As a parent of a Georgia teenager, you may have to adjust to sharing your car or truck with your son or daughter during the summer months. Even if you do not have kids of your own, though, you may notice the influx of teenage drivers who take to the state’s roadways once school lets out. At Fox, Chandler, Homans, Hicks & McKinnon, LLP, we recognize that, as the number of teen drivers on the roads increases, so, too, does your chance of involvement in a fatal crash.
Have you ever “zoned out” while driving down a Georgia street, road or highway? Have you ever realized with a jolt that you have no memory of driving the last few blocks or even miles? If so, you likely suffered a bout of microsleep.
When you are injured in an accident in Georgia, you may be facing a long road to recovery as you spend time regaining your strength and ability. When your recovery requires you to be immobilized for a period of time and to slowly reintroduce activity into your routine, it can be difficult to be patient. However, your commitment to allowing your body adequate time to heal is imperative to your ability to make a full recovery.
First receiving the news that you have been the victim of a traumatic brain injury after your accident in Georgia can leave you feeling defeated and anxious about what your future holds. Depending on the severity of your injury and the subsequent side effects, your life could be significantly altered and require you to relearn skills that were previously mastered. Despite the unsettling changes, you have the ability to overcome your perceived setbacks and continue to live a successful life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head injuries are associated with a wide range of physical effects, some of which may last a lifetime. Severe head injuries are also associated with serious emotional effects, and these can be extremely upsetting for friends and family of the person suffering from a brain injury. MSKTC.com explains how damage to your brain can have an impact on your emotions.
Whether your injury is the result of a car accident, a fall outside, an accident in your garage or an animal attack, the days and months afterward can be difficult as you are working to recover and allow your body to heal. At Fox, Chandler, Homans, Hicks & McKinnon, LLP, we have helped many people in Georgia in developing a case to demonstrate why they should receive compensation for their injury.