal Injury Attorney located in Stockbridge

Sparklers and other “non-explosive” fireworks are now legal in Georgia, but precautions still need to be taken to avoid injury. In addition to personal injury, fireworks can also cause significant property damage. On July 4th, fireworks start more fires nationwide than all other causes combined. But if you, or someone you love, have been injured in a firework related incident, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Many personal injuries caused by fireworks - especially accidents involving children - are often a result of negligence and you may deserve compensation. 


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Friday, June 13, 2014

Attention Henry County Residents: Tired Truck Drivers May Not Have to Rest

Truck driver fatigue is not a new issue.  But the recent tragic accident that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed writer James McNair demonstrates why it’s more important than ever to protect yourself from drowsy truck drivers on our roads.  In fact, because it continues to be a threat to our safety, a new rule went into effect last summer that required truckers to take a mandatory 34-hour rest period if they have already worked 70 hours within a week...


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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Personal Injury Law: Teen Drivers are More Likely to Wreck in the Summer

Unfortunately, the "carefree days of summer" do not apply to our roads. Motorists need to be extra cautious about their surroundings and drive defensively. And parents of teen drivers should become vigilant about their newly licensed drivers. Why? The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest days for teen drivers.  Read this for more sobering statistics about teen drivers in the summertime... 


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Friday, June 6, 2014

Personal Injury Law: The Difference between a "Dangerous Dog" and a "Vicious Dog"

People use many words to describe dogs. But in Henry County, a dog which has bitten or attacked someone (or someone's pet) may legally be described as a dangerous dog or vicious dog.


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top 3 Reasons Why You Need to Check Your Tires Today

The NHTSA has declared it “Tire Safety Week,” and as a personal injury attorney here in Georgia, I urge everyone to check their tires today.  Why the sense of urgency? Here are the top 3 reasons.  There are many things that you can’t control, such as the weather and other drivers, but YOU CAN prevent a car accident due to faulty tires on your vehicle....


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Monday, June 2, 2014

Personal Injury Attorneys in Stockbridge, Georgia: What to do if you were Bitten by Someone Else's Dog

Initial reactions to a dog bite can range from fear and anger to dealing with a life-threatening emergency. What should you do if you, or a loved one, is bitten by someone else's dog? As a personal injury attorney located in Henry County, I have extensive experience successfully handling dog bite cases here in Georgia. Laws regulating pet owners vary by city, county and state. But regardless of where you live, here's wise advice from a personal injury attorney on the first three things you need to do if you are ever injured by someone else's dog...


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Tips from a Personal Injury Attorney in Stockbridge, Georgia: It’s Time to Review School Bus Safety
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