Category Archives: Car Wreck Injury

We have posted stories about car wreck injury in this section to help keep you informed about your legal rights here in Georgia and beyond.

Can an At-Fault Driver’s Employer Be Responsible for an Accident?

There may be multiple parties who are responsible for a motor vehicle accident. In some cases, only the driver is at fault. However, there are also situations where the at-fault driver’s employer is liable for the crash. It would depend on the circumstances. A Georgia employer can be liable for a wreck if an employee using a company vehicle caused a wreck while they were acting within the scope of his or her employment. Let’s say, for example, an employee is hauling equipment to a warehouse for his employer when he crashes into another vehicle, killing its occupant. This is a case where the employer might be liable. However, there are also situations where an employer can be liable for entrusting a vehicle to an employee. These are cases where an employee does not need to be operating within the scope of his or her employment at the time of…
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How Dangerous Were Central Georgia Roads during Thanksgiving 2016?

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. In 2016, 20 people died on Georgia roads during the Thanksgiving holiday. More than half of them were not wearing seat belts. That number increased 43 percent from the previous year. One of the common causes of holiday car accidents in Georgia is distracted driving. Texting and driving in particular is one of the most dangerous actions you can do on the road. This is because texting and driving fits all three major categories of distraction: visual, manual and cognitive. Why is it that Thanksgiving, of all holidays, is one of the most dangerous times to be on the road? One part of it has to due with traffic…
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Road Debris Causes Hundreds of Central Georgia Accidents Annually

Have you ever had to swerve out of the way of a sudden piece of debris in the road? Have you ever been driving behind a flatbed truck and worried whether the cargo on the back was truly secure? Or worse – has your car ever been struck by a flying object that shouldn’t have been in the road? According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, from 2014 to 2016, 813 accidents occurred in Central Georgia due to flying debris on the roads. In those accidents, 66 people suffered injury and four died. Police say that these accidents can be difficult to investigate, because often the vehicles that drop the debris are long gone by the time emergency responders arrive. How to Avoid Flying Debris and What to Do If You Are Hit The easiest way to avoid flying debris is to leave several car lengths between your vehicle and…
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