Why People Don’t “Go It Alone” in Personal Injury Claims

Why People Don’t “Go It Alone” in Personal Injury Claims

You have been in a car accident and are injured. It seems clear that the other driver caused the accident which led to your injuries. So it is a straightforward matter of contacting the other driver’s insurance provider and settling the claim, right? Not so fast. Many people who think that they can handle a personal injury claim on their own end up regretting the decision. There are many...
Georgia Officials Sound Alarm on Driver Distraction

Georgia Officials Sound Alarm on Driver Distraction

Distracted driving in Georgia is getting worse, and the General Assembly wants to do something about it. Legislators on the House Study Committee on Distracted Driving say that they are discussing the passage of an updated distracted driving law that would increase fines for distracted driving, among other possible changes. According to state Rep. Bob Trammell, distracted driving, including texting and driving, is a public health issue and something...
Nearly Half of All Americans Fatigued – How That Can Impact Safety

Nearly Half of All Americans Fatigued – How That Can Impact Safety

Forty-three percent of Americans do not get enough sleep each night to drive and do their jobs in a safe manner, according to a new report by the National Safety Council (NSC). The NSC survey-based report found that nearly half of those surveyed did not get adequate nightly rest to engage in tasks that require the ability to think clearly, make logical and informed decisions and to be productive....
Injured Workers Are Being Left Out to Dry with Workers’ Comp

Injured Workers Are Being Left Out to Dry with Workers’ Comp

The nation’s injured workers face a bleak fate, with a high risk of falling into poverty, according to a new US Department of Labor report. The reason: State workers’ compensation programs fail to provide them with enough benefits. The report could lead to more federal oversight of workers’ comp programs at the state level. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) stated recently that he is planning legislation to address the...
Negligent Security & Bar Fights

Negligent Security & Bar Fights

In Georgia, the owner of any establishment that serves alcohol must exercise what is known as ‘duty of care’ under premises liability claim in Georgia in these and other types of related scenarios: The owner or manager of the bar was told about an unsafe condition, such as a threat of violence from a customer, but failed to take action. Poor bar lighting makes it difficult to see and...
The Time for Talking is Over – Distracted Driving is More Common Than You Thought

The Time for Talking is Over – Distracted Driving is More Common Than You Thought

It is becoming more widely understood that distracted driving is deadly across Middle Georgia and the United States generally. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 3,477 people died in distracted driving accidents in 2015 alone. Nearly 400,000 suffered injuries in distracted driving accidents that year. Why is this getting worse? The NHTSA reports that there are too many activities that distract us while we drive. The...

Driving Tired Poses Serious Dangers

American society is a 24/7 world. Many people stay up late at night, and many work the night shift. A recent estimate says that there are 9.5 million night shift workers in the U.S. today. But are you aware of the dangers of working the night shift and driving? Recent studies suggest that people who work long shifts at night can constitute a serious risk to public safety. The...
Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Tens of millions of Americans travel over the long Thanksgiving weekend to spend time with the people they care about the most – 48.7 million traveled 50 or miles from home in 2016, AAA estimates. But all of the extra traveling and other activities at Thanksgiving lead to a higher number of cooking and car accidents. Consider: The American Red Cross states that the additional cooking duties over Thanksgiving...
When A Bar is Responsible for Bar Fights

When A Bar is Responsible for Bar Fights

It is not unusual for the consumption of alcohol to lead to disagreements or fights in a bar or restaurant in Macon and the Middle Georgia region. These altercations can lead to serious injuries, and even death in rare cases. Premises Liability Law in Georgia A key issue to consider in a bar fight is whether the establishment is liable for negligent security under the premises liability law in...
Preparing for a Safe Halloween

Preparing for a Safe Halloween

Halloween is normally a very enjoyable time for children. From dressing up in fun costumes, to attending parties, to going trick-or-treating, this is usually a fun time for the kids and parents. For all joy that Halloween entails, it is still important to remember that there are many dangers during this spooky holiday that can lead to injuries. Car Accidents Kill During Halloween Every Year Of all the possible...