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Drunk Atlanta public works employee causes fatal accident

Driving drunk in Atlanta is bad enough, but when a person is a repeat offender, that crosses the line into sheer reckless behavior. Each time a person is convicted of a DUI in Georgia, the penalties get stiffer and stiffer. This is done in order to try to get people to think about the consequences of drinking and driving. Although the consequences can be severe for repeat DUI offenders, there are some that never seem to learn. This can be hard for those who are injured as a result of a drunk driver to accept.

Head-on collision likely result of road rage incident

Incidents of road rage occur all too often on the streets of Atlanta, sometimes with devastating effects. Drivers may feel like they are anonymous inside their own vehicles and that can give them the confidence to act out in way that they may not otherwise do in a face-to-face situation.

Woman killed after car slams into her vehicle in Atlanta

Driving on the streets of Atlanta requires all of one's attention. There really is no room for distractions or impaired driving. Distractions can come in many forms including cell phones, the car's stereo, passengers and even sights along the road. These things should be limited as much as possible to lower the risk of car accidents.

Rainy conditions a factor in fatal car accident in Forsyth County

Poor weather conditions are one of the leading causes of car accidents in Atlanta. When the weather is bad, drivers are advised to slow down, pay close attention to the road conditions, and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations. The poor road conditions caused by the weather can increase the potential chances of drivers losing control of their vehicles. Those who choose to ignore that possibility are not only putting themselves at risk, but also the other drivers on the road around them. If and when accidents do occur, the results can be fatal. 

Driver under investigation in accident with multiple casualties

The damages from car accidents in Atlanta aren't always limited to just the cars. Thousands people are treated in hospital emergency rooms annually for injuries related to car accidents. Many of those injuries are severe and can even lead to the loss of life. Often, the injured aren't the ones at fault, but are instead the victims of the recklessness or bad judgment of someone else. Those responsible may not only face serious consequences, but also will have to live with the knowledge of the damages their actions caused.

Kidnapping victim in hospital after Dodge County car accident

All too often, people will act first without considering the legal and criminal consequences that can come from driving recklessly and taking other unwise actions. It’s especially sad when a child is hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence. Laws exist to hold people liable for injuring others, and also to hopefully discourage them from making irresponsible decisions in the first place. Unfortunately, these laws don’t always prevent injuries and accidents.

Distracted driving month focuses on high-tech driving dangers

With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it's a good time to bring up one of the most common ways drivers get distracted on the road today. Texting while driving, and even talking on cell phones, are major causes of car accidents in Georgia as well as the rest of the country.

Woodstock man hits and injures school crossing guard

Speeding vehicles pose a great danger to pedestrians on busy roads, especially those who work around traffic to help others cross and navigate the roads safely. Car accidents and hit-and-runs have caused countless injuries and deaths for Georgia pedestrians. The laws and criminal charges against drivers who injure pedestrians and bicyclists are steep, since pedestrians have so little defense against vehicles barreling in their direction.

Decatur woman killed by oncoming car after car accident

It can be a difficult job for law enforcement to determine who was at fault in an accident that injures or kills someone, particularly if multiple vehicles were involved. The vast majority of accidents are unintentional, but it's an unfortunate fact that if an accident was the result of driver error, the one at fault must be held accountable. When a car crash causes serious injury or death, the victims or their families will probably want to receive compensation for their medical expenses.

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