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Driver negligence can cause serious injuries in Georgia

While there are some car accidents that are completely out of our control, the reality is that a vast majority of accidents are caused by driver negligence. If a driver was reckless behind the wheel and struck your vehicle, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against them to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.

U.S. pedestrians and cyclist traffic deaths on the rise

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of traffic fatalities dropped 2.4 percent from 2017 to 2018 and the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled is at its lowest since 2014. However, these numbers only apply to drivers and vehicle passengers, not cyclists and pedestrians. In fact, the number of pedestrians killed in 2018 increased 3.4 percent from 2017, and the number of cyclist fatalities over the same time period increased a whopping 6.3 percent.

Rash of deadly e-scooter accidents plaguing Atlanta

Atlanta recently joined major cities across the United States in allowing e-scooter companies to place their equipment in certain parts of the city. Many people in Northern Georgia may be familiar with this latest trend in transportation, in which a pedestrian can get a fast and convenient ride simply by picking up an electronic scooter, paying for it and taking it to his or her destination and then leaving it for the next rider.

In-car technology can tempt older motorists to drive distracted

Many of the newer models of cars come equipped with all kinds of hi-tech features that are supposed to make driving safer and more comfortable. For instance, most vehicles these days come equipped with built-in navigation systems as well as features that allow drivers to place and receive phone calls, in theory without using their hands.

July 4 weekend poised to set travel records

According to the American Automobile Association, or AAA, there will be 41.4 million people on traveling by car to reach their destination during the long holiday weekend. The AAA says that, at least since it began tracking these statistics back in 2000, this is the highest number of travelers taking to the highways.

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