Blog Posts in April, 2012

Breaking Down the T-SPLOST Referendum

You may have seen the signs around- in a neighbor's yard, on a billboard, in the AJC. The Untie Atlanta posters that T-SPLOST supporters have made so common. T-SPLOST, Transportation Special ...
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Gainesville Stretch of Ga. Highway 365 Cause for Serious Car Accidents

Georgia Highway 365- a highway racked with traffic accidents caused by dangerous stretches of hidden intersections and speeding drivers. The Gainesville community who live, work, and travel in the ...
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Boating Accident Victims and The Georgia Boat Safety Act

A boat collision of two boats on Lake Lanier late Saturday night that left one man dead and one woman seriously injured, according to the Rome News-Tribune. Gwinnett County police responded to the ...
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Alcohol Could Be a Factor in a Marietta Pedestrian Accident

Alcohol Could Be a Factor in a Marietta Pedestrian Accident On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, a pedestrian accident in Marietta, Georgia, occurred when a man attempted to cross a street. According to ...
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CDC Releases New Report About Teenage Fatalities From Traffic Accidents

A new report released data examining the relationship between traffic accidents and teen deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report showed that the death rate for youths ...
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Alpharetta Car Crash Attorney: Do Roundabouts Decrease Car Crashes?

You may be driving down the street when all of a sudden you see that traffic is moving around a large circle. Congratulations, you have entered your first roundabout. For motorists in the United ...
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Will Motor Coach Companies Be Required to Make Buses Safer?

On March 2, 2007, an Atlanta bus accident occurred that killed seven people. Five years later during the same month, the Senate approved a bill that arose from this Atlanta tour bus crash. Sadly, five ...
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When Will the Streets of Atlanta Accommodate Bicyclists?

When Will the Streets of Atlanta Accommodate Bicyclists? Although many more people are cycling in Atlanta and in different Georgia communities and the bicycle is gaining popularity for commuters, ...
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Results of Unsecured and Improperly Loaded Trucks on Georgia Roads

When a truck's load is not tied down properly, cargo can fall off onto the roadway, causing harm to other motor vehicles on the road. Car accidents in Georgia and throughout the nation can occur ...
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Teen Driver Kills Teacher in Atlanta Car Accident

On Monday, March 19, 2012, a tragic Atlanta car accident occurred that killed a teacher. Police have indicated that the crash took place Monday afternoon in rush hour traffic on Camp Creek Parkway, ...
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Two Separate Car Accidents Were Caused by Speeding Police Officers

A recent AJC article detailed two car accidents caused by police officers driving at high speeds. Both police officers were en route to backup other officers and both police officers were reportedly ...
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Biker Dies in Marietta Motorcycle Accident Due to Excessive Speed

Biker Dies in Marietta Motorcycle Accident Due to Excessive Speed On Sunday, March 4, 2012, a motorcycle accident in Marietta occurred that seriously injured the motorcyclist. According to Cobb County ...
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Georgia Bicycle Accident Lawyer: Equip Children for Cycling Safely

Georgia Bicycle Accident Lawyer: Equip Children for Cycling Safely All parents want their children to get good exercise, to be safe, and to have a wonderful life full of memories. Cycling is one such ...
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Motor Vehicle Accident is One of Top Causes for Broken Ribs

A broken rib is a common injury that results from one of the bones in a person’s rib cage breaking or cracking. According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common cause of broken ribs is intense ...
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Atlanta Accident Attorney Warns Motorists of Wrong Way Drivers

It is common to turn on the news or read in the newspaper about a wrong-way driver who caused a serious Atlanta auto accident. Most people often wonder how that occurs. What causes a driver to drive ...
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New Hours-of-Service (HOS) for Commercial Truck Drivers Hope to Ensure Roadway Safety

One of the biggest problems the trucking industry faces is the lack of rule enforcement. Overworked drivers, improper truck inspections and over-weighted loads are three of the most common causes of ...
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An Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Discusses Heat Exhaustion

An Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Discusses Heat Exhaustion Motorcyclists ride in many different weather conditions, including cool, warm, and hot temperatures. Because of the wide variation of ...
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National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 Under 40 Includes Tony Kalka

Kalka & Baer’s Tony Kalka has been chosen as a new member of The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 Under 40. Selected as one of only 40 trial lawyers from the state of Georgia, Tony ...
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Distracted Driving and the Habit for Canton Drivers to Overcorrect

On our blog, we talk a lot about the dangers of distracted driving. The consequences of distracted driving can lead to car, truck or motorcycle accidents. Some of our posts have broached topics such ...
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Safety Tips for Georgia Bikers and Motorcycle Passengers Alike

Safety Tips for Georgia Bikers and Motorcycle Passengers Alike Taking a motorcycle ride with a passenger on the back of the bike may be fun, as company is always enjoyable. However, when an additional ...
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