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4 Steps to Report a Work Injury

The Workers Compensation Act in Georgia provides immediate medical and income benefits for injured workers while fixing the number of benefits paid by employers.  If you are injured on a job in Georgia you are entitled to certain rights under Georgia’s worker's compensation laws. You have certain responsibilities to ensure your workers compensation claim gets processed correctly and if...
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Car Manufacturers Are Putting Kids First

Recently, there have been so many incidents where parents are forgetting their child in the car. This mistake so often leads to pediatric vehicular heatstroke (PVH). This results in heartbreaking stories and tragic endings. Car manufacturers are taking the statistics and starting to do something about it.   In 2016, General Motors released their rear seat reminder for...
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10 Common Car Seat Mistakes to Avoid

Car seats are one of the main items that keep your child safe while in the car. Although they are designed to reduce harm, there are many common mistakes that you should avoid.   Child is turned face-forward too early. Babies are safest in their car seat when they are rear-facing because their head, neck, and spine are...
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5 Car Seat Alarms That Remind Parents to Check Their Back Seat

According to the National Safety Council, on average 37 children die each year due to pediatric vehicular heatstroke (PVH). We hear the heartbreaking stories far too often about how a parent forgets their child in the car and it ends tragically. Because of the high statistics surrounding PVH, there have been many apps and other technological advances developed...
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Safety Tips for Traveling with Your Baby

September is Baby Safety Month! Below are a few important safety tips to remember when you are traveling with your children:   Always ensure that your child is properly restrained. Whether that be in a car seat or booster seat, it is so important that your babies are in their correct seat. Typically, babies will ride rear-facing until they turn...
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Tips for a Smooth Back to School Commute

With the kids going back to school, you may be struggling each morning to get them to the bus stop or to school on time. Traffic is crazy, and things just haven’t quite gone back to normal yet. They may be stuck on summer mode and mornings are a true hassle.   We’re here to bring you a...
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5 Productive Alternatives for Your Commute

When living in the Atlanta area, you become far too accustomed to long commutes to work, school, and sometimes even the grocery store. Every morning and afternoon we are hit with that dreaded feeling of having to sit in traffic for what seems like forever. Seriously, if you miss an exit there goes 30 more minutes off of...
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Torts to Courts Podcast: Georgia Goes Hands-Free Interview with Chuck McPhilamy

Torts to Courts Podcast Episode 1: Georgia Goes Hands-Free   Georgia has been hands-free for almost a month, and so many Georgia residents still aren't sure what's legal and what's not. Listen up with Torts to Courts host, Whitney Barnard, as she sits down with Chuck McPhilamy of Marietta Police for the conversation that will clear up so...
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5 Steps to Emotional Recovery After a Car Accident

  Car accidents can be scary, especially if you have never experienced one. They can also be quite traumatic, so it is important that you know how to take care of yourself afterwards. Your emotions can be all over the place, but these steps can help you recover emotionally after a crash.   1. Physical Health It can...
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How-To: Set Up Auto-Reply on iPhone

  After the Hands-Free Act went into effect, we found a few hacks that you can activate on your phone to help you further abide with the new law. One of our favorites is the “auto-reply” feature on iPhone. It’s a great built in setting that needs to be manually activated but can truly help save your life!...
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Hands-Free Amazon Products Under $20

  We've nailed down some of the best hands-free products on Amazon that won't cost you an arm and a leg, but will provide the best hands-free driving experience that you could possibly get!   1. Vent Phone Mount - $9.99 This device mounts onto your car air vent to hold your phone while you are driving.  ...
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The Personal Injury Attorney Process 101: A Guide for Millennials

  As a member of the younger generation, the idea of getting an attorney can be confusing and intimidating. We're here to help you understand the simple process!   1. Do your research. Look up reputable attorneys in your area and read the reviews. There's nothing like the recommendation of others to tell you how your experience may...
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10 Must Haves for Every Uber or Lyft Driver

  Uber and Lyft drivers are hitting the Atlanta streets by swarm. What was mostly used as transportation after a night out in Buckhead in the past, Ubers and Lyfts are now being requested at all hours of the day. This list presents a good idea of common necessities that drivers tend to need while completing a trip....
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Common Myths That Women Drivers are Tired of Hearing

With a large number of women on the roads, including our local Atlanta highways, many myths have evolved regarding women and their driving. Statistics have shown that there are currently more women that hold a driver’s license opposed to men. In recent years, the number of women that own a car has also risen. Additionally, it has been...
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5 Things Every Woman Should Know After a Car Accident

Getting into a car accident is something we all hope will never happen to us. However, with the crowded highways and streets of Atlanta, accidents happen more frequently than not. With that, we have a few important things that we want people to know when an accident does unfortunately occur.   1. Stay Calm After an accident, it's...
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What You Need to Know About the Hands-Free Act

  Whenever the Hands-Free Act was signed, it brought about many questions about what is and is not allowed. We’re here to break it down for you! Our information is straight from headsupgeorgia.com.   You can still talk on the phone while driving, but you must do so hands-free. You may use your speakerphone, Bluetooth connection, an earpiece,...
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Best Apps for Driving Hands-Free

With the new Hands-Free Georgia Act, many apps have been discovered that can help keep you safe on the road. These apps have been designed to keep drivers as hands-free as possible while driving.   Lifesaver This app blocks the ability to use your phone while driving. The app is especially handy for parents with teenage drivers because...
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Items You Need to Make Your Car Hands-Free

  With the new Hands-Free Georgia Act, there are a few essentials that everyone should have in their car to ensure that they are abiding with the law.   Car Mount A car mount will ensure that each time you are driving, you are doing so hands-free. It makes the perfect place to put your phone while in...
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Georgia Is Going Hands-Free

  In the state of Georgia, it has been illegal to text and drive for quite some time now, but the rules for talking on the phone haven’t been as strict. As of July 1st, that officially changed.   Back in May, Governor Nathan Deal signed the Hands-Free Georgia Act that puts a lot of new rules into...
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Why Is Distracted Driving So Dangerous?

Driving serves as one of the primary modes of transport, bringing us from one place to another. For those living Georgia’s busy lifestyles, sometimes car time means an opportunity to multitask – take phone calls, listen to messages, even catch a quick bite. Unfortunately, such an attitude can lead to serious accidents. Car crashes can have damaging, even...
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