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Your Guide to Georgia's New Hands-Free Law fi

The state’s new hands-free law, called The Hands-Free Georgia Act, took effect on July 1, 2018. Chances are that you’ve at least heard of the law even if you don’t know exactly what it mandates.

To help you better understand what is now considered illegal and to keep you on the right side of the law, we’ve put together a quick guide to what can be found on the books. Here’s what you need to know.


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A truck accident is often more serious than an accident between two passenger vehicles. The force that a truck packs means that colliding with one often causes more serious injuries to the occupants of the vehicle. Knowing why truck accidents most often occur can help keep everyone on the road safer.


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Atlanta’s highways are considered some of the most congested in the country. If you ask anyone who commutes through the city on a daily basis, they can attest to this fact. Whether you live in or near the city or are visiting on vacation, you will be sharing the roads with semi trucks, tour buses and other large vehicles. Driving near these trucks is not the same as driving near another car.

There are simple actions you can take to avoid being in a collision with a semi or causing a semi to hit someone else. Keep reading to discover more about how you can drive safely, and avoid an accident with a big rig.


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When you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit in Atlanta, you undoubtedly vet your potential attorney. There may be many things that factor into your decision making, not the least of which is their success in obtaining settlements. If that’s the case, Andrew Goldner should top your list. In a matter of three weeks, the Atlanta attorney won a total of $5.5 million in settlements.


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One of the most common causes of motorcycle versus car accidents is the left hand turn. When a driver of a vehicle turns left in front of a motorcycle, the aftermath can be devastating. Motorcycle drivers often find themselves unable to stop when vehicles make this surprise move. This is exactly what happened in Columbia County just before the holidays.


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A woman from Madison County will spend 25 years behind bars for her part in a crash that took the life of a college student in Georgia. The 32-year-old woman was sentenced to 31 years in prison. Only 25 of those years will have to be served and the remainder will be completed on probation.


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A Friday night football game ended in tragedy for four families in and near Norcross. One teenager was left seriously injured in a car accident and three others were killed. The accident is thought to have been caused primarily by speeding.

According to reports, four teenagers left Friday’s football game in a Toyota 4Runner. The driver of the Toyota is thought to have been traveling at high speeds when the vehicle came upon a slower one in the roadway. To avoid colliding with that car, the driver of the Toyota swerved and ended up traveling down an embankment.


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Patients and their families who are dealing with the after effects of Atlanta hospital negligence often feel frustrated and confused. They know they deserve some sort of compensation for their suffering, but they don’t know where to even begin the process of seeking recourse. (more…)

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When police officers make the headlines, it’s often in a bad way. The officers going above and beyond the call of duty rarely make headlines. Unfortunately, one such officer has made headlines, though not because of his actions.

According to reports, the chief of the Polk County Police was struck by a vehicle while performing a good deed. The chief was driving along Highway 278 when he saw a woman and a child walking down the road. He stopped to speak with the woman and little one and offered them a ride to where they were going.


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A report by a federal watchdog agency says that people in risk of serious injury in nursing homes within the state of Georgia may not be able to depend on the state for help. Georgia has been notoriously slow to investigate nursing homes, despite a federal mandate stating an investigation must commence within two days of a reported complaint.

An analysis released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that it took Georgia 15 or more days to send an investigator in hundreds of cases. Only the state of Tennessee had a worse track record. For its part, the state’s Department of Community Health blames job vacancies, low pay and high turnover for their slow response. A written statement details a clearing of the backlog of cases thanks to a state allocation of millions of dollars.


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