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Even Slight Rain Can Significantly Increase Risk of Fatal Crash, Study Says

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Winter in Middle Georgia is often the season for cold, light rain. It may not seem as dramatic as summer thunderstorms, and it rarely progresses into snow or sleet. But this light precipitation can still be incredibly dangerous when you’re out driving. In fact, according to a recent study published in the Bulletin of… Read More »

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How to Avoid Road Rage

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Earlier this year, a shocking case of road rage shook up Georgia drivers. Hannah Payne witnessed a minor crash in Clayton County. The driver who allegedly caused the crash, Kenneth Herring, remained at the scene at first but later left it in a disoriented state. Payne pursued Herring and called 911 while doing so…. Read More »

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What To Do If A Driver Flees The Scene

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There are a number of different reasons why a driver might flee the scene of an accident. Some drivers may be afraid, confused, or feel guilty about the accident. This is especially true if the person is driving without a license, he or she is uninsured, or if they are under the influence of… Read More »

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The Dangers of Spinal Cord Injuries

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At Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, we see clients with all types of personal injuries, ranging from torn ligaments to broken bones. Any injury can cause major disruptions in someone’s life, leading to time off of work, difficulties with childcare, and long-term physical therapy and pain management. But it’s especially hard to help clients through… Read More »

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Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers

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While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the never-ending drop-off and pickup schedule that comes with having kids, the alternative—a teen driver—is just as anxiety inducing. The frightening reality is that driving is dangerous, and it’s especially so for teens. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the fatal crash rate per mile… Read More »

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Rollover Accidents Still Happen

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In the 1980s, consumers became more aware that the recent popularity of light trucks, minivans and SUVs was leading to more rollover crashes. In fact, utility vehicles were more than five times as likely to be involved in a rollover accident than cars were. Manufactures have made major vehicle design improvements since then, but… Read More »

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Little-Known Driving Laws You May Not Be Aware Of

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When you first start driving, the list of road rules you need to memorize can feel overwhelming. With time, however, most become second nature. You stop before making a right on red. You signal before changing lanes. You turn on your headlights as the sun starts to set. But, chances are, there are a… Read More »

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Swerving to Miss Something Could Cause an Accident

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Nearly every driver has felt the stomach-turning lurch that comes with a near miss. Maybe another driver cut you off, a deer darted in front of your vehicle or a pedestrian crossed outside of a crosswalk. You likely made a quick judgment call—brake or swerve—and dodged whatever (or whomever) was in the road. Sometimes,… Read More »

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How Headlight Laws Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

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With shorter winter days and overcast skies, the roads light up this time of year with headlights. If you’ve ever spotted a shadowy car in the dusk—barely noticeable without lights—you know just how much a lack of headlights affects visibility. An hour later, in the pitch dark, the car might as well be invisible…. Read More »

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10 Shocking Car Accident Facts

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At Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, every case is different and every client gets individual treatment. But when you’re thinking about road safety and defensive driving, it also helps to take a broader view. Sometimes by stepping back, looking at the statistics and learning about the risks, we can better prepare for the dangers we’ll… Read More »

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