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May 2019 Archives

New law makes Georgia medical marijuana more accessible

Medical marijuana has been legal in Georgia in some form since Gov. Nathan Deal signed Haleigh’s Hope Act into law on April 16, 2015. An even older law, passed in 1980, also legalized marijuana. But neither of these bills had practical applications to make medical marijuana widely feasible.

Keeping children safe while driving without becoming distracted

Children can be quite needy sometimes and their list of demands may seem to never end. Parents may struggle with the reality of trying to drive to their destination in Georgia while also being bombarded with requests from their offspring. Helping to keep children safe in and around vehicles without becoming distracted and losing focus, is a daily challenge for many parents and one that should be adequately planned for in order to protect everyone's safety. 

Understanding the risks of a traumatic brain injury

For many families of traumatic brain injury victims in Georgia, receiving the phone call that their loved one has been gravely injured and will have a long recovery ahead is both debilitating and incomprehensible. Depending on the severity of the injury and the accident that caused it, some TBI victims never fully recover and are left to cope with ongoing side effects of their injury. 

Urge to perform at work may increase distracted driving

Most people who live in Georgia have no doubt heard reports about how dangerous distracted driving can be. Some reports even liken distracted driving to drunk driving despite the fact that the laws against distracted driving are nowhere near as strict as those related to drunk driving. Nonetheless, it seems that putting down cell phones while behind the wheel is something many people are still not willing to do.

The link between chronic stress and car crashes

Every day, millions of Americans are struggling with high levels of stress. These challenges may be brought on by stressors in the workplace or in their personal relationships, and they may involve finances, health and many other areas of concern. Unfortunately, chronic stress can lead to other hardships in someone’s life. For example, someone who is under a great deal of stress may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle collision for a number of reasons, some of which will be explored in this post.

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