Hit-and-Run Auto Accident in Macon Leaves Woman in Critical Condition

Devastating Local Car Crash in Macon, GA On Monday, September 14, 2020, a 59-year-old woman driving her moped in Bibb County was struck by an unknown driver in a hit-and-run auto accident. The driver appeared to be heading east in a red Toyota, and the vehicle likely has damage on the driver’s side. The Importance of Receiving Medical Treatment Following a Car Crash The woman was taken to Navicent Health Medical Center shortly after the auto accident, which serves as a good reminder that even if the pedestrian’s injuries weren’t life-threatening, a trip to the ER would have been wise. Auto accidents – especially hit-and-runs – often leave pedestrians with internal injuries that may not show symptoms for days or even weeks. By then, it might be too late to both receive proper treatment and compensation. A good lawyer can help you with the latter. The team at Dozier Law…

Accident in Macon, Georgia Leaves 1 Dead

On Monday, July 27, 2020, a young man’s 2004 Honda Accord was struck, leaving him with fatal wounds. The accident occurred when he pulled out of the “Club X” nightclub parking lot directly into another vehicle’s path. The other vehicle, a 2013 Dodge Ram, hit the Accord with such force that it flipped on impact, killing the Accord’s driver and leaving the Dodge Ram’s operator in critical, but eventually stable, condition. Events and details surrounding the fatal crash are still under investigation. A devastating accident may lead some to ask about dram shop laws. What is Georgia’s Dram Shop Law? Dram shop law applies to every city in the state of Georgia, including Macon, providing sober individuals affected by a drunk driver with compensation if the individual under-the-influence was overserved by another vendor. Dozier Law Firm, a team comprised of expert attorneys, explains: “Georgia’s Dram Shop law is located in…

Street Racing Escalates Near Atlanta, Forces Barricades

As Fox 5 Atlanta reports, street racing near Atlanta isn’t a revolutionary criminal activity, but police may have found a way to stop these dangerous stunts from happening altogether. The city’s interim chief of police has offered his support to place sand-filled barriers along intersections where street racing stunts are likely to occur. Identifying the areas in need of such barricades has yet to prove difficult. "There is no scientific method to what we are doing," Commissioner Josh Rowan says. "Where we see the black circles [burned rubber from stunt-inspired braking] we will put down barriers." What’s disturbing is how even though police are actively locking up dozens of street racing drivers and impounding their “muscle” cars, new drivers seem eager to step into their place regularly, despite almost certainly knowing the legal risk over and above the risk of a car accident. And the legal risks are undoubtedly real.…

Bicyclist Killed Near Atlanta in Tractor-Trailer Accident

On Monday, August 10, 2020, a bicyclist was killed in southern Fulton County near Atlanta after colliding with a tractor-trailer. EMTs responded to the crash, but it is unknown whether the victim died on the scene or if he died upon transport to a treatment facility. One additional vehicle is said to have been involved, though details regarding why the accident happened, who was at fault, and potential charges are still a mystery. While an investigation is still ongoing, this tragedy serves as a good reminder to always receive medical treatment if and when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Advice from Dozier Law Firm Assuming your accident injuries are not fatal on-impact, seeking medical treatment immediately following a car or tractor-trailer accident is crucial. Dozier Law Firm, a team of experts in motor vehicle accident representation, explains: "The most important thing you can do following a motor…

Fiery Multi-Vehicle Auto Accident in Atlanta Involving a Tractor-Trailer

On February 1, 2020, two people were killed in a multivehicle accident on an Atlanta-area interstate. The crash involved a tractor-trailer, and it sparked a large fire that produced flames rising 30 feet high. The fire spread across all lanes of traffic, leaving some drivers stuck at a standstill for more than two hours – and others to suffer in the fiery blaze. According to NBC News, “firefighters encountered an inferno as the first crews arrived on the scene [of the auto accident], and subsequent explosions were seen and heard as the fuel ignited.” The accident on I-85 involved multiple vehicles and left two individuals with fatal injuries. Several others were injured, and numerous others suffered property damage to their vehicles. Businesses along nearby Dawson Boulevard were evacuated as a precaution due to their vicinity to the incident, a major headache for Atlanta area commuters. Trucking Companies, Insurance Agencies, and Law…

