Macon, Georgia Who Is at Fault in A Car Accident When Changing Lanes? Lawyer

Who Is at Fault in A Car Accident When Changing Lanes?

There are two reasons many car accident legal cases involve changing lanes. First, cars changing lanes creates a naturally higher risk of collision than cars driving straight down the road. Second, it can be difficult to prove what happened and who is at fault for the accident. Here are some ways to determine who is at fault in a lane-change accident. Who Is at Fault in A Lane-Change Accident? A lane-change accident follows the same law as other car accidents. Fault in a car accident is determined by negligence. Negligence is when someone has a duty to someone else and injures them by not meeting that duty. For example, drivers have a duty to drive safely, and causing an accident by failing to drive safely is considered negligence. F[...]...

Macon, Georgia How Often Do Car Accident Cases Go to Court? Lawyer

How Often Do Car Accident Cases Go to Court?

Involvement in a vehicle crash can lead to trying days ahead, and you may be asking how often do car accident cases go to court? While the last thing you want to do is drag out the process and delay receipt of payments for medical expenses, replacement of property, and other potential damages, sometimes going to court may be your best option to get the full compensation you deserve. How Often Do Car Accident Cases Go to Court? Today’s reality is that accident claims can quickly become complicated and disputable. In some instances, acceptable settlements will not be reached at all, and you need to prepare for going to court. Luckily, however, how often do car accident cases go to court can be answered positively, and that answer is “[...]...

Macon, Georgia How Much Is My Car Accident Settlement Worth? Lawyer

How Much Is My Car Accident Settlement Worth?

If you’re injured, you may wonder, how much is my car accident settlement worth? That depends on many things. The more severe and long-lasting your injuries, generally, the greater its value. The higher your medical bills and the more wages you lost also play a role. If you want to know what your car settlement may be worth, contact the Mann Law Firm for a free consultation. We’ve settled thousands of car accident cases, and we have a recipe for success. The main ingredients are hard work, skill, and knowledge. It’s why so many injured in car accidents in the Macon area rely on us for help. What Is the Value of My Car Accident Claim? There are many factors to deciding what’s a fair settlement for a car accident clai[...]...

Macon, Georgia Can You Sue an Uninsured Driver? Lawyer

Can You Sue an Uninsured Driver?

If you wonder, can you sue an uninsured driver, the answer is: It depends. It is possible to sue an uninsured driver, but depending on the circumstances, you may not always want or need to.  Georgia law O.C.G.A. § 40-6-10 requires everyone who owns and operates a motor vehicle to have bodily injury liability insurance and property liability insurance to cover the damage they cause in a crash. However, in a bad crash, the required minimum amounts will not be sufficient to pay for all of an injured person’s damages, including medical and rehabilitation bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and too many people drive without any insurance at all. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 12 percent of licensed Georgia drivers a[...]...

Macon, Georgia Preparing Your Teen for the 100 Deadliest Days Lawyer

Preparing Your Teen for the 100 Deadliest Days

One of the deadliest times for teen drivers is coming up on us – the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day – known by AAA as the 100 Deadliest Days. According to 2016 data, more than 1,050 people died in crashes involving a teen driver between those holidays that year. That is a 10-per-day average, which is a 14% increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. As school is letting out for the summer, AAA has been emphasizing the importance of educating and preparing young, inexperienced drivers for some of the most hazardous driving days of the year. According to the Foundation, the number of deadly crashes involving teen drivers during the summer is a major traffic safety con[...]...

Macon, Georgia A New Bill Shores Up School Bus Safety in Georgia Lawyer

A New Bill Shores Up School Bus Safety in Georgia

As of the end of March 2019, all school bus drivers in Georgia may need to be vetted twice per year by public safety officials. Georgia lawmakers recently passed a bus driver safety bill in the state Senate and House. The Georgia Senate passed the bill unanimously on March 26. The bill would make a new registry of school bus drivers in Georgia, in the Department of Public Safety. The bill, HB 459, would mandate Georgia school districts to turn in the name and driver's license number of each school bus driver before they may drive a school bus. The Department of Public Safety would verify the information on every driver’s license. The agency would then call the local school board if the license was expired, cancelled or suspended. Also und[...]...

Macon, Georgia 5 Ways We Can Make Teens Better Drivers Lawyer

5 Ways We Can Make Teens Better Drivers

The vast majority of new drivers are teens, and until they gain some experience, the first few months of driving can be the most dangerous months of a teen’s life. There’s no way to guarantee without any doubt that a teen driver will stay safe. However, with a few little actions you can contribute to greater safety for yourself and your teen driver. 1. Model Good Driving Habits Even before children become teens, it’s important to be a good role model for them. Whether you like it or not, your children are going to imitate your driving habits. Give them a positive model for what is acceptable and they’ll learn to drive responsibly. This isn’t complicated. If you want your children to follow the rules of the road, make sure you do i[...]...

Macon, Georgia Let’s Talk About Drunk Driving for Alcohol Awareness Month Lawyer

Let’s Talk About Drunk Driving for Alcohol Awareness Month

Excessive drinking is a major problem in the United States. Drinking too much leads to personal injuries, car accidents, violence, drowning, liver disease and even some forms of cancer. But the good news is that all of us can take simple steps to avoid the misuse and abuse of alcohol. During Alcohol Awareness Month in April, all of us can help society by spreading the word about how to avoid alcohol abuse. We also can encourage our families, communities and individuals to get involved in this important public health effort. As personal injury attorneys in Georgia who have seen how drinking can lead to terrible car accidents and injuries, The Mann Law Firm strongly supports Alcohol Awareness Month. We hope this month more people are remind[...]...

Macon, Georgia Three Things Cause 10,000 Road Deaths Every Year Lawyer

Three Things Cause 10,000 Road Deaths Every Year

Bloomberg News reported this month that federal safety officials are targeting the three worst driver habits in the country that are killing at least 10,000 Americans annually: speeding, drunk driving and distracted driving from electronic devices. According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, its list of ‘Most Wanted’ safety improvements on American roads includes a strong focus on three of the 10 behaviors by drivers that are leading to so much carnage. Federal officials say targeting speeding, drunk driving and distracted driving could really make a dent in the 37,000 fatal car accidents that occur in the U.S. each year. The ‘Most Wanted’ list of safety improvements also focuses on such things as fatigued drivers, i[...]...

Macon, Georgia Clearing Up Georgia's Confusing School Bus Passing Law Lawyer

Clearing Up Georgia's Confusing School Bus Passing Law

There is a bill before Georgia’s General Assembly that would clarify the school bus passing laws in the state. Senate Bill 25 was proposed after a law went into effect last year that caused a great deal of confusion. That law stated that drivers were allowed to pass a school bus, depending upon whether they were driving on a four-lane highway that was separated by a lane for turning. State Sen Tyler Harper said earlier this month that the new bill had passed muster in the Senate Public Safety Committee. He noted that he hopes the new Georgia bill will clear up any possible confusion about when it is safe for Georgia drivers to pass school buses. In the new bill, if the driver is on the opposite side of the road from a school bus engaged i[...]...

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Every home should always be a hazard-free safe haven for the children who live there. Many parents take time and extra precautions to ensure their children are not in harm's way. They believe their homes are safe because they don't realize the potential danger...