We 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.
Devastation 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 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.
On 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.
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 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.