Summer has passed and the holidays are approaching. Holiday celebrations are much-anticipated events to gather with family and friends and have a good time. Halloween costume parties, Thanksgiving/Harvest parties, Christmas and the New Year are busy times for celebrations and having fun. Unfortunately, they are also busy times for drunk driving accidents.
Texting and driving is an incredibly dangerous habit that contributes to a large percentage of motor vehicle accidents in Georgia and across the United States. Looking at a cell phone for even five seconds is an enough time to miss hazards. While a driver is focused on reading or replying to a text, the cognitive processes involved are not being used to concentrate on the road.
Have you taken the time to count the cost of your car accident? It can be difficult to focus on your financial situation right after a crash. However, if you don’t start thinking about the ways that your injuries will impact your bank balance, crippling debt can creep up on you rather quickly. There are countless ways that a car accident can negatively affect your finances. If you were not at fault in the accident, it may be time to consider seeking compensation. Continue reading.
When it comes to alcohol-related accidents, every state handles liability differently. While a claim can be made against a drunk driver that has caused an accident, for instance, a separate claim can be established against the bar or liquor store that provided or sold alcohol to the intoxicated driver prior to the crash. A Dram Shop Law allows this type of claim in South Carolina, as explained by NOLO. Even so, there is not a specific statute for a dram shop claim in the state. These claims have been authorized through the years from decisions handed down by South Carolina’s Supreme Court. Continue reading.
With the hope that more lives will be spared across the state, several South Carolina residents have joined the fight against texting and driving, pushing for stricter laws and fines that are enforceable. Perhaps a greater awareness of the consequences associated with texting and driving is necessary. For the 6 million young people at “DoSomething” that are striving to make a positive change, there are a few sobering facts that we all need to learn. Continue reading.
Without question, if you’re involved in a serious car accident, it’s a no-brainer—the police are notified and an insurance company will be involved. Yet, when a minor accident occurs, you might not know what to do. For instance, suppose you are in a bump up in a parking lot. There’s minimal damage to the vehicles involved, and there doesn’t appear to be any major injuries. Is a minor fender bender reason enough to call the police? Continue reading.