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...
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Driving is getting more dangerous in the US and safer elsewhere
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Jan 7, 2023 | Car Accidents
Driving is a necessity for many Georgia residents, but with it comes the risk of getting into a car accident. Although accidents decreased during 2020 as a result of fewer people being on the road, looking at the numbers shows a concerning pattern. While many other...
Catastrophic car accident injuries
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Dec 8, 2022 | Car Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries
While all Georgia car accidents hold the potential to cause serious injuries, some of them result in catastrophic ones. These types of injuries occur suddenly and create life-altering impacts. Catastrophic injury definition More than 1500 fatalities occur in Georgia...
How driver fatigue can be dangerous
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Sep 13, 2022 | Car Accidents
When Georgia truck drivers get tired behind the wheel, they pose a great risk of danger to themselves, other drivers and pedestrians. Because of the massive size and weight of commercial semi trucks, it’s very important for truck drivers to be well-rested and alert on...
2021 saw a spike in traffic fatalities
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | May 23, 2022 | Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents
Georgia and other states experienced an uptick in car accidents in 2021. Unfortunately, the increase also resulted in more deaths from those accidents. How many people were killed in crashes? The NHTSA reported that almost 43,000 people died in car accidents in 2021....
Discuss safe driving practices with your college student
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Nov 16, 2021 | Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents
When your children go off to college, you are probably excited to see a new independent phase of their lives begin. Like most parents, though, you likely have concerns about their safety, particularly when they are behind the wheel of a car. According to the National...
How deadly are red light accidents?
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Sep 13, 2021 | Car Accidents
Drivers don't always follow fundamental traffic laws, leading to avoidable accidents on Georgia roads. While some may never go through a stop sign, they might not hesitate about running a red light. When a vehicle approaches an intersection just as the light turns...
Car accident myths that could complicate your injury claim
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Aug 16, 2021 | Car Accidents
Car accidents are major moments in the lives of injured victims. The chaos following the fact can be frustrating, and dealing with injuries is even worse. One of the biggest problems many injured Georgia residents have is knowing where to turn for financial...
Do teenagers get into more car accidents than adults?
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Jul 7, 2021 | Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury
According to the CDC, teenage drivers in Georgia are three times more likely than adult drivers to get involved in a fatal car accident. Teenage drivers have much less experience than adult drivers, making them more likely to take risks and distract themselves while...
Is hands-free driving dangerous?
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | May 6, 2021 | Car Accidents
Many Georgia drivers are familiar with the public safety commercials about cellphone usage while driving. Many people pushed the use of hands-free devices to help keep drivers focus more on the road while talking on their cellphone. In reality, studies show that this...
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