Each year an average of 873,800 people are involved in a motor vehicle crash in the state of Georgia. That number includes drivers, passengers and pedestrians and accounts for nearly one in ten people in the state. Georgia roads provide great diversity in driving conditions and rural vs. urban accident statistics are quite different. The number of accidents can be frightening but if you live in the Atlanta area it may be comforting to learn that twice as many people are killed in rural Georgia crashes every year than in the five metropolitan Atlanta counties.
The miles of two lane roads across the state are a factor that impacts the statistical differences between rural and urban accidents. If you live in the Atlanta area the numbers can be comforting but they should also serve as a point of warning to anyone who drives the rural roads. It can be difficult to reconcile the differences in population and geography but the numbers clearly show that you are much less likely to be involved in a serious accident if you live in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
While statistics can be either frightening or comforting it’s important to remember that accidents happen where ever you live. No one wants to become a statistic but if you have been in an accident it’s important to have someone on your side to help you get the compensation you deserve. Please contact the Atlanta auto accident attorneys at Robbins Law, PC today.