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Who is at fault after a slip and fall accident?

A slip and fall accident can happen when you least expect it. Whether you were walking to your car, down an aisle at the grocery store or even into work, you may try to immediately “walk off” the fall or resume what you were doing.

However, a bad fall may lead you to pursue damages for what you have suffered. If the accident occurred on the private or commercial property of another, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the property owner.

Tips for safe driving around log trucks

Evelyn Hurley had luck on her side this past September as she drove through downtown Macon and a log fell from the truck ahead of her smashed through her windshield on the driver's side. Amazingly,she dodged the log and was not seriously hurt. The scene could have easily ended in tragedy. This time, Hurley’s SUV took most of the damage. Too often, accidents between log trucks and passenger vehicles result in injury or death.

Logging trucks are a common sight on the roads around Macon. Here are a few tips for safe driving when you encounter a log truck or another large truck carrying a heavy load:

How Dangerous Were Central Georgia Roads during Thanksgiving 2016?

iStock-508185792-resize.jpgWe hope all of our readers had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday! As we head deeper into the holiday season, we thought we would revisit some statistics regarding last year's holiday season as a small reminder to continue practicing safe driving behaviors.

What Caused the Deadly Amtrak Accident in Seattle?

iStock-465912064-resize-300x200.jpgDevastation struck DuPont, Washington on Monday, December 18 when the Amtrak Cascades 501 train derailed on its maiden voyage from Seattle to Portland. The train was carrying 86 people when it rounded a curve at nearly three times the speed limit. It left the tracks and hurled passenger cars off an overpass and into rush hour traffic on the road below. More than 100 people were hospitalized and at least three passengers were killed.

Chrysler Was 99 Percent at Fault in Wrongful Death Suit

iStock-451333971-resize-300x200.jpgChrysler was reported last year to have filed an appeal on a high-profile 2012 case involving the death of a child in a Jeep accident. According to the original accident report, a 4-year-old boy burned to death after a Jeep was rear-ended. The fire happened due to the Jeep's ruptured fuel tank located behind the rear axle. The driver liable for the accident was charged with vehicular homicide in the first degree. Chrysler, on the other hand, was found to be 99 percent at fault for the accident.

Will a New Georgia Distracted Driving Law Save More Lives?

taking-a-selfie-while-driving-300x200.jpgOn July 1st, a new distracted driving law went into effect here in Georgia. This law was made in response to an increasing problem that the 2010 texting while driving law wasn't addressing. But will this new law succeed where the old one failed? The fighting attorneys from Macon want to find out.

What Can Be Done To Improve Trucker Safety In Georgia?

During a recent panel in Garden City, experts called on law enforcement in Georgia to do more about trucking safety on the state's roadways. Many Georgians say they don't feel safe on the road with semi-trucks.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said policing have been spending more time on patrol and making sure truck drivers are going through inspection stations. However, inspections don't stop a driver from dozing at the wheel.

Bob Dallas of Road Safe America said electronic driving logs and collision avoidance systems can help protect truckers and other drivers on the road. Changes on the road need to be made first though, he said.

Could Your FitBit Be Used to Help Your Personal Injury Lawsuit?

iStock-508178484-resize-300x200.jpgThe world is always changing, and nowhere is this change more obvious that in the world of technology. New devices and information technology are changing our lives daily. Now a new deal between two different tech companies could change the way your healthcare works. This change could also affect your future personal injury lawsuit.

How ELDs Prevent Drowsy Driving

red-and-black-trucks-300x200.jpgElectronic Logging Devices (ELDs) are federally mandated devices that help to increase the safety of the roads for drivers. The device is linked to the commercial truck driver's engines to more accurately record the driving times and hours of service. These devices were created to prevent truckers from dozing off while driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that drowsy driving was responsible for over 700,000 car accidents in 2013. AAA has reported that 10 percent of car accidents are caused by drowsy driving in earlier this year.

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