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Does Whiplash Go Away on Its Own?

Published on Apr 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm in Car Accidents.

If you’ve been injured in a car wreck, one of the injuries you might be most worried about is whiplash. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries experienced after being involved in a car accident and is caused by the force of your vehicle suddenly stopping/crashing as the accident occurs. The sudden force causes your head and neck to jerk backwards/forwards in the direction of the vehicle’s momentum. These sudden jerks can cause a surprising amount of damage to the neck, back, and spine.

Whiplash is a complex injury to treat because it may appear in a somewhat delayed manner. After being in a wreck, you may feel fine initially, but as the muscles, tendons, nerves, and fragile discs in your neck begin to settle, you may find that whiplash symptoms become more severe. Whiplash can begin to show symptoms immediately after an accident or hours or even days after the event.

A Brief Guide to Georgia Car Accident Laws

Published on Mar 8, 2018 at 5:34 pm in Car Accidents.

A car accident is a harrowing experience. You’re worrying about injuries, if everyone is okay, and probably already thinking ahead to who was at fault. The accident could affect you physically, emotionally, and financially. Car insurance claims can be tricky and confusing. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you may settle too quickly and not get an adequate amount of what you’re owed.

How Often Do Police Find Hit-and-Run Drivers?

Published on Feb 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm in Car Accidents.

When you get in a car accident with someone, you expect them to stop so you can exchange names, contact information, and insurance policies. But in some cases, the other party drives away. This criminal offense is called a hit-and-run.

If you’ve been injured in a hit-and-run accident, it’s more stressful than a regular car accident because you don’t know the other party. You may worry about paying for car damages and affording medical care. But you don’t have to go through this alone.  An Atlanta hit-and-run accident lawyer from Bey & Associates can help you get compensation. We understand how difficult this situation is and will do all we can to get justice for you.

What Are the Safest Vehicles on the Road in 2018?

Published on Feb 8, 2018 at 5:17 pm in Car Accidents.

Car technology has been advancing steadily in recent years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a timeline detailing car safety features. The safety features between 2016-2025 are partially automated. They include lane keeping assistance adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assistance, and self-parking. As cars incorporate more safety features, they’re making the road safer for everyone and helping to reduce the chance of accidents occurring.

Many car accidents happen when cars drift from their lane or don’t signal that they’re moving. Speeding, driving too quickly for inclement weather conditions, and distracted driving all contribute to car accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you can get help. An Atlanta car accident lawyer from Bey & Associates will fight for you to get the compensation you need.

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Car in Georgia

Published on Jan 11, 2018 at 6:36 pm in Car Accidents.

Buying a new car marks an exciting time in your life. Your independence increases when you buy and own your car. When purchasing a new car, you should know some questions to ask the dealership before accepting any offers. When you ask these questions, you ensure that you understand what you’ll pay for and your car includes the features that you need to drive safely.

Many new cars contain advanced technology to help prevent car accidents. Whether it’s a lane change, parallel parking, or auto-braking, your car’s technologies could keep you out of a collision. When car accidents do happen, you want an experienced and trustworthy attorney at your side. The Atlanta car accident lawyers at Bey & Associates have represented car accident victims for years and helped them get compensation for their damages.

Why Aren’t People Wearing Seatbelts in Georgia?

Published on Dec 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm in Car Accidents.

One of the most effective safety features in a car is the seatbelt. They lock in place and prevent you from ejecting from your seat in the event of a car crash. We all grew up with the phrase, “Buckle up, it’s the law,” and these signs are everywhere on the road.

However, seatbelt laws change from state to state. In Georgia, people in the front seat of the car are required to wear seatbelts, but not those in the back. This allows people the opportunity to opt out of protecting themselves when they’re in a car. Unfortunately, this also means they’re at a higher risk for injury and fatality when they’re in a crash.