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Fatal accident under investigation

The sheer size and weight of commercial vehicles makes them extremely dangerous. That is why truck drivers are required to undergo extra training and maintain license credentials. Unfortunately, however, there are instances where a lack of proper training, supervision, or oversight results in serious accidents. While details concerning the incident had yet to be provided to the public, a recent fatal accident involving a Georgia resident serves as a sobering reminder that commercial trucks can pose a real threat to the public.

Punitive damages defined

Every year across the state of Georgia and the entire country, countless people lose their lives in preventable accidents. A large number of fatal accident incidents are the result of unintentional negligence, but many others can be attributed to reckless conduct and/or malicious intent. In such cases, eligible representatives for wrongful death accident victims often have the grounds to pursue punitive damages from liable parties.

Dealing with the repercussions of a family member’s death

It is an unfortunate fact that many families in Georgia have to deal with the loss of a loved one due to a tragic accident or mistake. At Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C., we have talked to many clients who were devastated by the untimely death of a family member. Whether the person who was lost was a child in a drunk driving crash or an elderly relative who was not cared for properly in a nursing home, the pain and grief can be overwhelming.

Construction: one of America’s most hazardous jobs

It takes great skill and strength to be a construction laborer. But while we at Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C., understand the pride one takes in a job well done, we also know that the construction field is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country today. In fact, according to CBS News, construction workers suffer the most workplace fatalities out of any other job.

Truck driver who caused accident suspected of sleep deprivation

Driving while you are sleepy in Fulton County, Georgia is never a good idea, but it can be especially dangerous for truck drivers. This is why federal regulations do not allow a truck driver to drive more than 11 hours during a shift. In some instances, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence. Being sleepy can slow reaction times and impair judgment much the same way as alcohol affects the brain.

Woman charged with DUI after deadly crash

When people in Fulton County, Georgia choose to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they may think they are only putting themselves in danger. Sadly, this just isn’t the case. Oftentimes, it is innocent motorists who pay the ultimate price of the carelessness of intoxicated drivers.

1 dead, 2 injured after car crash in Marietta

When approaching another vehicle that is traveling more slowly than you in Fulton County, it is important that you give yourself enough time to slow down instead of coming up on the vehicle quickly. Sometimes it is hard to judge just how much distance you need to slow down, so doing it as quickly as possible is essential. Drivers who are not paying attention to the road can inadvertently crash into the back of another slower moving vehicle, especially if they are moving much faster.

1 dead after wrong way driver causes 6-vehicle accident

When drivers take the wheel in Atlanta, they need to realize that a lot of responsibility sits on their shoulders. An automobile is, after all, a potentially dangerous piece of equipment. When operated carelessly, serious consequences, including death and disability, can occur. Just one bad or impaired driver has the potential to adversely affect so many lives. This is why it is so important for drivers to be vigilant while operating a motor vehicle and ensure that they have all their faculties about them while driving.

1 dead after bus and delivery truck collide in Atlanta

Those who ride the public bus system in Atlanta probably do not give too much thought to their safety. Buses are generally considered to be safe, even with the lack of seat belts. However, recent accidents have raised concern over just how safe buses are and if a seat belt requirement needs to be reevaluated.

Murdered Dunwoody man's family sues his widow for wrongful death

Wrongful death is usually termed to be the death of an individual caused by the direct actions or negligence of another that leads to a third party's loss. It's important to remember that a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil matter and is therefore separate from any criminal proceedings regarding the death of the victim. That doesn't mean, however, that someone cannot be tried in both criminal and civil court in Atlanta for the same incident. While the criminal trial is to determine the punitive actions that the state may enforce on the responsible party, the civil trial helps the deceased's family by offering compensation for the emotional and financial damages that they're suffering from.

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