Every day, countless Georgia commuters and school students board their usual buses in order to get to their destinations. Though they are not a common occurrence, bus accidents do happen, and they can result in passengers suffering devastating injuries. Recently, a collision caused a beloved coach to be critically injured.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can happen almost anywhere. Whether you slip and fall or get into a serious car crash, any impact to your head could cause a brain injury.
In December, a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation became effective, requiring all tractor-trailers to be equipped with electronic logging devices (ELDs). An electronic logging device is installed in the cab of the truck and records the hours that a trucker is actively driving, along with other important information. These devices are expected to help enforce compliance with federal laws to reduce the risk of a serious or fatal truck accident. In Georgia and elsewhere, a tired trucker poses a serious danger to fellow motorists.
Traveling along the Georgia interstates comes with its own share of hazards, especially if one experiences a mechanical failure. The greatest danger posed to the majority of travelers is an inattentive or otherwise impaired driver. Last month, two men died in a fatal accident when another motorist failed to exercise due diligence behind the wheel.
Every day, there are reports of another serious car accident caused by a distracted driver. Georgia is now taking steps to help reduce this type of negligence behind the wheel. The rising rate of serious and fatal injuries is the catalyst behind the need for tougher regulations.
A motor vehicle accident has the potential to do much more than just disrupt your day. You may end up in the hospital for days or weeks, and need extensive, expensive treatment.
In the majority of serious car accidents, emergency medical technicians treat victims and transport them for treatment. In many cases, however, police officers are often the first on the scene of an accident involving serious personal injury. In one Georgia county, those officers are now better prepared to provide potentially life-saving services.