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Know what to do after a car accident

Any kind of car accident, even a simple fender-bender, can be a strenuous and frightening experience. If the accident is a serious crash, you might have to take a bit of time to collect yourself and get a grip on the situation. Knowing what steps to take once the initial shock has faded will help you and the others involved get through the accident as calmly and efficiently as possible.

Avoid accidents in wet weather with these safety tips

On the road, drivers should always have their full attention focused on the vehicles, objects and pedestrians around them. Staying alert helps to prevent accidents and injuries that can seriously devastate the life of an individual. Unfortunately many drivers don't pay attention when the weather turns bad and don't change the way they drive to account for wet or slippery roads. This can put the danger outside of your control, but as a driver, you can drive defensively and avoid injury or even death with the following tips.

Elderly nurse seriously injured when hit by delivery truck


An auto accident can lead to major problems for people in Fulton County. Those involved can be seriously injured and face massive medical expenses with long-term issues. Certain kinds of accidents can cause more extensive damage. For example, if a person is a pedestrian and is hit by a vehicle, the injuries they suffer from will likely be more serious than if they're in another vehicle.

What are common causes and dangers of being a distracted driver?


There are enough dangers on the roads in Fulton County without having to worry about someone not paying full attention to what they're doing when operating a motor vehicle. Even with the known prevalence and dangers of being a distracted driver, there are still drivers on the road who don't realize their actions are putting others at risk. Many believe they can multitask, handling driving and other activities, and do so safely. Statistics and research indicate that they are wrong.

The importance of legal help after a car accident


For people in Fulton County who are in a car accident, there are many issues that will automatically come to the forefront right after it happens. While most people are conscientious drivers and adhere to the rules of the road, there will always be the risk of a crash. It could be due to a myriad of factors from recklessness, to drivers operating their vehicles under the influence, to negligence, to vehicles that were not properly maintained or something innocuous like the weather. Regardless of the cause, it's the effect that is the main concern.

What are the statistics for accidents due to texting and driving?


The use of smartphones is a part of contemporary society in Fulton County and across the country. Everyone is dialed in 24 hours a day and their busy schedules make it necessary to be in constant contact with friends and associates. This has led to a relatively new danger on the road causing an increasing number of crashes - texting and driving. The statistics regarding texting and driving and it causing a car accident are astounding and frightening at the same time. Injuries and fatalities are happening as a result of it.

Car accident sends elderly man to hospital with broken bones


An auto accident in Fulton County can lead to severe injuries and massive medical expenses. It can even result in fatalities. While most drivers operate their vehicles safely, there is always the chance for negligence, unfortunate circumstances or a driver under the influence to cause a car accident. Those who are seriously injured will have a great deal to consider after the crash.

Increasing number of hit-and-run accidents a growing concern


For people in Fulton County, heading out on the road has inherent dangers. While accidents can happen at any time, drivers are at least accorded some semblance of protection by being in a vehicle. For those who are pedestrians or on a bicycle, their vulnerability leaves them in danger of serious injury and even death.

Child suffers serious injury in rear-end car crash


When driving in Fulton County, it's important that drivers pay full attention to the road and surroundings. Being cautious and obeying the traffic laws is a fairly reliable way to avoid a car accident. However, there are times when an accident is unavoidable, and it happens without warning. It is in these accidents that a person can be seriously injured. Serious injury can result in long-term consequences that can affect a person's entire life. This is especially true when the injured party is a child.

Four injured in car accident involving four vehicles


When driving in Fulton County, it's imperative that drivers pay close attention to what they're doing to avoid a car accident. This is especially true when on the highway. Vehicles moving at a high rate of speed can lead to people being seriously injured or killed in a crash. When there is an accident with injuries, it can change the lives of not only the person or persons who were hurt, but their families as well.

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