Automobile Accidents

Senior Drunk Driving More than Doubles Car Accident Risks

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 23, 2023

Seniors are not at a high risk of driving under the influence of alcohol, but when they do drive drunk, their risks of being involved in an auto accident increase substantially. According to the results of a new study,  when a senior driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, his chances of being […]

Georgia DDS Calls for Focus on Motorcycle Safety

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 16, 2023

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is calling for motorcyclists to wear helmets and obey traffic laws, while urging motorists to be more aware of the motorcycles they share the roads with in order to prevent motorcycle accidents. This  May, the National Safety Council is commemorating National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Georgia Department […]

Bicyclists More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in SUV Car Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 12, 2023

While bicyclists may be at risk of suffering serious personal injuries in any type of car accident, their risk of suffering fatal injuries increases significantly when they are involved in an auto accident with an SUV. Larger  vehicles like SUVs and pickup trucks have recently come under the scanner for the increased risk of serious […]

Focus on Interpersonal Relationships may Help Reduce Distracted Driving Car Accident Rates

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 8, 2023

New  studies show that at least half of all Americans admit to using a cell phone while driving, even while being aware of the risks of these behaviors.  The  study also suggests that using a more interpersonal approach that targets personal and work relationships could be key to preventing auto accidents caused by distracted driving. […]

Electric Vehicles Pose Special Car Accident Risks to Motorists and Pedestrians

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 24, 2023

With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles on our roads as  well as the expanding sizes of these vehicles, safety organizations are raising concerns about the risks involving  these heavier cars, especially the risks to motorists in other vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. The  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is reporting on the under – evaluated […]

Why Some Pedestrians are at a Higher Risk of Fatal Car Accidents Than Others

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 18, 2023

Pedestrian accident numbers have been rising around the US at an alarming rate, but some pedestrians have a much higher risk of being involved in a fatal car accident compared to others. A  new report in The Grid analyses pedestrian accident statistics as outlined by recent reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.   Preliminary […]

Breathing Exercises Could Help Heal Brain Injury in Teens

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 27, 2023

Teenagers who have suffered a concussion or a mild brain injury may benefit from breathing exercises that could help heal the injury quicker. Car accidents  are an under-estimated cause of brain injury among teenagers.  Much  of the available research  focuses on the role of sports injuries, especially those involving contact sports, in causing brain injuries […]

Heavier Trucks Could Soon be Coming to Georgia

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 17, 2023

Trucks with a heavier weight limit could soon be coming to Georgia after a bill that allows an increase on weight limits on trucks was recently passed by a state committee. Trucking  safety experts have been warning about the  dangers involved in permitting heavier trucks on Georgia highways. Such trucks take more time to stop […]

Businesses, Nonprofits Join Hands with Feds to Reduce Car Accident Wrongful Deaths

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 20, 2023

A new campaign by the federal administration sees transportation officials joining hands with major businesses as well as non profit organizations with a singular goal in mind – to reduce the number of people killed in auto accidents every year. The  burgeoning number of people being killed in car accidents in Georgia and around the […]

Passengers Must Speak up to Prevent Car Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 15, 2023

Passengers  have a big role to play in helping reduce a motorist’s risk of being involved in a car accident.   Passengers who speak up when the driver of their car is driving at excessive speeds or texting while driving can reduce their risk of being involved in a possibly serious auto accident. That  message is […]