Many Georgia residents rely on one or several medications to prevent or reduce the side effects of various ailments. Prescription medications can treat many conditions, including depression, anxiety and chronic pain. Unfortunately, because these medications are so...
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Trials for new spinal injury treatment yield positive results
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | May 18, 2023 | Catastrophic Injuries, Personal Injury
Clinical trials for a neuro-spinal scaffold have brought hope to many who have suffered from severe spinal cord injuries. If you're in Georgia and were the victim of this life-changing type of injury, this may be something you'll want to know about. A scaffold that...
How to properly secure a Georgia truck
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | May 11, 2023 | Truck Accidents
Improperly loading a truck may increase the risk of an accident while traveling on a Georgia road or highway. This is because it may cause too much weight to shift to one section of the truck, which can cause it to weave, jackknife or topple over when driven at high...
Heroin Laws in Georgia
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | May 2, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Heroin is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance in Georgia. The state defines Schedule I drugs and substances with high potential for abuse that are not currently acceptable for medical use in the U.S. and are unsafe even with medical supervision. Heroin is...
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announces Roadcheck 2023
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Apr 24, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents, Truck Accidents
Nearly 23% of trucks or drivers faced penalties during Roadcheck 2022. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will conduct Roadcheck 2023 across Canada, Mexico and the United States, including Georgia. While last year’s event focused on wheel ends, the focus of this...
Warning signs of drug use in your teenager
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Apr 13, 2023 | Criminal Defense
Teen drug use is a major public health problem in Georgia. Teens today have access to a wide array of drugs, and some children are starting to use them at younger ages than you might have realized. In fact, there are children as young as 12 who are using drugs. There...
The top five U.S. cities with the most vehicle accidents
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Mar 31, 2023 | Car Accidents
Research reveals that driving on some city roads is especially dangerous. While about 39,000 people die on highways across the United States, there are some cities with more than 150,000 residents that drivers in Georgia may want to try to avoid. Memphis, Tennessee...
Heavier trucks and Georgia catastrophic accidents
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Mar 30, 2023 | Catastrophic Injuries, Truck Accidents
Heavy trucks operating at high speeds are a threat on Georgia roads. These trucks are more likely than any other vehicles to cause catastrophic accidents. Trucks are larger, heavier and more powerful than they've ever been. When you factor in things such as distracted...
DOT urged to mandate tractor-trailer speed limiters and AEBs
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Mar 20, 2023 | Truck Accidents
Truck accidents in Georgia and around the country kill thousands of people every year, but efforts to improve commercial truck safety are often thwarted by lobbying efforts carried out on behalf of the logistics industry. A recent train derailment in East Palestine,...
Rollover risk for pickup trucks and SUVs
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Mar 16, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents
Pickup trucks and SUVs are popular in Georgia for their size and versatility, but they also have a higher risk of rollover accidents compared to other vehicle types. Rollover accidents can be hazardous because they are more likely to result in serious injuries or...
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