July 2015 Archives

The real reasons for cargo tank rollovers

In Georgia and around the country, the threat of a cargo tank rollover exists. There are some common beliefs about what causes rollovers, but many of them are untrue. Statistics have been compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association that explain the reasons that most trucking accidents occur. Knowing why these accidents occur makes it possible to avoid them and their often serious consequences.

Living with a spinal cord injury

The spinal cord acts as a sort of highway along which messages are transported to and from the brain to different parts of the human body. If damaged, messages carried via the nerve bundles that comprise the spinal cord aren't able to transmit past the injury site. Consequently, depending on the location and severity of damage suffered to the spinal cord, an individual will experience partial to full loss of feeling and movement below the injury impact site.

PTSD after a motor vehicle accident

When discussing motor vehicle accidents and the resulting injuries, we tend to focus on some of the more common types of physical injuries like those to the head, neck and back. Less discussed, however, are the emotional and mental injuries that you can’t see that may result from a traumatic brain injury or from trauma.

Was negligence a factor in a loved one's death?

The death of a spouse, child or other family member is often a difficult reality with which to cope. In cases where a loved one's death occurred under questionable circumstances or resulted due to another individual's actions; surviving family members may decide to take legal action.

AT&T study reveals that cellphone use among drivers is worse than we thought

The dangers associated with cellphone use while driving have been well documented. However, anti-texting laws and numerous public safety and educational campaigns appear to be widely ineffective in stopping drivers from using cellphones as a recent study by the National Safety Council estimates that "a minimum of 27 percent of crashes involve drivers talking and texting on cellphones."