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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.

Top 6 Causes of Car Accidents in Georgia

Published on Nov 30, 2017 at 6:43 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents usually have common causes that can have serious consequences. People lose their lives, sustain injuries that can affect them forever or take a long time to recover, and their vehicles can get a lot of damage that will take time and money to fix.

Typical car accident injuries are concussions, whiplash, muscle strains, and broken bones. After a car crash, people might not even know they have injuries because of the shock. Without proper medical care or awareness that they need medical care, their injuries can become more severe.

When you’re in a car accident, your whole life is put on hold. Whether you’re dealing with a physical injury that requires hospital visits to heal or mental injury that needs a mental health professional, you need time and patience to recover. But recovery can get expensive, and if you’re kept from work, you might not know how you’re going to pay for treatment. Our Atlanta car accident lawyers might be able to help you get compensation that you can use to cover those medical expenses and your pain and suffering. Bey & Associates believes in standing up for others and fighting for your rights.

2016 Traffic Fatality Totals Are the Worst They’ve Been Since 2008

Published on Nov 16, 2017 at 6:18 pm in Car Accidents.

Many people in the U.S. are losing their lives on the highway. The fatalities have increased, but the main causes of death are the same ones we’re warned about. Drunk driving, speeding, and not wearing seatbelts all contributed to the increased highway fatalities in 2016.

Other people who share the road with cars also lost their lives at a higher rate. Motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian deaths have increased more than a third since 2008.

Car accidents can be fatal or cause injuries that change your life forever. It’s frustrating when this happens because of another person’s reckless driving behavior. Your injuries could keep you from working or require weeks to recover. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to go through this alone.

What Makes Texting and Driving So Deadly?

Published on Oct 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm in Car Accidents.

We’re always using our phones for something. We check our text messages, social media, and even use phones for email. When we put away our phones, we usually worry about missing a message or notification because we want to answer it immediately.

This impulse still occurs when we drive. Many people check their phones while they drive. This takes their attention away from the road, and can lead to serious accidents.

Car accidents are sudden and traumatic. It’s terrible to learn that the person responsible for the crash was distracted, meaning if they had paid attention the crash might have not happened. But you’re not alone in this. You can seek legal action and defend your rights. The car accident lawyers at Bey & Associates understand this. We’re ready to hear your case and help you in any way we can.

How Long After a Car Wreck Can Whiplash Occur?

Published on Oct 3, 2017 at 6:59 pm in Car Accidents.

Whiplash is a type of neck injury caused by sudden backward/forward motion of the head. The abrupt motion can cause the joints, spinal discs, nerve roots, and muscles of the neck to become damaged. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that can result after a car accident and is caused by the impact of the crash itself or the resulting force of being in a vehicle that must come to a full stop within seconds.

Even minor accidents may cause whiplash if the vehicle must come to a full, sudden stop. Rear-end collisions are the most likely to cause whiplash injuries due to the extreme force that one vehicle brings with it when it collides into another. This level of force is pushed directly into the car seats which jolts any occupants’ heads forward then backward suddenly. Head rests may help lessen the jolting motion when going backwards, but by that time, most of the damage will already be dealt to the spine.

How Can Driving Defensively Prevent a Car Crash?

Published on Aug 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm in Car Accidents.

We have all heard the term “defensive driving” either as part of a driver’s education course or used by a parent when we were learning to drive for the first time.  Most of us know it simply as an encouragement to drive careful and be cautious of others.  But defensive driving is really more of a specific technique for driving a vehicle.  Practicing defensive driving skills can greatly reduce your risk of being in a dangerous car accident.

There are several key components of defensive driving, all of which encourage driver awareness and anticipation of potential dangers.  If you are already expecting the unexpected, you will be mentally prepared to take the action needed to stay safe.