Automobile Accidents occur every single day, and the majority of these crashes will be caused by human error. Some accidents are minor, while many others cause severe injuries and damages to those involved.
Very few of the accidents that occur in Georgia are blameless.
In most cases, one or more of the drivers will be at fault for either causing the accident to occur or creating a scenario where the accident becomes more severe than it would have been.
If you were involved in a car crash, it might not be your fault, and you should not be held responsible especially if you believe your accident was caused by a negligent driver.
Below is a list of The Main Causes of Auto Accidents in Georgia.
Probably one of the main reasons car accidents occur is due to distracted driving.
Distracted driving includes any activity that diverts the driver's attention away from the road and onto something else, for example:
- talking on the phone
- applying make-up
- using a GPS device
- changing the radio station
- talking to passengers
- taking pictures
- looking at scenery
Distracted driving has become a much larger threat throughout recent years, during the rise in the use of technology and smartphone devices.
People are constantly using multiple forms of social media, always feeling the need to be connected at all times.
It goes without saying that cell phones are a major distraction when driving, and even looking down at your phone for 2 seconds can be long enough to cause a severe accident to occur.
Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous causes of car accidents and may even be the most deadly.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious threat to other motor vehicle drivers as well as yourself. Often when a drunk driver hits another vehicle, the outcome is fatal for one or more of the victims.
Even small amounts of alcohol can still cause impaired driving skills which can lead to a severe accident. It is best not to drive at all even if you believe you are okay after one glass of wine or beer.
There are so many options for transportation in this day and age, that when a drunk driving accident occurs, there is no excuse.
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Speeding is the cause for many car accidents and does not just mean exceeding the posted speed limit.
Often drivers do not adapt their speed to face the weather conditions. Just because the speed limit is 65 does not mean that it is an acceptable speed if there is fog, rain, or ice on the road.
It is much harder to avoid an accident if you are driving 65 miles per hour on the highway and you start to hydroplane because of the rainwater on the road.
Speeding to get somewhere on time is all too common as well, but causing an accident will more than likely make you miss whatever it is that you were rushing towards, so it makes more sense to be late than to miss out entirely and have a huge disaster to take care of.
Teenagers are probably the most inexperienced drivers for the simple fact that they have not been driving for long. Inexperience can greatly affect a driver's ability to be able to react to certain situations which can lead to an accident.
Also, teenage drivers tend to engage in unsafe driving practices, such as speeding or drinking and driving. Teenage drivers who have passengers in their vehicle are often too concerned about what everyone else is saying or doing that they do not pay proper attention to the road.
Running red lights often occurs when people think there is nobody else around, if they think they can beat the yellow light, or if they are distracted by something else they may not even realize that the light has turned red.
Running a stop sign happens when a person neglects to pay attention to the stop sign or because they just simply ignore that it's there and plow ahead.
In both circumstances, a severe accident can occur, especially if someone accelerates their speed to make it through the intersection quickly.
What Should I do if I am Hit by a Negligent Driver?
If you were involved in a Car Accident in Georgia, and believe it was caused by a negligent driver, you will need to contact a Personal Injury Attorney to protect your legal rights and help you receive the compensation that you deserve for your losses.
When someone neglects their duty as a driver and causes you to suffer injury or loss, you should not be held responsible for that person's careless actions.
The Roth Firm Attorneys specialize in representing those who have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence.
Our Lawyers have over 30 years of experience helping the injured receive the compensation that they deserve for their injuries, damages, pain, and suffering.
If you were hurt in a car accident in Georgia, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney for free legal advice.
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