“car accident”

Uber, Lyft Linked to Drop in Drunk Driving Car Accident Deaths, But not Other Deaths

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 3, 2022

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are very effective in helping reduce the risk of drunk driving auto accidents, but may not be really useful in preventing other types of car accidents.  In fact, the drop in drunk driving car accident wrongful deaths could actually be offset by the deaths in other types of auto […]

How Adaptive Cruise Control Could Actually Increase Risk of Speeding Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 24, 2021

Cruise control technology allows motorists to drive at safe speeds. However, a more advanced version called adaptive cruise control could actually encourage motorists to drive at excess speeds, increasing the chances of being involved in an accident. According to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorists using adaptive cruise control often […]

Who is Liable in an Accident Caused by a Medical Emergency at the Wheel?

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | June 16, 2016

Sometimes, car accidents are the result of a driver having a medical emergency at the wheel. For instance, a driver who suffers a heart attack, stroke, or seizure may lose control of his or her vehicle, leading to a serious accident. In cases like this, can another injured driver or passenger recover damages from the […]

Discretionary Immunity and Remedies for the Motorist Injured in a Car Accident with a Police Officer

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 20, 2014

What happens when a personal injury plaintiff wants to file a claim for injurious acts committed by an on-duty police officer? Finding a remedy in such a situation has the potential to be an extremely difficult, albeit not impossible, road to traverse. Few people are aware that government officials, including police officers, enjoy a degree […]

Texting While Driving Ban Not Enough to Deter Car Accidents Stemming from Texting While Driving

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 23, 2014

Despite the fairly recent spate of Georgia laws banning texting while driving, as well as an accompanying push by mainstream media to educate consumers nationwide, motorists continue to regularly engage in the practice– either because they fail to recognize the very real risk presented by what has repeatedly been called one of the most precarious […]

Deadly Georgia Hit-and-Run Car Accident Claims Toddler’s Life

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 8, 2014

The hunt continues for the driver of a white, late model pickup truck in Georgia. Officials say the motorist is responsible for callously striking two young children in DeKalb County Saturday afternoon as they waited on the sidewalk, near the entrance of a Tucker Walmart, to cross the street with their mother. Witnesses to the […]

Driving While Drowsy to Blame for Thousands of Car Accidents Every Year

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 31, 2014

In recent years, many states, including the state of Georgia, have placed an even greater emphasis on the importance of curbing instances of distracted and drunken driving. Millions of dollars have spent on ad campaigns designed to directly target motorists to who text and drive, with one of the most noticeable campaigns being the “It […]

Father Charged in Death of Own Child in Smyrna, Georgia DUI Car Accident

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 25, 2014

Fatal car accidents occurring as the result of a motorist driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are always tragic. Just as unfortunate, is when the resulting car crash claims not only the lives of other, innocent motorists but also the lives of the inebriated motorist’s own passengers. All too often, we hear about […]

Snow Jam 2014 Culminates in Hundreds of Car Accidents, Few Injuries for the City of Atlanta

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 31, 2014

The names that people invented for this winter’s catastrophe were just about as interesting as the snow storm itself, if not more so. From now on, the 2.6 inches of snow that effectively debilitated the entire city of Atlanta, Georgia for almost three full days and caused hundreds of auto accidents will be known alternatively […]

Georgia Truck Crash Due to Possible Brake Failure Nets $3.2 Million Verdict

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 21, 2014

A jury of 12 deliberated for 12 hours before returning to the courtroom with a favorable verdict for the plaintiffs, a husband and wife from Flowery Branch, Georgia who were the unfortunate victims of a horrendous truck accident. After almost three years and countless hours of preparation, the Parks received an award in the amount […]