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Are Bicycle Helmets Required in Atlanta?

By James Ponton | Bicycle Accidents, Personal Injury

Bicycles are a popular form of transportation, recreation, and exercise. Unfortunately, too many motorists in our region still fail to safely share the road with bikes. It is crucial that all cyclists take proper care to protect their own health and well-being. You may have questions about the bicycle helmet laws in Georgia. Here, our Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer provides an overview of Georgia’s bike helmet laws and explains why it is so important for every rider to wear a helm...
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Your Guide to Motorcycle Laws in Georgia

Motorcycle accidents have been on the rise in recent years. According to data from the Georgia Department of Driver Services, “motorcyclists are consistently overrepresented in traffic fatalities.” In fact, motorcyclists are ten times more likely to be killed in a crash than other drivers. As a motorcyclist, it is crucial that you know your rights and responsibilities. In this blog post, our Read More

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Public Safety Crisis: Motor Vehicle Accidents Continue to Surge

Motor vehicle wrecks have long been a leading cause of accidental injuries and accidental deaths in our country. Sadly, there is now strong evidence that indicates that the rate of serious car crashes is rising. As reported by The New York Times, traffic collisions in the United States started surging shortly after the COVID-19 outbreak—and they are showing no signs of slowing down. In this article, our Read More

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5 Things to Know About Road Rage Car Accidents in Atlanta

By James Ponton | Car Accident

Car accidents can happen for many different reasons in the Atlanta area, and most of them involve negligent motorists. To be sure, when the driver of a car, truck, or motorcycle does not drive in a reasonably safe manner, vehicle occupants and other motorists on the road can sustain serious and life-threatening injuries. One cause of car accidents that does not get discussed as often as it should is road rage. According to theRead More

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How Much Compensation Can You Recover for Pain and Suffering After a Car Accident in Atlanta?

By James Ponton | Car Accident

Serious car crashes happen daily in our region. The Georgia Department of Public Health reports that motor vehicle collisions are the second-leading cause of emergency room visits in the state. Following a major crash, you need full and fair financial compensation to pay your medical bills. Additionally, you may also be entitled to money damages for the pain and suffering you endured. 

It goes without saying that a DUI is a very serious offense - especially if it involves a collision. But what happens if you were injured as a result crash that you partially caused? Is there any way you might be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim? It might seem ridiculous for someone to receive compensation for being partially at fault for an accident, but sometimes injured individuals have few options. Faced with medical expenses, missed wages, and other damages, an insurance settlement might seem like your only remaining lifeline. 

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Can I Receive Compensation For A Car Accident I Was Partially At Fault For?

It goes without saying that a DUI is a very serious offense – especially if it involves a collision. But what happens if you were injured as a result crash that you partially caused? Is there any way you might be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim? It might seem ridiculous for someone to receive compensation for being partially at fault for an accident, but sometimes injured individuals have few options. Faced with medical expenses, missed wages, and other damages, an insurance settlement might seem like your only remaining lifeline. ...
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Types of Truck Accidents

By James Ponton | Car Accident

In almost every town, accidents occur regularly and unexpectedly. No one causes an accident willingly. Accidents differ depending on the vehicles involved and their effects.

When an accident occurs, it can change your life completely.  One time you could be traveling along the road heading to the city or your home, and within seconds, a truck hits your vehicle and leads to a fatal accident. The recovery process from such an accident could be...
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T-Bone Car Accident

By James Ponton | Car Accident

Side impact incidents, sometimes known as ‘t-bone’ car accidents, can happen in various driving scenarios. And, based on the situation, either the broadsided driver or the driver who perpetrated the broadsiding could be held liable for the mishap. Consult with an Atlanta car accident attorney for more information about demonstrating fault in T-bone car accidents.

As per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 38,000 US car accident fatalities occur annually. The road fatality rate in the United States is 12.4 deaths per 100,000 people.

Fatal car accidents can happen with a single car or with two or more cars. Whereas many people die in car...
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