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How to File and Retrieve a Police Report After a Wreck

When a car accident occurs, police are often called to the scene to investigate the cause of the wreck and assess who was at fault. They take driver statements, gather information about the vehicles, then file the report back at their precinct. Here’s an example of what an accident report looks like. Car accidents are...

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Client Story: Hiring Gary Martin Hays & Associates Lifted a Weight Off My Shoulders

Near Alabama Road/Hwy 92 Woodstock, GA It’s early morning, a few days after Christmas, and 18-year-old Cathy is driving in a parking lot. Without warning, the front end of a heavy-duty pick-up truck slams into her Jeep on the driver’s side. The impact crushes the door and Cathy feels pain radiating from her left shoulder,...

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Has Georgia's hands-free law curbed distracted driving?

According to Bloomberg, motorists still drive distracted despite laws prohibiting it. In most cases, law enforcement isn’t available to stop drivers from glancing away from the road. In the Bloomberg article, a retired Atlanta executive recalls an incident involving distracted driving that still leaves him haunted to this day. The man says that he “broke...

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I was Injured in a crash with a rideshare driver. What are my legal options?

Rideshare companies (also known as transportation network companies), like Uber and Lyft, offer quick and convenient transportation when it is needed most. They are often touted as cheaper and more advanced alternatives to taxis in most cities across the United States. Atlanta residents rely on rideshares to get to work, medical appointments, and home after...

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Client Story: I Never Thought It Would Ever Happen to Me

Northbound I-285 Past Memorial Drive May 27 It’s Saturday, and 49-year-old Tineke is on her way home to get ready for her second job. Suddenly, a car entering the highway switches lanes, striking the passenger side and rear of Tineke’s vehicle. She loses control and veers into a ditch beside the road. The other driver...

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Is drugged driving just as prevalent as drunk driving?

Last month, we discussed the commonality of crashes caused by alcohol-impairment. In addition, we identified the point at which impairment begins, even among drivers with a legal BAC limit. Drunk driving is a major safety concern during the holiday season. We hear the public service announcements warning drivers not to drink and get behind the...

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Can Driving at a Legal BAC Level Be a Factor in an Alcohol-Related Crash?

Every day across the United States nearly 30 people, on average, are killed in crashes related to drunk driving. In 2017, approximately 10,874 people lost their lives due to drunk driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2016 alone, there were more than 368 traffic fatalities throughout the state of Georgia...

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