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Was Reckless Driving the Reason A Child Lost Her Life?

On 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. How Is a School District Responsible for a Bus Crash? It was early in the morning as a 2000 model-year Bluebird bus owned by the Houston County School System was making its rounds. Several students were already on board, awaiting their final stops as the bus came to a bend in Forest Park Drive. Those kids wouldn’t make it to school that day. According to police, the bus entered that corner too quickly, which forced the vehicle off of the roadway. Once off road, the bus tipped onto its…
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Four Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

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. Mistake 1: Not Receiving Medical Attention You should seek medical attention after an accident, even if you do not believe you suffered injuries. Certain types of injuries, such as internal bleeding, may not show symptoms for several hours. Musculoskeletal injuries may not show symptoms for days after the accident. You are also establishing a record of your injuries (if there are any) by receiving treatment. These records are useful for showing proof of your injuries and…
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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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