Posts Tagged ‘Automotive Accident’
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
Traffic Legislation to Prevent Personal Injuury
In October, 2009, Fox News reported that Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, has pledged a concerted effort toward ending driving distractions created by technology such as text messaging and programming a GPS. During the recent Distracted Driving Summit, one senator argued that texting is more dangerous than driving while intoxicated and is actively promoting his new bill, which is has been labeled “ALERT: Avoiding Life Endangering and Reckless Texting.” The bill strongly encourages states to ban texting while driving and proposes the consequential loss of 25% of federal highway funding if a state does not pass the bill.
Gwinnett County & Metro-Atlanta
According to Forbes.com, Atlanta ranks #1 as having the worst traffic in America – outranking historically leading cities such as Washington DC and Los Angeles. Many accidents are the result of the offending driver talking on a cell phone, sending a text message, smoking, adjusting the radio, or eating. At Hollberg & Weaver, we have represented a number of personal injury victims who have suffered from automobile collisions throughout the state of Georgia including Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Cherokee, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties.
Hollberg & Weaver: Experienced Peronal Injury Attorneys
We have handled a number of cases involving tractor trailers, personal vehicle collisions, armored car collisions, and pedestrians who have been struck. In one case, we represented a client who had suffered significant injuries from an automobile collision. We vigorously represented our client’s interests, and her case was settled for $100,000. (Neely vs. Herberner). In another instance, a driver crossed the center line of the highway and struck our client, causing numerous injuries and requiring surgery. We settled his case for $165,000. If you or someone you love has suffered personal injuries in an automobile accident, please call us today.