Georgia has updated its bicycle safety laws. Effective this month (July 2021), the updated legislation gives both drivers and cyclists new guidance as to passing a bicycle on the roadway and, for the first time, provides enforcement for violation of the law. Georgia’s “Three Feet” Law Under the original version of this law, O.C.G.A. §…

Every day in the US, about 30 people are killed in drunk-driving-related accidents. That’s about 12,000 people every year. (Source: NHTSA). According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, many of those convicted of drunk driving got behind the wheel at least 80 times before they were arrested for DUI. Even if a drunk driver loses their…

If you or a loved one are injured in an accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, there are several types of compensation available for any injuries or other losses. In Georgia, you will often see that the accident victim was awarded emotional distress damages because of their injuries. In Burrow…

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Every 32 seconds, a child under the age of 13 years is involved in a car crash. The use of child car seats and booster seats dramatically increases the chances that those children will survive and sustain less serious injuries. In light of Child Passenger Safety Week, September 20-26, here’s some information about Georgia’s child…

The Atlanta Police Department recently announced that it would no longer be responding to car accidents where no injuries are reported. This is a temporary measure, due to the coronavirus. The APD made the announcement on July 30, 2020, via social media. They wrote, “to protect the health and safety of our staff and customers,…

Most of us already know how dangerous Georgia’s summer heat can be. We know to limit our time outside on hot days, drink plenty of water, and seek cool shelter if we start feeling disoriented. But do you have a plan for the heat safety of your children and pets? Heatstroke occurs when the body…

How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted Georgia’s legal industry overall? Just in general, the coronavirus has made people aware of simple things, like how often they wash or sanitize their hands, how close they stand to people, or whether they shake hands with someone. For the legal industry, the Georgia Courts have started to implement…

With Georgia traffic slowly returning to normal, and with May being Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Burrow & Associates would like to highlight some of the state’s guidelines on safe driving. Motorcyclists need to understand Georgia’s licensing, insurance, and other requirements. It is also essential for drivers to be cautious and alert when sharing the road…

Are you looking to purchase a new vehicle? You might want to check out the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick List. IIHS is a non-profit organization funded by auto insurance companies. The group works toward reducing the number of vehicle collisions and injuries by researching and product-testing popular passenger vehicles. Earlier this…

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