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March 2018 Archives

Types of accidents that lead to slip and fall claims

Slip and fall accidents are one of the main reasons for hospital visits in Georgia and throughout the country across all age groups. Older people may be particularly vulnerable to this type of accident. If a person is injured in a slip and fall accident, the premises owner might be responsible. The person might then file a slip and fall claim, which is a claim that is heard in civil court.

Safe driving after daylight saving time

The AAA is cautioning drivers in Georgia and the rest of the country to take extra precautions when driving after daylight saving time. The results of a study completed by the AAA shows that driving while drowsy contributes to almost 10 percent of motor vehicle crashes. The loss of one hour of sleep does cause drowsy driving, even if many people believe that they are rested enough.

Signs that an intoxicated driver may be sharing your road space

Have you ever been driving down a road in Macon when you notice another vehicle veering across the yellow line or coming dangerously close to cars parked along the curb? If so, several things may have happened next. First, you might have wondered what could be wrong with the driver to make him or her act like that behind the wheel. Next, you likely tried to keep a safe distance between your car and the erratically moving vehicle.

OOIDA seeks rehearing on sleep apnea rule change

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is seeking that the court rehears their charge that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has unlawfully changed the guidelines regarding screening truck drivers for sleep apnea, according to a recent court filing with the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. This case may be of interest to Georgia residents who are concerned about their safety around trucks while on the road.