Wrongful Death

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Georgia Included in 5 States that Account for Most Car Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 10, 2023

A new study by an insurance company ranks Georgia as one of five states that together account for more than 40% of all auto accident wrongful deaths in the country. In the first three quarters of 2022, a total of 31,785 car accident fatalities were recorded on American roads.  As many as 37% of these […]

Stronger GDL, Rear Seat Occupant Laws Could Prevent Car Accident Wrongful Deaths in Georgia

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 4, 2023

Georgia needs to focus even harder on the safety of rear seat passengers, and enact stronger GDL or Graduated Driver Licensing laws to help prevent more deaths in auto accidents every year. That information comes from a new report by Advocates for Auto and Highway Safety.  Every year, the organization releases its annual roadmap for […]

Pedestrian Safety Efforts Are Often Stonewalled by State Agencies

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 28, 2022

State transportation agencies are often very slow to act on safety initiatives that would help minimize the number of auto accidents involving pedestrians,  especially when these initiatives would also mean slowing down traffic. That attitude which also exists in Georgia means that pedestrian safety is compromised, contributing to high numbers of pedestrian accidents. The Pew […]

Georgia Authorities Warn of Car Accident Risks over Thanksgiving

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 2, 2022

Record  numbers of motorists are expected to throng Georgia highways this Thanksgiving, and  traffic enforcement agencies are warning of a higher risk of auto accidents. This is true with all holidays, but especially with holidays that result in extended days off for many workers. All holidays of this nature see a spike in the number […]

Federal Agencies Launch Efforts to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 21, 2022

The  US Department of Transportation and a number of related federal agencies are rolling out a series of campaigns and measures to help reduce the number of auto accidents injuring and killing pedestrians every year. The  month of October is being marked as National Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month, and the Department of Transportation is spearheading […]