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$13M verdict in fatal car accident meant to send a message

A $13 million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit over the Georgia border in Alabama was intended to send message that driving under the influence can have serious consequences, according to the attorney representing the family of a girl who was killed in 2009 car accident. Even if the defendant never pays the full compensation, "the deterrence factor is the point," the attorney said.

City of Atlanta paid out more than $3M for car wrecks in 4 years

The City of Atlanta has had to deal with nearly 730 injury and property damage claims related to car accidents since 2008. The city has settled most of the cases for a total of more than $3.27 million, a huge expense that is frequently due to police officers and other municipal employees injuring private citizens in collisions.

Teen drivers learn dangers of distracted driving in test drive

Most of us have heard many stories in the news about the serious potential consequences of distracted driving. As smart phones have become more and more common in Atlanta, we often see other motorists chatting away, texting, checking social media sites -- anything but keeping both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, where they belong. Many experts consider distracted driving to be about as dangerous as driving drunk.

2 Georgia girls hurt when student driver loses control

A student driver in Savannah caused serious injuries to two young girls as they walked home from school recently. It appears that the driver's inexperience and an overcorrection by the teen's instructor contributed to this pedestrian accident. One of the victims, 9, was in critical condition following the crash, while her friend, 8, had a badly injured leg and was having nightmares more than a week later.

Distracted Drivers are Cause for Concern in Georgia

A driver cannot concentrate on the road if he or she is using a phone, computer or navigation system while driving. Distracted driving, according to authorities, has become one of the main causes of motor vehicle accidents. Although laws have been enacted to stop people from texting while driving in Georgia, the practice still continues.

Alcohol May Have Caused Fatal Wrong-Way Atlanta Accident

Last week, two people were killed when a motorist drove in the wrong direction on Ga. 400. A 24-year-old driver started traveling south in the northbound lanes. According to a police officer on the scene, "The wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle that was traveling north on Ga. 400."

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