Commercial trucks are the largest vehicles on the road, in some cases weighing 20 to 40 times more than regular passenger vehicles. These enormous vehicles can cause significant damage when they crash into smaller vehicles, even during collisions involving low speeds. Federal crash data shows that 3,500 to 4,000 people are killed in truck accidents each year. Countless others suffer life-altering injuries.
Being involved in a car accident can turn your world upside-down. Injuries from an accident could incur steep medical expenses and may require time off from work. If an accident involves severe injuries, these costs are generally far more expensive. It is important to make the right moves after a car accident to give yourself a better chance of recovering adequate compensation for your injuries. Avoid the following four mistakes after a car accident.
Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 673 (Hands-Free Georgia Act), Georgia's distracted driving law. Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents in our state and across the US. Georgia's new law was passed in remembrance of five Georgia Southern University nursing students who died in a 2015 truck accident. The truck's driver later admitted that he was using a mobile phone before the crash.
Medical errors are about to come back into the public spotlight thanks to a new documentary. To Err is Human takes its name from the infamous 1999 Institute of Medicine report, which found medical mistakes kill an estimated 98,000 US patients each year. As the documentary notes, newer studies estimate this number could be several times higher.