Drivers are expected to ensure that their vehicles are safe and mechanically sound, which is why they should make sure that their tires are properly inflated and check them for bulges, abrasions and cuts on a regular basis. This is particularly important during the...
Motor Vehicle Accidents
When is distracted driving awareness month?
On Behalf of Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP | Apr 7, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents
Distracted driving might not rank high on people's lists of dangerous behaviors on the road, but that might be due to a lack of awareness. Not everyone realizes how hazardous distracted driving is or how many accidents it causes on Georgia roads. Hopefully, the...
Could lane splitting lead to an accident?
On Behalf of Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP | Mar 10, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury
Commuting on a motorcycle comes with many benefits for owners. Parking a motorcycle might not be too difficult on many Georgia streets, and riding a bike could be enjoyable. Some motorcyclists appreciate the ability to speed up their trips with "lane splitting," a...
3 costly mistakes that car accident victims make
On Behalf of Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP | Dec 31, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents
Anyone who has been involved in a car accident in Georgia knows that it is a strange experience. During the crash, you may have felt like you were watching everything unfold in slow motion, and afterward, you probably felt shocked and confused. It's during these first...
Possible factors in the 2019 decrease in car crash deaths
On Behalf of Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP | Sep 29, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents
Georgia motorists might want to know that approximately 38,800 people in the U.S. died in car accidents in 2019, according to estimates from the National Safety Council. If accurate, this would represent a 2% decrease from 2018 numbers. A similar 2% decrease was...
More sleep may help teens drive more safely
On Behalf of Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP | Feb 25, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents
Georgia teens may drive more safely when they get enough sleep before school. One study's authors examined a county where school start times were delayed from 7:20 a.m. in the first year to 8:10 a.m. the following year. The researchers examined car accident records...
FMCSA announces plan for new large-truck crash study
On Behalf of Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP | Jan 24, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents
Large-truck crashes are all too common in Georgia, and many end in death. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the organization that regulates the U.S. trucking industry, found that between 2009 and 2018, the number of fatal large-truck crashes rose a...
Stay safe by riding between the lines of Georgia law
On Behalf of Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP | Oct 9, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents
Nothing beats your weekends riding along the Chattahoochee, but it’s important to stay safe. Knowing all of Georgia’s laws can help make sure you’ll be able to cruise through the Appalachians for years to come. Georgia has a range of rules for motorcycles, all...
How is fault proven when a driver dies in a crash?
On Behalf of Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP | Jan 28, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death
Deadly car accidents are devastating for those who are left behind. In many cases, the loss of life was preventable. Negligence such as speeding, drinking or distracted driving can end the lives of innocent victims. People who have lost loved ones in accidents can...
3 tips for a safe motorcycle ride
On Behalf of Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP | Oct 5, 2018 | Motor Vehicle Accidents
Riding a motorcycle is fuel efficient, typically cheaper than driving a car and just plain cool. There is nothing quite like cruising down an open stretch of highway with the wind in your face and nothing between you and the beautiful scenery of Georgia. However,...
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