Georgia is the crossroads of the South, and limited-access highways like the many interstates connecting the state are one of the best ways to get around. Highways make it easy and fast to get places around the Peach State, but safety is always a concern.
If you get into an accident here in Macon, and it was caused by another driver, you may be wondering how to make their insurance company pay for your injuries and damages.
Let's face it -- stuff happens. When it happens to you through no fault of your own, as is the case with injuries suffered from an accident involving a vehicle driven by a Lyft or Uber driver, your options to seek compensation may be rather limited.
A Georgia high school senior, aged 18, died in a one-car accident during a trip that was supposed to celebrate the start of her adult life. Seniors at the local high school were participating in the annual "senior skip day," which is a tradition in many parts of the country.
Following a motor vehicle accident, your primary concern is to get medical attention, even in a seemingly minor fender bender. The subsequent worry is how you are going to pay the medical bills and repair or replacement of your car.
Most car accidents are caused by drivers. Studies have shown that human error factors into at least 90 percent of the daily accident totals from around the United States. This is one of the arguments for the implementation of self-driving cars. The statistics show that, no matter what they may believe about their abilities, many people are not very good drivers.
In a recent year in the United States, there were more than 5.6 million car accidents. Of that total, 30,000 involved one or more fatalities, and 1.6 million left injured victims.
It did not take an ambulance crew in Georgia much time at all to respond to a deadly accident. They were driving right behind a pickup truck as it slammed directly into a passenger car. They actually saw the whole thing.