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3 common causes of car accidents

Imagine driving through Atlanta on your way to work. For a Monday morning, things are starting off well. You already stopped for gas and other morning necessities and are still running ahead of schedule. A few blocks away from work, the stop light turns red and you slowly bring your car to a stop just in front of the crosswalk. Unfortunately, the car behind you did not do the same. For whatever reason, the driver did not apply the brakes in time and slammed into the back of your car. Now you have to figure out how you are going to pay for the damages to your car and the medical expenses associated with your injuries. In addition, you will also have to miss work for a few days in order to sort this mess out.

The problem of police brutality isn't new

Many news stories that have shown up in the past few years have to do with police brutality. Some people don't like to call it what it is, but it is a serious problem. Police officers who abuse the power they have to make sure that laws are followed in the officer's jurisdiction are a huge problem.

What should you do if law enforcement mistreated or abused you?

Many people have this idea that anything that police do during an arrest or while a person is incarcerated is a necessary evil. That simply isn't the case. It's very easy for law enforcement to violate an accused person's civil rights or even the law while arresting someone. People who are already incarcerated can also face serious abuse, harassment and other mistreatment from law enforcement and corrections officers.

First steps you should take after a car accident

Car accidents happen every day and for multiple reasons. Whether another driver was speeding, texting, driving drunk or simply was not paying attention, there are many circumstances that can result in a car accident. Unfortunately, they also tend to happen when we least expect or at the most inopportune time. For example, imagine driving through Atlanta on your way to work on your first day at a new job when another driver runs a red light and slams into your car. Now you have a damaged car you cannot drive, some broken ribs, and whiplash. Furthermore, you are losing out on wages until your doctor clears you to return to work, but you are not 100 percent sure you will have a job to return to.

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