Georgia Accident And Lawsuit Attorney Legal Overview
Georgia Accident Lawsuit Lawyer Information
About 1,000 auto accidents occur on the roads of Georgia every day. On June 11, 2012, a tragic accident on Interstate 95 claimed the life of Keith Dixon, former mayor of Kingsland. His father Sammy Dixon met a similar fate when he was the Kingsland mayor in 1982. Two days later, another man was killed and his wife was airlifted to a hospital after the car they were traveling overturned at Cartersville. On June 8th, police arrested a 31-year-old woman from Loganville for failing to abide by traffic rules and vehicular homicide after a two-car accident involving her resulted in the death of an 80-year-old man. In May 2010, former NFL linebacker Nick Rogers died on the spot when the car he was driving hit a roadside pole in College Park. Supermodel Niki Taylor remained under intensive care after suffering from serious liver damage in a car accident in Atlanta in April 2011. The driver lost control of the vehicle as he was answering a call on his cell phone.
Georgia Auto Accident Statistics
- In 2009, 1,284 people were killed in Georgia auto accident fatalities. The rural areas accounted for 659 fatalities.
- According to the Crash Analysis, Statistics and Information Notebook released by Georgia’s Department of Transportation in 2008, on an average 70 vehicles were involved in traffic accidents every hour in Georgia.
- In 2008, there were 342, 534 auto accidents in Georgia, leading to 133,155 and 1,703 deaths. The number of fatalities continues to be over 1,200 every year for the last one decade.
- Passenger cars, including pick-up trucks and SUVs, accounted for the highest number of traffic crashes.
- Almost one in every 4 auto accidents resulted in injuries and fatalities.
- In 2008, on an average 5 people died on the roads every day.
- The state mileage fatality rate stands at 1.2, a sharp drop from 1.53 in 2007.
Georgia Auto Accident: County and Causes
In 2009, about 22 percent of total fatalities are reported from five metropolitan counties around Atlanta. Fulton County accounted for most number of traffic crashes and deaths followed by Dekalb, Gwinnett, Chatham, and Cobb counties.
About 46 percent of Georgia auto accidents in 2009 were due to drivers losing control over their vehicles. These accidents were triggered by over speeding, distractions or use of cell phone during driving, and drunk-driving. Failure to abide by traffic rules and red light jumping led to around 17 percent of all reported accidents. Improper lane change, vehicle failure, road-side objects, and weather conditions also played part in a number of Georgia auto accidents. One in every three accidents in 2009 involved collision between two or more cars.