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Potential Parties in an Atlanta Trucking Accident

Accidents involving large trucks, 18-wheelers, semis, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles are among the deadliest types of traffic crashes, and statistics reveal that the risk is high in Georgia. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that there were 6,202 trucking wrecks in the state in 2021, an increase… Continue reading Potential Parties in an Atlanta Trucking Accident

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Top 4 Most Dangerous Roads in Atlanta and Across Georgia

Even when you know car accidents are among the leading causes of death and injuries in the US, statistics on traffic collisions can still be shocking. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GA DOT), almost 1,500 people are killed, more than 111,000 victims require emergency treatment, and 7,300 individuals… Continue reading Top 4 Most Dangerous Roads in Atlanta and Across Georgia

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Jury Verdict in Tesla Case Shows How Contributory Negligence Works

Though the company will still have to pay monetary damages, Tesla recently gained a victory of sorts in a defective vehicles lawsuit stemming from a fatal crash in 2018. Atlanta’s WSB-TV News Channel 2 covered the story, explaining that the jury awarded $10.5 million in compensation to the teen victim’s… Continue reading Jury Verdict in Tesla Case Shows How Contributory Negligence Works

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Understanding Pedestrian Accidents and Comparative Negligence in Georgia

Motor vehicles continue to pose a serious safety hazard to pedestrians. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that a pedestrian is killed in a car accident nearly once every hour in the United States. More than 7,000 pedestrians were killed nationwide in 2020 alone. Many tens of… Continue reading Understanding Pedestrian Accidents and Comparative Negligence in Georgia

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Motor Vehicle Collisions are on the Rise: An Overview of the Most Recent Data 

Catastrophic and fatal motor vehicle collisions are rising rapidly in the United States. Virtually every state saw an increase in serious accidents last year. On May 17th, 2022, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officially released its preliminary data for 2021. The federal agency estimates that 42,915 people were… Continue reading Motor Vehicle Collisions are on the Rise: An Overview of the Most Recent Data 

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How to Obtain a Class Action Certification in Georgia

Broadly defined, a class action lawsuit is a procedural legal device that allows one or more representative plaintiffs to file a civil claim on behalf of the members of a larger group. Class action lawsuits can be filed in a wide range of different circumstances—including product liability claims, toxic torts… Continue reading How to Obtain a Class Action Certification in Georgia

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