A car accident can have serious consequences, especially when multiple vehicles are involved. A recent six-vehicle crash in Georgia resulted in serious damage, but fortunately there were no serious injuries.
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If you are like 40 million other people in this country, you are getting ready to head out on a Thanksgiving road trip next week. During this time of year, it is very common for people to travel for the holidays, and about 90 percent of them will be doing so in a motor vehicle. This could mean that millions of people will be heading out to drive over the river and through the woods.
The aftermath of a car accident can be quite confusing, painful and chaotic. There are a lot of things that can be going on around a victim, including traffic jams, emergency responders and serious damage to vehicles that can be seen quite clearly. Because of all this, it can be difficult for accident victims to understand what may have happened to them and whether they have been seriously injured.
Getting into a car accident with a negligent driver can be very frustrating and painful. And it is not often that the dangerous and reckless behaviors of other drivers are caught on video. Often times, establishing that a driver was unsafe behind the wheel requires accident reconstruction, witness statements and even phone records to determine how a negligent driver caused a car accident.
For many years, technology companies, cellphone companies and car manufacturers have been trying to find ways of keeping drivers focused on the roads and refrain from being distracted. Some developments have been shown to be more effective than others, but none of them have been successful in stopping the dangerous trend of driving while distracted.
Drunk, distracted and reckless: We have all heard how dangerous these types of drivers can be on Georgia roads. There are marketing campaigns, educational efforts and laws passed that specifically address how unsafe these behaviors are behind the wheel, but are we overlooking another serious threat on the roads?
If you are like most people in Georgia, you use your car just about every day. People drive to work, pick the kids up from school, head out on a weekend road trip or just hop in the car to run a few errands. Most times, these trips are uneventful and motorists may not be thinking about just how seriously they can be injured in a crash.
Georgia drivers should know that it is illegal to text and drive in this state. But too many people are not motivated to change this dangerous behavior because they may think, "What's the worst that could happen, a ticket or a small fine?" But the truth is that distracted driving behavior, including texting and driving, is more dangerous than many people realize.
In recent years, we have been reading a lot about how technology is affecting the safety of people on the road in Georgia and nationwide. The tone is generally one that would suggest that as technology becomes more and more sophisticated, it also gets more distracting and complicated. That may certainly be the case when it comes to cellphones and in-car communication systems.
For some people in Atlanta, sleep medication is absolutely necessary. Whether they have some kind of bad sleep pattern or they are living with some kind of medical condition that affects their sleep, many people turn to their doctors for medicine that can either get them to sleep or to stay asleep. It makes sense, sleep is absolutely necessary for good health and happiness, but sleep medicines can also cause car accidents and serious and life-threatening injuries.