Car Accidents

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Statistics

No one imagines themselves being involved in a car automobile accident, but statistics show that, if you are a Georgia resident, you probably will be.  Between 1996 and 2003, the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety reported that there were nearly two and a half million crashes involving over 4.7 million drivers.  Overall, over 6.6 million people including drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists or others – were involved in a car accident during those seven years in the State of Georgia!

 

Factors that can lead to a car accident

  • Speeding
  • Intoxication by alcohol or drugs
  • Driver fatigue
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Running a stop sign/red light
  • Reckless driving
  • Driver inattention

 

Driver Inattention

Driver inattention and driver fatigue have long been major causes of car accidents.  Drivers pushing their limits have been known to fall asleep at the wheel, and eating and drinking or other activities by the driver can lead to that split-second lack of attention that so often is the cause of serious car accidents and often fatalities.

More recently, with the introduction of mobile technology such as cell phones, GPS devices, iPads and tablets, technology has been implicated in drivers momentarily losing attention as the cause of car accidents. Distractions are a major cause of car wrecks.

 

Common Injuries

Back, spine, neck and torso injuries are common, as well as broken bones, burns and traumatic brain injuries.

If you have been injured in a car accident, call the Monk Law Firm for a free consultation.  We will help you recover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and any other damages to which you are entitled.  We only get paid if we make a recovery in your behalf.  We are here to help.