According to the Georgia Traffic Safety site, in 2021, there were 1,818 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the state. These numbers seem unbearable to think about—losing a loved one in a truck accident is an extremely devastating experience.
If you’ve been injured because of some person or entity’s actions or inactions, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Thankfully, you may be able to bring forward a claim to pursue damages. Damages refer to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and other losses and expenses that would not have occurred had you not been injured.
A car accident can happen in the blink of an eye, especially in Georgia. You’d expect the most populated states—such as California, Florida, and Texas—to top the list of the most car accidents on a yearly basis, but in 2022, none of those was in the top ten. Georgia came in fifth.
In legal terms, constructive notice is the equivalent of “should have known.” Constructive notice is the silent companion of actual notice—when a fact or condition is actually announced or obviously known.
When you slip and fall somewhere, it may not seem like a serious accident at first. However, these can often result in serious injuries that will need to be addressed and they may be more common than you think, especially for older individuals. According to data put out by the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), over 28% of adults aged 65 or older experience falls like this every year either in their home or on public property.
With the large number of cars on Georgia’s roads, it doesn't seem like a surprise that hundreds of traffic accidents occur everyday. If you personally haven’t been involved in a car crash, you certainly have a friend or family member who has. However, it’s less likely that you’ve experienced being a pedestrian hit by a car, and these accidents can be some of the most horrific.
Having access to a swimming pool can provide a welcome relief from the summer heat and be enjoyed by family members of all ages. However, swimming pools can also be dangerous places. And a quick dip can quickly go wrong, especially when negligence from the property owner or pool staff is at play.
Every person reacts to alcohol consumption a bit differently, but at 0.08 percent BAC, most people start to lose balance, judgment, detection of danger, and self-control, which results in considerable effects on their driving ability, including reduced information-processing capability, signal detection, visual search, and impaired overall perception. The result can be deadly.
A traffic accident can occur at any time. You can be driving to work, or going out to do some shopping on a weekend morning, and suddenly you’re struck by another vehicle. Property damage and/or injuries can result. What you do, or don’t do, following an accident can have a huge impact on any insurance claim you may have, or on the potential for any lawsuit you may file against the at-fault driver.