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Road Rage Sweeps Georgia

Most of us have experienced buying a new car with a bold color that feels new and exciting. Suddenly, your world is filled with cherry red or electric blue vehicles. There was no actual increase in the number of red cars or blue trucks on the road – you simply became more aware of the…

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Federal Commercial Truck Safety Guidelines Finally Get Updates

This past June, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee introduced a bipartisan bill to invest $78 billion in transportation infrastructure over the next five years. Among many other provisions, the bill includes sweeping changes to commercial truck safety standards – and none too soon. One of the main provisions would make automatic emergency braking systems mandatory…

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Important Sleep Safety Reminder for Parents with Newborns

First-time parents face a steep learning curve. No matter how much prep work you did, how many classes you took, and how many times you stayed up late poring over Dr. Spock’s greatest hits, nothing quite prepares you for the enormity of your new responsibility. So much leads up to the birth day that, when…

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How to Stay Safe on Georgia Highways

Each of us has a responsibility to observe the rules of the road. However, while you can take steps to minimize the risks of causing an accident, there are circumstances that will always be outside your ability to control. Driver errors, mechanical failures, and sudden changes can and do happen in an instant. In 2019,…

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Where Most Fatal Car Accidents for Children and Teenagers Happen

Over the last fifteen years, more than 70,000 children and teenagers died in car crashes in the U.S. These are disturbing numbers. This age group is disproportionately represented in fatal car crashes across the country, and Georgia is no exception. Studies have repeatedly shown that crash rates decrease steadily as driver age increases; there is…

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Tragic Fatal Shooting on Rust Set Still Under Investigation

 Police are investigating the circumstances around a fatal accident on the set of the film Rust. According to initial reports, actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun on set, hitting the Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins, and injuring Director Joel Souza. Hutchins was airlifted to University of New Mexico hospital, where she was pronounced…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Discusses Access Road Bridge Collapse

On October 19, 2021, demolition work on the Access Road bridge in Newton County led to tragedy as part of the bridge collapsed into the Yellow River. Three workers fell into the river; two workers were critically injured, and the third worker died. The bridge is labeled “structurally deficient,” and is being replaced with a…

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