Car accidents occur every day in Atlanta. Sometimes these crashes are fatal; sometimes they lead to life-altering injuries. You can mitigate your risk of getting in an accident by familiarizing yourself with the common causes below (and taking active steps to prevent these causes).
Distracted driving: Texting, talking on the phone, arguing, eating, daydreaming, adjusting audio or other controls – all of these things are considered distractions. When motorists engage in them behind the wheel, they can dramatically increase the risk of an accident.
Speeding: Unfortunately, all the speeding laws in the country cannot prevent motorists from speeding. This extremely dangerous driving behavior makes it more difficult to control the vehicle, increases stopping time, limits the driver’s response and decision-making time and generally just makes it hazardous to drive.
Drunk driving: Intoxicated driving can very easily cause deadly accidents and severe injuries. An inebriated motorist has poor coordination, impaired decision-making, blurry vision, sleepiness, poor judgement and should not be behind the wheel.
Running red lights: Accidents at intersections are often deadly. A vehicle running a red light could be traveling at very high speeds, causing a catastrophic impact. Unfortunately, accidents caused by running a red light are not uncommon. Oftentimes the driver who is hit is wholly unable to avoid the collision because they never see the other driver coming.
Inclement weather: Accidents are easily caused by wet roads during rainstorms or other weather that causes poor traction and low visibility. You should adapt your driving to poor conditions. Try reducing your speed, increasing following distance, using your headlights and eliminating any distractions.
If you have been injured in a car crash in Atlanta or the surrounding areas, you may be entitled to compensation above and beyond any current settlement offers. The only way to know for sure is to speak to experienced accident attorney Laurie Robbins. To learn more, please call our law firm at 800-772-5555, or contact us online. We proudly advocate for full compensation for accident victims in Georgia. You may be entitled to maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.