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Distracted driving is on the rise, and as a result, so are the number of traffic accidents.

“Often, if you look past the surface of what seems to be noticeable after a wreck, whether it is between two cars, or a semi and another vehicle, you will find evidence of a cell phone, or smart phone in use. That is what happened in this reported case,” explained Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law in Georgia.

This two vehicle crash involved a pickup truck and a semi-truck. One of the vehicles was heading east on the road, and the other south on the parallel road, when they met in the intersection. The police were not able to determine which vehicle was heading in which direction, as the impact skewed everything around and left vehicles every which way on the side of the road. The scene was a complete mess of twisted steel, radiator fluid, busted windshield glass and torn rubber.

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Nasty case generates a lot of dissention in the community.

Wrongful death lawsuits may, literally, involve anyone, even members of the clergy,” said Stephen Ozcomert, a lawyer practicing personal injury, accidents and malpractice law in Atlanta, Georgia.

In this case, a father shot his son to death in what he claimed was self-defense. The man’s son developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of being abused by two priests when he was 13-years-old, “a violation that shattered the boy’s trust in others and drove him to rage and depression. He attempted to commit suicide as an adult,” said Ozcomert.

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Following too close on the highway is obviously a terrible idea. In this case, both truckers involved in this crash were charged.

“These two rigs were on the highway, one of them carrying a heavy load of steel beams and the other carrying an unknown cargo, when the unthinkable happened. The trucker hauling steel beams lost control of his rig on snow covered roads. He skidded sideways across the highway and promptly jackknifed,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, an injury lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law.

The truck crashed, and the semi ended up blocking all westbound lanes on the highway – not an ideal position to be in, to say the least. Then, to compound the problem, the second rig happened along, and although the trucker supposedly tried evasive maneuvers, he was not able to avoid ramming into the jackknifed rig. The force of the impact snapped the restraints on the steel beam load and they tumbled off the truck, scattering across the westbound lanes of the highway.

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No one could figure out why this fatal motorcycle accident happened. The biker swerved off the road and hit a ditch.

“Even though the biker in this fatality was alive when emergency response crews got to him, he died within minutes after reaching hospital,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, an injury lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. At the scene, police and accident reconstructionists were trying to piece together how the accident happened.

The police had trouble finding anything that could definitely provide a reason as to why the biker went off the road. They know he lost control of the motorcycle, but not why he lost control. In fact, this case has far more questions than it has answers. Some of those questions need to be answered in order to determine if the biker’s family can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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It is not rocket science to figure out that bikers will suffer horrendous injuries or death, if they are involved in a wreck. The lack of protection is the main reason.

“If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and actually walked away, albeit in rough shape, don’t think twice about hiring an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with experience to help you get compensation for your injuries. You have rights and those rights need to be protected. Most of all, you have the right to claim for compensation for your injuries, more so if your injuries were catastrophic and your life will never be the same again,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, an injury lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law.

Not all personal injury lawyers specialize in or even handle motorcycle accidents, and this is why anyone needing assistance to file a personal injury lawsuit needs to make sure their choice of lawyer can handle this type of case.

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Modern medicine is not always as modern as one may think. These days, doctors may make use of an ancient healing method, not for the squeamish.

“When you land in hospital after a motorcycle accident, you may be very surprised to find that leeches could be used to help you heal. Yes, leeches, the things you typically recoil from when you see them on a swimmer coming out of the water. Call them blood suckers if you will, but their use in modern medicine is guaranteed thanks to their unique properties,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, an injury lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law.

Consider the case of Jamie Doe, (not his real name), who had to lay his motorcycle down to avoid hitting a car that had abruptly turned in front of him. He had nowhere else to go to avoid the collision, but his quick thinking minimized what could have been an even worse accident. As it was, he sustained several broken ribs and severe road rash on his arms, and his right foot suffered serious damage from being dragged on the asphalt.

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Big rigs tend to attract a lot of attention. Unfortunately, much of it is the result of them being in yet another horrendous wreck.

This wrongful death case captured the attention of a lot of people when it happened in 2006. Four were brutally killed on the highway after they had stopped to avoid another accident that had taken place. The driver of the big rig that was behind the woman never saw the line of other vehicles stopped to wait to get the all clear signal from the police before proceeding.

The result of this accident, when the rig plowed into the line of waiting cars, was the death of four people who never knew what hit them. The wrongful death lawsuit in that case ultimately settled for $35.25 million, including damages and compensation. And the driver? The driver was tried on four counts of second-degree manslaughter and found not guilty.

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Big rigs virtually dominate American highways. Unfortunately, they also dominate in accident statistics.

Driving these days is not like it used to be. There are way more large trucks on the highways than there ever were. They are what keeps our nation moving by transporting goods that let us live the lives we have become accustomed to having. However, when one of those rigs goes haywire, the consequences are never pleasant.

Consider the case of a woman who met her death in a very bizarre fashion; in between two semis, like the filling in a macabre sandwich. She was stopped at a red light one cold and foggy morning. In front of her was one 18-wheeler and behind her was a second big rig making its way to the light. The woman expected that the second rig would stop. It did stop, but only after it plowed into the back end of her car, driving it under the truck in front of her. She was killed on impact, leaving behind six young children.

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Suddenly losing a family member is horrific. Often families are left in dire financial straits as a result.

For families who have lost a loved one due to a sudden and unexpected accident, they have more to deal with than just the death. Often, the whole family is thrown into economic chaos and faces a highly uncertain future with the lack of funds they deal with after the death. Wrongful death lawsuits are a way to obtain compensation to allow the family to survive financially for the future.

Unfortunately, there are a good number of people who view wrongful death lawsuits as being revenge. This could not be further from the truth. Wrongful death lawsuits are about recovering the deceased’s economic potential that, but for the negligence of another, was cut short, leaving a family up in the air.

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Surviving a truck accident is not always easy. Often, there are serious injuries, many that involve a victim’s back.

“By far, the most common injury in a truck accident is a back injury. They have the potential to be catastrophic, since the back is our major foundation and any injury to the spinal cord may turn out to be devastating. In particular, spinal injuries and herniated discs are injuries that can alter a person’s life for good,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, who handles personal injury cases, accidents, and malpractice law in Atlanta, Georgia.

The back is what holds people up, their foundation. It is vital to one’s overall health and physical wellness. As many people with back injuries can attest, back problems usually lead to other health issues. This is why injury to the spine is considered to be one of the worst things anyone can sustain. Without back mobility, the rest of the body just does not cooperate.

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