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With Less Truckers on the Road, Will More Accidents Happen?

Published on Sep 19, 2019 at 12:49 pm in Truck Accidents.

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We’ve all driven past truckers on the highway or local roads. Though you might not have realized, there has been a decline in the trucking industry this year. Over 3,000 truck drivers have lost their jobs in 2019, especially truck drivers for small businesses, as reported by Business Insider.

A whopping 640 commercial trucking companies went bankrupt in just the first half of this year, which is over triple the number from the same time last year. This fall in business was caused by many factors, as told by Business Insider, including a drop in consumer spending, cost of insurance, decline in goods shipped, and the amount of drivers being over capacity.

The Dangers of Tunnel Vision When Behind the Wheel

Published on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm in Car Accidents.

Man driving car

While driving, it’s crucial for the driver to be focused manually, cognitively, auditorily, and visually. This means that their hands are on the wheel, their mind is on the task at hand, they’re listening for possible hazards, and their eyes are alert and focused on what’s in front of them. When there are deficiencies in any one of those elements, that driver could cause an accident. Collisions in Cincinnati are particularly dangerous because of the amount of traffic on the road at any given time.

When a driver with tunnel vision operates their vehicle, they are doing so while visually impaired. They don’t have the ability to see what’s going on around them, only in front of them. When this happens, it’s easy for a crash to occur. It’s important for all drivers to understand the dangers of tunnel vision behind the wheel. This awareness can help prevent wrecks and save lives.

Congratulations to the Winner of Our Fall 2019 Scholarship!

Published on Aug 29, 2019 at 3:08 pm in Firm News.

All of the lawyers and staff members at Bey & Associates, LLC are dedicated to helping our local and nationwide communities build strong foundations that can enable us to take part in a brighter future. We decided to start a scholarship in 2017 that would give us the ability to help college students forge that strong foundation. The scholarship’s last submission period, Fall 2019, recently came to a close. We were truly humbled by the amount of applications we received as well as the exceptional high quality of every essay. All of the essays were outstanding. Choosing just one winner was difficult!

We’re pleased to announce we’ve chosen a winner.

Congratulations to Michael Lancaster of Dorchester, MA!

Michael will be attending University of Massachusetts, Boston as a graduate student in the Master of Education in School Counseling program.

Leaving the Hospital After a Car Accident: What to Expect?

Published on Jun 20, 2019 at 2:39 pm in Car Accidents.

Stethoscope on white surface

Staying in a hospital after a serious car accident is a possibility if your injuries are severe. During this time, you’ll have round the clock care and won’t have to worry about necessities like nutrition and bathing. However, when you go home, you will become responsible for these tasks again. You may be out of the hospital, but you could still need some form of care or assistance at home.

Are There Laws Against Eating While Driving?

Published on Jun 13, 2019 at 5:36 pm in Car Accidents.

Cars in fast food drive thru line

The most common distractions we think of while driving include texting, talking, and emailing. That, however, is not where the distractions stop. In 2015, an Alabama man received a ticket in Atlanta, Georgia after he was found to be eating and driving. This caused some serious debate as to what is considered distracted driving. As a result, Georgia has been in the process of reworking their distracted driving bill.

If you’re a resident of Georgia and you drive, it’s crucial to be aware of the state laws that affect how you operate behind the wheel. While there are no specific laws that ban eating while driving, Georgia’s Hands-Free law contains wording that could lead to fines if a person is found to be distracted while eating and operating a vehicle.

Am I Liable If Someone Else Driving My Car Gets Into an Accident?

Published on Jun 6, 2019 at 5:46 pm in Car Accidents.

Crashed red car facing left

Sometimes, you may have a relative or a friend who needs a mode of transportation. A common solution that may come up is you letting them borrow your car. No matter how careful your family member or friend is, accidents can and do happen. If they were at the wheel when the accident happened, then this is where you may have questions about how insurance works. This matter can be tricky and you may want an expert at your side to help you through it. Bey & Associates has skilled Atlanta car accident lawyers who have been involved in all types of cases.