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Safety Tips for Atlanta Pedestrians of All Ages

Across the nation, an estimated 6,000 pedestrians are killed every year. In March 2018, the Governors Highway Safety Association listed Georgia as 16th in the nation for pedestrian deaths. Between January and June 2017, there were 92 pedestrian deaths in Georgia. A few of these deaths have become “high profile” in the Metro Atlanta area,… read more

A&H Apartments Shooting: Was Security Adequate?

An all-too-familiar subject just scrolled across my news feed: someone was shot at an apartment complex. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that a man was shot in the head at the A&H Apartments in the 600 block of Hill Street in Forest Park, Georgia. The victim’s status is unknown, and he is receiving emergency medical… read more

An Overview of the Personal Injury Claims Process in Georgia

While they may seem similar, every state has different laws and legal processes for criminal and civil cases. That includes cases related to personal injury accidents, such as auto accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice, or premises liability claims. If you have been injured in an accident and are considering filing a personal injury claim, there… read more

Truck Accident Facts for Georgia Drivers

Truck accidents are a major contributor to injuries and deaths on roadways across the United States, and Georgia is no exception. These commercial trucks – known as big-rigs, semis, and tractor-trailers – make many drivers nervous, as their size and weight are reasonably formidable. One of the best ways to reduce the likelihood of being… read more

5 Types of Motorcycle Accidents and How You Can Avoid Them

Motorcycles are a popular way to travel for millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, traveling by motorcycle can be more dangerous than other modes of transportation due to a lack of protective barriers and safety features that automobiles have. Because motorcyclists are at a greater risk of being injured or killed if an accident… read more

What are the Most Common Medical Errors?

When you seek medical treatment, you trust in the training and experience of your healthcare providers. You feel relieved that your symptoms will be addressed and that relief is just around the corner. But what happens when a healthcare provider makes a mistake? Are medical errors really a concern for patients in the United States?… read more

How Dangerous are Drunk Drivers in Georgia?

With so much attention on Georgia’s new “hands-free” laws, it may be easy to forget about other dangerous roadway activities, such as driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). At The Dixon Firm, we want Georgia drivers to be aware of all possible risks so they can take precautions. In this week’s article, “How… read more

How Common and Dangerous are Brain Injuries During Auto Accidents?

Traumatic brain injuries are unfortunately common, impacting the lives of millions of Americans every year. Many of these injuries are caused by auto accidents, and result in long-term or even lifelong challenges for the victim and his or her family. To help our readers better understand the nature and impacts of brain injuries, we offer… read more

How are Georgian’s Responding to New Hands-Free Law?

In an effort to reduce the number of auto accidents caused by distracted driving, Georgia has implemented new laws targeting drivers. House Bill 673, or the Distracted Driving Bill, set new laws related to cell phones and electronic devices. Now that the law has been in effect for a few weeks, many people are wondering… read more

What Georgian’s Need to Know About Dog Bites

Dogs have long been considered “man’s best friend”, but the fact of the matter is that dogs are animals, and that makes them unpredictable. There are a lot of misconceptions about dog bites, what contributes to bite injuries, how to treat injuries, and what varieties of dogs are most dangerous. At The Dixon Firm, we… read more