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How Does a Deposition Work in an Atlanta Truck Accident Claim?

A deposition is a formal question and answer process that occurs under oath. The lawyers for the defendants have the right to ask you ask questions about how the truck accident happened and about your claim for damages. Conversely, you have the right to question all the defendants and any witnesses about how the accident…

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What Is a Secondary Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of hospitalization in America. Some common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are car accidents, falls, and acts of violence. Drivers, property owners, construction site owners, manufacturers, and others may be liable if your or a loved one suffers a TBI. According to the US Centers for Disease…

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What Is the “Three-Second” Rule in Driving?

There are many practical rules that motorists use to drive safely. Georgia traffic laws outline many of these rules, such as not exceeding the speed limit or driving through a red light. Some rules are common-sense, like don’t continue driving when the fuel gauge reads “empty,” and remember to turn your lights on when it’s…

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Train/Car Collisions Have Deadly Consequences

When a road intersects with a railroad track at the same level, this is known as a grade (or level) crossing. Before legislation passed during the 1990s to make grade crossings safer, most railroad accidents happened at these spots when cars attempted to drive over the tracks, only to collide with a train. Although more…

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Truck Tire Issues Causing Dangerous Accidents

Many things, including poor maintenance and mechanical failure, can cause truck accidents. For example, the wheels of a truck are made of steel and, with an attached tire, can weigh over 100 pounds each. When a truck travels at high speeds and a tire comes loose, people nearby typically have no way to dodge the…

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What Are the Causes of Hemorrhagic Stroke?

A hemorrhagic stroke is where there is bleeding in the brain. A person’s chances of experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke increase if they are over age 65, and have a personal or family history of stroke, uncontrolled diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoke, are obese, sedentary, or have a poor diet. According to the Centers…

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Beware Slow Drivers This Holiday Season

We all know the dangers of driving too fast, and speeding is a frequent cause of motor vehicle accidents. However, driving slower doesn’t necessarily mean safer, and super-slow drivers can cause accidents too. According to the National Motorists Association, federal and state studies have consistently shown that the drivers most likely to become involved in…

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Why Multi-Lane Highways Increase the Risk of Collisions

Many people assume bigger highways are safer because they cut down on traffic congestion, but the exact opposite appears to be true. According to a study conducted by Nordic Road & Transport Research, wider roads lead to fewer accidents, and increasing the number of lanes will usually decrease the number of accidents, but if the…

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