Police Investigating Truck Accident

Police officers in Georgia work hard to keep the roadways safe for residents and visitors alike. It is not unusual for large trucks to be mixed in with traffic, especially on highways. High speeds, inclement conditions, or driver errors can contribute to a serious truck accident. The sheer size of these vehicles can result in increased risk for injury or death in the event of a crash. Law enforcement has launched an investigation into a recent truck accident, and for officers, this one hit close to home. The victim was an officer from Smyrna, Georgia's police department. For reasons that are still unknown, a semi-truck flipped over and landed squarely on the officer's patrol car. The driver's side of the car was crushed. The officer was taken to a local hospital for immediate treatment of crash-related injuries. The investigation is ongoing, and it is not clear if police have any…

Drunk Driving Can Hurt Those Closest To You

When Georgia residents hear about a bad accident involving drinking and driving, it may be natural to imagine that a vehicle operated by an inebriated driver crashed into another. While this is often the case, a drunk driving fatality can also result from a single-vehicle accident. A recent case illustrates the repercussions of how driving under the influence can have especially personal consequences. Preliminary information establishes that a 20-year-old Georgia man was under the influence of alcohol when he lost control of his vehicle. After hitting several trees, the vehicle came to rest on an embankment beside the roadway. The driver suffered serious injuries, but his 20-year-old female passenger fared far worse. She was killed as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. Police say she was thrown from the vehicle as it spun out of control. After being treated for his injuries, the driver was arrested and taken to…

Family May Consider Wrongful Death Suit

For a 13-year-old Georgia boy, the mid-June day seemed ordinary. He was helping his family do yard work. The boy was edging the sidewalk, removing grass and weeds close to the pavement where a mower may not be able to reach. An unexpected tragedy turned this uneventful day into a wrongful death case in the blink of an eye. Seemingly out of nowhere, an SUV came speeding around the corner, and the driver failed to properly negotiate the turn. She struck both the boy and his father and did not even stop. As she drove away, the father, who suffered a serious leg injury, did his best to help his son, but the boy's injuries were severe, and being badly injured himself, there was little he could do. The injured father and son were taken to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment, and while the father was able to hang on, the…

Car vs. Truck Accident Claims 4 Lives In Georgia

In any wreck that involves a car and a big rig, the occupants of the passenger vehicle are at risk of suffering catastrophic injuries and possibly even lose their lives. Such was also the outcome of a truck accident in Georgia that claimed the lives of four people in Decatur. The sheer size and weight of a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, or an 18-wheeler, compared to the size and weight of a passenger vehicle explain most outcomes of such collisions. An accident reconstruction team launched an investigation to determine the cause and circumstances of the crash. According to a preliminary accident report, the accident occurred in a traffic light-controlled intersection shortly before 2:45 a.m. on a recent Monday. Authorities say the car had six occupants, and five were rushed to a hospital. Reportedly, two women and one man, ages 19, 20, and 23, died soon after the accident due to head trauma…

Will New Technology Cause A Motorcycle Accident Spike?

Georgia motorcycle enthusiasts can probably recall a story or two from the period of time in which they were learning to ride. Learning to drive a car is hard enough, but subtracting two wheels and safety features like seat belts and airbags require additional skills, like balance. New technology may level the playing field, making driving a motorcycle almost as simple as driving a car, but will this recent development lead to an increased potential for a motorcycle accident? A major motorcycle manufacturer is touting a gyroscope that will eliminate the need for a rider to balance him or herself on a motorcycle. The part has not yet been mass-produced for resale, but the announcement is already making waves. According to the specifications released by the manufacturer, the device will allow a computer to automatically balance a motorcycle with no skill required by the driver at approximately 3 mph. Though it…

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