Articles Tagged with car accident

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As an adult, you’re faced with decisions ever single day. Some decisions have small impacts, like what to have to for lunch, while others have much larger impacts, like whether you’re okay to drive after a few drinks. In the United States, there is a death every 51 minutes due to someone driving while under the influence. If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, this should be a decision that is a no-brainer. Don’t drink and drive or you’ll face serious consequences that not only affect you, but your loved ones and other drivers on the road. In addition to putting yourself and others in risk of serious injury, there are several other ways that being convicted of a DUI will affect your future. Read on to learn more.

7 Ways a DUI Will Seriously Impact Your Life

1. If you have a DUI conviction on your record, it stays. Even after completing the terms of probation or a jail sentence, a DUI conviction will continue to be on your record.

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Injuries and other damages can be caused by faulty products, and these defects typically result in a product liability claim. Here are the three main types of defective liability claims that most Atlanta personal injury law cases fall under.

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Vacation season is coming up, which means many will soon be getting a much-needed escape from the winter blues! But vacation time also presents plenty of opportunities for motor vehicle accidents, break-ins, identity theft, and assault. To avoid falling victim to any vehicular injuries or crimes this vacation season, read our four foolproof tips for staying safe while vacationing.

Drive safely

If you’re going on a road trip with family or friends, take precautions to ensure a safe drive to your destination. This includes sleeping well the night before, avoiding distractions on the road, and always keeping your seat belt buckled. In the event of an accident, remain calm and contact the local authorities to file a report. Read our blog post on safe travels for more cautionary tips.

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A few inches of snow might signal a typical winter day in some states, but in the temperate South, a few flurries can wreak havoc. This was the case in Atlanta on Jan. 28, as citizens quickly realized the seemingly harmless snowfall was anything but. Thousands of people left work early and fled to their cars in an attempt to make it home before the light snowfall turned the roads into perilous paths of ice. The mass exodus of drivers simultaneously fleeing the city combined with the dangerous conditions caused disastrous traffic jams and more than 1,000 accidents.

Now that the disaster has ended, we can reflect back on the legality of the matter. Amid the praises of relief and gratitude expressed towards the kind souls who helped their fellow citizens during the catastrophe, there were also several cries of outrage. Many employees were enraged that companies didn’t think to close their offices, with some even blaming their employers for accidents they got into on their way home. This predicament raises the question: Can employers be held liable if employees get in weather-related accidents driving to or from work?

Source: CNN
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The California Courts have awarded a grandmother $3 million in a wrongful death suit stemming from a 2010 car accident.

The traumatic accident occurred when an 81-year-old woman driving a Hyundai made an unsafe turn at an estimated 50 mph and collided into the center median, turning head-on into a Mazda holding two grandparents and their three grandchildren.

The grandmother’s husband of 48 years was killed in the accident and her three grandchildren were severely injured.

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The actor-husband of Valerie Harper, better known as Rhoda Morgenstern on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Rhoda” in the 1970s, has been awarded $156,000 in a Georgia court this week.

The case began in 2008 when Harper’s husband, Tony Cacciotti, tried to enter a car driven by a volunteer at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. As he was stepping inside the car, the driver rolled over Cacciotti’s foot.

An MRI showed Cacciotti suffered from a tear to the tendon in his ankle. His doctor then ordered strict physical therapy. Cacciotti, a former personal trainer, had to restrict his usual long runs to rare short walks.

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A 25-year-old man hit by a tractor-trailer carrying an oversized load through North Georgia won a settlement for $5.6 million. A Peterbilt tractor and the plaintiff collided on the afternoon of April 19, 2006 on Georgia Highway 53 near Marble Hill.

As a result of the collision, the plaintiff fractured his hip and a lower leg. The subsequent medical bills incurred totaled $364,000, with at least $20,000 in lost wages. The plaintiff’s lawsuit against Custom Truck and Equipment Inc., which is based in Michigan, claimed recklessness and negligence. The lawsuit sought punitive damages as well as unspecified compensation for past and future medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The defendants agreed to pay an initial payment of $1.6 million plus $4,000 a month for the next ten years, $5,000 a month for the second ten years and $6,025 a month for the rest of the plaintiff’s life to pain into an irrevocable trust.