Kennesaw Personal Injury Law Blog

Nearly 5,000 trucks put out of service during Brake Safety Week

From September 16 to 22, 2018, inspectors certified by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance stopped a total of 35,080 commercial vehicles in the U.S. and Canada as a part of Brake Safety Week. The inspection spree ended in 4,955 vehicles, just over 14 percent, being put out of service for brake violations. Truckers and truck fleet owners in Georgia may want to know more details.

What Really Happens If You Are In a Slip and Fall Incident?

There are certain things that retail or grocery store staff don't like to hear. It's never a good thing when the store intercom blares: "Cleanup on aisle two! Cleanup on aisle two!" Not only does that mean an employee has to spring into action with a broom and mop, but it also means there is a hazard for customers in the store.

Vehicle Coverage: Do You Have Enough Insurance?

If you have spent any time driving around metro Atlanta you know the city has some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. Maneuvering the streets and highways in Atlanta and its suburbs can be an adventure. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 2,443,000 people were injured in accidents in 2015, with 35,092 fatalities. When someone else causes a collision, you expect the other drivers to have adequate auto insurance, but that’s not always the case. Georgia Law requires that all drivers carry auto liability insurance.

What Rights Do I have if I am Arrested While Driving?

The law is black and white.  It’s written in a way that makes it very clear to understand what you can and cannot do.  The law is also clear when it comes to the consequences if you are convicted of a crime. If you speed, you may receive a citation and have to pay a fine. If you are caught shoplifting, you will be arrested and taken to jail.

Danger on The Road: What could happen if you are involved in an accident

Traffic in Atlanta is among the worst in the country. There are days when it seems like the morning rush hour becomes the afternoon rush hour without any relief. As we all know, heavy traffic leads to accidents. Commuters in Metro Atlanta see their fair share of car accidents. When an accident occurs, typically, one driver is at fault. Whether it’s a minor fender bender or a major wreck with injuries, there will be consequences for the driver the police deem at fault. These penalties can range from a simple traffic citation to much more serious criminal charges.

What Happens in a DUI: What Can I Do if I Get Pulled Over for a DUI?

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. However, people make mistakes and DUI charges occur frequently. Receiving a DUI charge has very harsh repercussions, but that doesn’t mean that there are no steps you can take to minimize the effects that it will have on you.

How Can You Avoid a Drunk Driver?

In the Metro Atlanta area and Cobb Country, we know all too well that some times are worse than others to be out on the road. Accidents are more common during the stress of rush hour, the “tired” hours of the night, and when the weather turns foul. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving on holidays and especially during the summer months carries an additional risk: more impaired drivers.

When to Hire an Accident Attorney

Being in a car accident can be a terrible ordeal. Even a simple fender bender can result in insurance claims, whiplash injuries, doctors’ visits, and missed time at work. If you’ve been in a car accident, you may wonder if your injuries are severe enough to consult an accident attorney to protect your rights. Victims of car accidents need to consider much more than the severity of their injury when it comes to making a decision about hiring an attorney.

Drinking and Driving: How Much is .08 Percent?

The number .08 percent doesn’t sound like a big number, but when it comes to your blood alcohol content, a hundredth of a point can make a difference of whether you drive home in your own vehicle, or in handcuffs in the back of a patrol car. That little number can be all it takes to get a DUI. Everyone knows that driving under the influence is dangerous: not only are you endangering your own life and the lives of other passengers and drivers on the road, but you are putting your freedom in jeopardy.

DUI: What You Don’t Know

Did you know DUI convictions can stay on your driving record for life? If you are convicted in a court of law from operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of over 0.08% or higher, you face many penalties, including (but not limited to)
  • A suspended license for up to 1 year
  • Heavy fines
  • Fees to reinstate your license
  • 40 hours of mandatory community service work
  • Possible imprisonment
  • Completion of an accredited DUI educatio
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