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July 2018 Archives

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.

Why Was the Snapchat Speed Filter Lawsuit Revived?

taking-a-selfie-while-driving-300x200.jpgOver a year ago, we brought you the story of an Uber driver who had been hit at over 100 mph. The driver of that car was allegedly using Snapchat at the time of the crash. So, the wife of the Uber driver sued Snapchat, but the judge dismissed the claim. Now, an appeals court has handed down a ruling about the Snapchat speed filter-reigniting an almost forgotten case.

In Georgia, Is There a Difference Between Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Recovery?

bigstock-Law-Books-And-Gavel-4819112_preview-1-300x194.jpegIn September of 1992, a woman driving a Toyota van crashed and suffered a traumatic brain injury. This crash left her in a coma for over 20 years. Now, she has finally passed, and her family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Toyota. But will a personal injury filing from a few months after the accident derail the wrongful death case?

Was Reckless Driving the Reason A Child Lost Her Life?

iStock_70197173_LARGE-300x221.jpgOn January 29th, a school bus on it's way to Parkwood and Pearl Stephens Elementary schools crashed on Forest Park Drive. The crash sent several students to the hospital and parents rushed to find out if their kids were safe. However, one couple received unbearable news that has led them to filing a lawsuit against the school district for reckless driving.

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