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Common Causes Of Georgia Car Accidents

Over the past decade, car manufacturers have added to their vehicles an increasing number of features designed to keep you safe. Backup cameras, emergency braking, and lane-keep assist are just some of the features commonly included these days to prevent collisions. Airbag systems and vehicle structure have also improved to provide greater protection in case of an accident. Despite all of these advances, car accident fatalities and severe injuries still happen more than you might think. Notably, Georgia’s roadways saw a surge in car accident fatalities in 2020 even though fewer vehicles were on the roads due to the pandemic. This suggests that there was a spike in dangerous driving behaviors. But other reasons such as driver negligence could have led to these incidents. For those who are injured from a car accident, there is a good chance that someone’s negligence is involved – and that matters for purposes of…

Pedestrian Injured Due to Accident in Macon; Will there be Consequences?

In late 2019, a pedestrian was injured on Gray Highway in Macon, GA after being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian, however, was intoxicated and walked in front of a vehicle – a Toyota Sienna, which struck him. Because of these circumstances, the police did not cite the driver. Even so, that might not be the end of the story. The driver, although not cited, may still bear some civil responsibility. Dozier Law Firm, a team of auto accident experts in the Georgia area, explains a possible scenario: “Be on the lookout for an offer from the insurance company to release them of all claims arising from the accident. It is very common for the insurance company of the at-fault party to offer the injured party a nominal amount to release them of all claims without any consideration to the extent of the injured party's injuries. If you accept this…

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…

Car Accident Results in 2 Deaths and the Injury of a Baby

It's tragic when anyone is killed or seriously injured in a car crash, particularly if the victim is a small child. These crashes might happen for a number of different reasons. Drivers may be distracted, trying to avoid another hazard, or simply taking a turn too wide or too close to another vehicle. Earlier this month Georgia authorities responded to a car accident that resulted in the deaths of two adults and the serious injury of a baby. The crash occurred at about 8:20 a.m. The two vehicles, a sedan and a truck, were traveling north and south respectively when witnesses say the sedan cross over the middle line. The two vehicles collided head-on, causing significant damage to the front of both vehicles. Both drivers suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene and the 10-month-old baby traveling with her suffered serious…

One Dead and One Injured After Car Accident

Wearing a seat belt can be the difference between life and death as many Georgia drivers know. Most drivers fasten their seat belt out of habit, but there are some who do not believe that they need it. Following simple laws like wearing a seat belt, stopping at a stop sign, yielding to traffic, or following the speed limit can help to limit the number or the severity of injuries caused by accidents. Some of these can even help to prevent a car accident entirely. A recent crash involving two vehicles resulted in the injury of one driver and the death of another. The crash occurred when the driver of the first vehicle failed to yield to oncoming traffic while turning left onto a highway. Another car traveling in the opposite direction struck the first vehicle as it crossed over opposing lanes of traffic. When police arrived, they pronounced the driver of the…

2 Die in Macon Car Accident

Winter can be an unpredictable time of year, even for those living in the south. Within the last few years, snow has become a more common occurrence in Georgia. Even though the snow usually lasts only a few days, it's effect on roadways and traffic can be extreme. It is not uncommon for drivers who are not accustomed to driving in snow and ice on a regular basis to be involved in a car accident. Recently, snow and ice effectively shut down businesses and schools across Georgia and caused a number of accidents on interstate roadways. One of these accidents occurred on I-75 North. A car containing two individuals slid on a patch of black ice and struck a guardrail. The driver exited the vehicle in what authorities suspect was an effort to survey the damage to the car or view the road conditions. The driver of an approaching car…

How Does the Theory of Negligent Entrustment Work?

The act of teenagers borrowing the family car can be considered a rite of passage in many American families. Most of the time this happens, the result is harmless. But on occasion, something can go terribly wrong and an accident ensues that harms others. In such instances, the question can come up whether those who actually owned the car were negligent in allowing another person to drive it. This question comes under the legal theory known as "negligent entrustment." In Georgia, courts have defined negligent entrustment of a motor vehicle to be when an automobile owner lends his or her car to another person (it does not have to be a family member) to someone whom he or she knows (that is, has actual knowledge) is incompetent to drive or is otherwise habitually reckless. The negligence on the part of the vehicle owner in lending it to someone who should…

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Georgia Accident

One person was killed and another was injured in an accident in Warner Robins on Oct. 8. The driver responsible for the crash ran a red light at what appears to be high speed, causing the fatal accident. Police report that around 9:15 a.m., a 22-year-old Warner Robins woman was making a left turn from Burns Drive onto Russell Parkway when her 2002 Mazda Tribute was hit by a 2000 Ford F250 pickup truck, driven by a 34-year-old Perry man, that had just run a red light. The Mazda had the green light for the turn at the time of the accident. The skid marks from the Ford at the scene began before the stop line of the traffic light. The Mazda crashed into a barrier protecting some nearby gas pumps, and the driver's side seating area and the back of the car were crushed. The pickup truck stopped on…

Reason Behind Fatal Accident on Appling County Road Still Not Known

There are plenty of drivers in Macon who may prioritize safe driving no matter what the situation might be. However, car wrecks can happen to any driver at any time with little or no warning, time to prepare, or immediately detectable reason. In a case that Georgia patrol officers are still investigating, one man has left two others dead and one injured in a car accident on the freeway, but an actual cause for the accident itself has yet to be determined. The man who was driving the vehicle that struck the victims was taken to Appling Hospital for a precautionary check-up to ensure that no damage had been sustained. However, the car that he hit lost 2 people, ages 23 and 24. In addition, one woman in the car needed to be flown to a medical center for emergency attention. According to police reports, the accident occurred shortly before midnight…

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