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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.

Do brain injuries cause emotional issues?

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. 

The connection between your injury and your mental health

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. 

How can you encourage speech development after a TBI

When someone you love has been the victim of a serious car accident in Georgia that has left them with a traumatic brain injury, chances are you have spent considerable time thinking of ways that you can help him or her to heal and recover. One of the aspects of your family member's function that may have been impaired is his or her ability to speak and communicate with those around them. 

What are some common risks for customers in retail stores?

When you go shopping in a store in Georgia, an injury is not probably something you expect to get. However, for many people, this is exactly what happens. It is essential to understand the risks a retail store may pose to your safety before you ever step a foot inside. This can help to keep you and whoever is with you safe when you are shopping.

Mother files lawsuit against dog owner after airport attack

At times it is difficult to balance the needs of people who rely on emotional support animals in areas such as Georgia and the safety of those around them. The Portland International Airport in Oregon has recently had to revise its regulations in regard to ESAs in an attempt to strike a better balance after an incident in December 2017 in which an emotional support pit bull allegedly attacked a 5-year-old girl. The girl's mother recently filed a lawsuit against the company that manages the airport, the dog's owner and the airline on which she was traveling, seeking damages in the amount of $1.1 million.

What do you need to know about attractive nuisances?

It seems like a funny term, but an attractive nuisance is no laughing matter, especially when it concerns your child. You and other Georgia residents need to understand this legal issue, both for your children’s protection and your own potential liability.

Georgia considers non-use of car seats "worst type of misuse"

Georgia, like all other 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, has strict car seat laws in place to protect the young and vulnerable in the event of a car crash. Though the laws vary from state to state, each state has specific criteria for certain age groups and children of specific weight and height.

Drunk driving fatalities in Georgia

As the holiday season is in full swing, many people in Georgia are out and about on their way to or from various parties and celebrations. These events may provide a lot of joy for most people but they also open up more opportunities for drivers to make the negligent choice to get behind the wheel of their vehicles after drinking alcohol instead of finding alternative methods of transportation. 

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