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July 2018 Archives

Car crashes increase during the summer

The summer months generally see more accidents on roads in Georgia and throughout the country. This is because there are more vehicles on the road during this time of the year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car and motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. After a car crash, it is a good idea to seek medical treatment even if an individual feels fine.

New list shows what recent vehicles are in the most crashes

Recent data from the Highway Loss Data Institute shows that small and mid-size four-door cars are the most prone to accidents and generate personal injury insurance claims. Georgia drivers may be curious to know what the ranking is like; Forbes made a list of 10 vehicles from 2014 to 2016 model years with the highest number of claims.

Slip and falls, and what they mean for small businesses

Under the premises liability laws in Georgia, business owners have the duty to maintain a safe environment for customers and employees. When a breach of this duty of care causes entrants to injure themselves in a slip, trip or fall accident, owners could be held liable. This means paying out for the victim's medical bills, lost wages and other losses. Even if the claim is dropped, owners must spend time and money defending themselves and their brand.

Without precautions, summer might not be carefree

After the harsh winter, many Georgia residents are likely eager to get out and enjoy the sun. Although this is the season to spend long, fun-filled days outdoors, your summer might not be as carefree as you would wish. You may not be aware that July and August are the two months during which most accidental deaths occur nationwide.

Studies determining the role distracted driving plays in crashes

According to several studies, including one from AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety, built-in vehicle infotainment systems and smartphones are making the roadways more dangerous for drivers in Georgia and elsewhere. The problem is that these systems and technology take drivers' attention away from the roads, potentially resulting in serious car accidents.