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A Summary of Georgia’s Auto Insurance Laws

Published on Apr 26, 2019 at 12:47 pm in Car Accidents.

All residents of Georgia are required to carry auto insurance for their vehicles. In the event of an accident, the insurance company is there to provide compensation to handle vehicle repairs and medical bills – depending on the type of insurance a driver has. If you live in Georgia, it’s crucial to be aware of the minimum car insurance requirements, the additional types of coverage you can carry, and the consequences of neglecting to have insurance. This will ensure you get the compensation you need to recover if you’re in a collision.

When it comes to financial responsibility for a car crash, Georgia follows a fault system. This means that the driver responsible for the wreck is liable for personal injury and property damage. Typically, their insurance coverage will be looked at first to cover the financial losses associated with the accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you can seek compensation by filing a claim with your own insurance company, pursuing a claim against the other driver’s insurance company, or by filing a personal injury claim.

How Stores and Restaurants Can Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Published on Apr 4, 2019 at 1:46 pm in Premises Liability.

Owners of businesses want to provide a safe environment where their customers can enjoy what they have to offer—whether that’s food or selling goods like clothes. Customers also want to know that they’re in a safe place that’s taken care of. Unfortunately, negligence can lead to serious injuries. When a careless owner allows their place of business to become hazardous, customers can get hurt. In these situations, they can file a claim with the help of an Atlanta slip and fall lawyer from Bey & Associates.

While the owner didn’t want the accident to happen, they still need to take responsibility for their actions. However, they’ll probably want to avoid situations like this in the future. There are several ways that store and restaurant safety can be improved, making it a better environment for employees and customers. Everyone can be more at ease knowing that their safety is being prioritized and their chances of getting a terrible injury are lowered. Let’s take a look at the changes places of business can make to prevent slip and fall accidents.

Are Wrongful Deaths Civil Claims or Criminal Cases?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 1:29 pm in Wrongful Death.

Traditionally, the term wrongful death, which refers to any death that was caused by another’s actions and could have been prevented, is reserved for civil claims. In some cases, however, the single event could warrant two legal actions – a civil claim and a criminal case. Understanding the difference between the two actions and learning how one or both could benefit your family after an unexpected loss could secure a comfortable future and peace of mind.

Why Do Car Crashes Still Happen So Often?

Published on Mar 21, 2019 at 1:34 pm in Car Accidents.

While Georgia saw a steady decline in traffic accidents and related fatalities from 2006 on, a sharp increase occurred in 2015 and continued to rise. Similar patterns can be found in other southern states and all over the country. A number of safety innovations and road safety programs, like the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s evidence-based traffic safety enforcement plan, have contributed to saving thousands of lives over the years; however, impaired, distracted, and fatigued driving keeps the number of losses up.

It’s crucial for responsible drivers to actively drive and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Even the most minor distraction can change the course of a person’s life. Dealing with a crash when someone is seriously or fatally injured because of another driver’s decisions is incredibly difficult, especially when the accident should have been prevented.

With the number of technological advancements in the automotive industry, accidents rates should be going down. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to control the actions of others. While a single driver may not be able to improve crash rates on their own, if the majority of drivers are aware of why crashes are happening so often, those individuals can look out for road hazards and take precautions to avoid an accident.

5 Signs You’ve Hired the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm in Personal Injury.

When you know you need legal representation, you may feel worried about making the wrong choice. After all, they’re supposed to be the ones who are protecting your rights and getting you the justice you deserve. Picking one that isn’t going to put in the work to get you favorable results could mean you get a disappointing outcome. When you do have an attorney who puts your interests before their own, you’ll most likely get a favorable settlement that will help you with your recovery.

Bey & Associates is a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Our lawyers have the experience, skill, and passion to help our clients get the compensation they deserve. We take pride in helping those who have been wrongfully injured in Georgia. While people may be nervous about filing a claim and standing up for themselves, we’re here to support you. We’re not afraid of standing up to bigger companies or groups. If they were in the wrong, then they need to be held responsible for their actions.

How to Block the Ability to Text/Access Social Media While Driving

Published on Mar 7, 2019 at 2:47 pm in Car Accidents.

Our cell phones give us access to limitless information; however, having access behind the wheel is a serious hazard. Thousands of unsuspecting individuals are injured or killed in car accidents each year as a result of distracted drivers. A significant number of those drivers were using a cell phone to talk, text, or otherwise communicate. When the mind and eyes are focused on reading a text message, there’s no way for a driver to know what’s going on around them.

It’s critical for all drivers to be aware of the dangers of texting or accessing social media while driving. Contrary to what many people say, multitasking is not safe – especially behind the wheel. Fortunately, there are ways to block access to cell phone use while driving. Some phones have built-in applications designed to limit communication access, while other users will need to download an app to block their access.

Eliminating the temptation to pick up your phone and multitask can keep you safe and also encourage family members and friends to prioritize safety when driving. Stopping a couple people from using their cell phones while behind the wheel may seem like a minor step in the right direction, but it’s vital to remember that safety starts at home. It starts with us.