Car Accidents

Rideshare Assaults & Arbitration

Rod discusses how rideshare companies try to avoid going to court. Backstory: In June 2021, an Uber driver shot multiple passengers of his vehicle, killing one, after a dispute in an Atlanta gas station. In 2018, an Uber Eats delivery driver shot and killed a man outside of his own home. The victim of the… read more

What is Considered Reckless Driving in Georgia?

We have all heard the term “reckless driving”, but do we really know what it means? Do we know what actions Georgia law considers reckless, or what the consequences could be if we are in an accident? Reckless driving is considered a crime, but you don’t have to break the law in order to be… read more

How Long Does It Take to Get a Police Report After A Car Accident?

Serious car accidents will undoubtedly draw police, fire, and EMT’s to the scene. In most cases, a police report will be completed as part of procedure. While this seems pretty standard, many people don’t realize that you should complete a police report even for minor accidents, or accidents causing only minor injuries. It is important… read more

Common Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury law is a set of laws known as torts. These laws allow injured persons or their families to seek compensation when someone else is responsible for the injuries. There are numerous events, actions, omissions, and behaviors that can lead to personal injury lawsuits. Below, you will find a brief description of some of… read more

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

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 is The Definition of Distracted Driving?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), auto accidents caused by distracted driving claim the lives of nine people every day across the United States. That equates to more than 3,200 deaths each year that could likely have been prevented had the distracted driver been paying attention to the road. With an… read more

How Much to Expect from a Car Accident Settlement?

Being involved in a car accident can affect nearly every aspect of your life. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may be left with significant medical bills. In some instances, these medical bills may climb as you continue to undergo treatment through your recovery. During this time, you may also face the financial… read more