Understanding what a truck driver is likely to see on a Georgia highway is crucial to keeping yourself safe. You might make assumptions about what the trucker sees that could be incorrect. If you should swerve into the truck’s blind spot, the truck driver may not see you and could collide with your vehicle.
At McCamy Phillips Tuggle & Fordham, LLP, in Georgia, we know all too well how a motor vehicle accident can devastate you and your family. The injuries you and/or your loved ones can receive may impact you for the rest of your lives.
It can happen without any warning: you are driving along Georgia roadways, you stop at an intersection or railway crossing, and all of a sudden you feel a jolt from behind as another vehicle crashes into yours. You may feel fine initially after the accident, but within 24 hours (sometimes longer) you may develop symptoms of neck stiffness and pain, shoulder tenderness or headaches that may indicate a case of whiplash.
Residents in Georgia have good reason to be frustrated by the ongoing problems related to drunk driving. Despite decades of active campaigns that raise awareness and educate people about the dangers of driving after consuming alcohol or using drugs, too many people continue to do just that. As a result, too many innocent people are injured or killed in the accidents that often ensue. This then leaves their friends and family members mourning a loss that was completely preventable.
These days, it is all but impossible to travel Georgia’s roads without encountering road construction and work zones, but for some motorists, making their way through these areas can prove difficult and dangerous. At McCamy, Phillips, Tuggle & Fordham, LLP, we recognize just how frequently work zones are a factor in car crashes, and we have assisted many clients who suffered injury after accidents that occurred in these areas.
Sometimes, Georgian drivers have no choice but to hit the road after the sun sets. However, night driving can be extremely taxing. It can also be more dangerous to drive at this time than any other time of day.
There are many things it is important for motorists to do when driving near school buses. One is to follow the rules related to stopping for buses that have their stop arms engaged.