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Why You Should Never Wait to Speak with an Attorney After a Truck Accident

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. Some truck accidents are caused by negligent commercial drivers. These are cases where you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries or loss. In these situations, it is important to act quickly by speaking with an attorney. You should never wait to hire an attorney after a truck accident because: Crucial evidence can disappear. Federal regulations require commercial trucking companies to retain certain types of evidence after accidents. Evidence might disappear if enough time passes. Hours of service logs, the truck’s black box and other important…
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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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What to Know About Georgia’s New Distracted Driving Law

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. Under the new law, drivers must use “hands-free” technology if they are using mobile phones or other electronic devices while driving. You cannot perform the following actions once the new law goes into effect: Holding (or supporting with any part of the body) an electronic device. Smart watches do not count. Writing, sending or reading text-based communications. This includes emails, text messages, instant messages or other internet data while holding your device. Watching videos or movies that are not related to the navigation of…
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