Auto accident cases dominate the courtrooms that hear accident cases in Fulton County. The Georgia Office of Highway Safety reported nearly 61,000 reported car accidents in 2016 with nearly 13,000 people injured.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents
Unfortunately, auto accidents in and around Atlanta continue to be on the rise. According to Buckhead auto accident lawyers, here are some of the most common causes:
Speeding: It’s not only driving over the speed limit that causes accidents. Driving too fast for traffic or weather conditions are also forms of speeding.
Distracted driving: Distractions can include talking on a cell phone, texting while driving, using a navigational device while under way, eating, smoking or even attending to unruly children in the back seat. Distracted driving accidents continue to increase.
Drunk driving: Cognitive thinking, coordination and reaction time are all affected by alcohol and drugs. People know better than to drink and drive, but they do it anyway.
Failure to yield the right-of-way: Left turns are especially dangerous. Right-of-way violations might also include pulling into traffic from a private drive or secondary street.
Following too closely: Many drivers are in a hurry and fail to maintain a proper interval between themselves and the vehicle ahead of them. Rear-end collisions consist of about 24% of all accidents.
Don’t Try to Represent Yourself
After being injured as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, don’t try to handle matters by yourself. The opposing insurance company will have you right where it wants you. You’ll make mistakes, and if you do retain a lawyer to represent you in the future, those mistakes will stick with your case and operate to devalue it.
Rather than devaluing your case from the start, preserve its maximum value by calling our offices right away after being injured in an accident. Contact our Buckhead auto accident lawyers and arrange for a free consultation and case review at Shani O. Brooks, P.C.