Most people in Georgia assume that every driver in the State must wear a seatbelt. That assumption was incorrect. The seatbelt law did not apply to pickup trucks. Why was that so? The answer is that lobbyists looking out for special interests as diverse as farming & construction had pushed over the years to exempt pickup trucks from this obviously good law. Whether the intentions were well meant by those who wanted the exemption, the fact is that everyone driving needs to wear a seatbelt. We have seen too many cases come into our Atlanta, Georgia personal injury lawfirm where injuries were much worse because the occupant of the vehicle did not use a seatbelt. We applaud the Georgia legislature for doing something about this issue.
May 2010 Archives
The evidence is overwhelming that the distractions of texting or talking on a cellphone while driving are extremely dangerous. Tragic stories are happening every day. This problem is now as much an issue on our roads as drunk drivers. Finally, the Georgia legislature has passed a bill that would ban texting while driving and prevent young drivers from talking on their cellphones. In our Georgia auto accident injury lawfirm we have handled numerous cases in the last few years where serious injuries or death has occurred because of cellphone distractions. These cases give rise to a claim for substantial punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages which are recoverable for injury or death.There are & will be plenty of these cases pursued by our lawfirm. We hope for the sake of all drivers that this bill will make these stories less common.