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A car accident is an event that we all hope we will never experience. It leaves lasting effects on the lives of the individuals involved and can cause massive amounts of stress that no one wants to deal with. After the accident, it can be a long process when dealing with insurance companies, determining fault, and gaining the outcome you deserve. Overall, getting back to normal life can be a struggle.
At Brooks Injury Law, we fight for our clients that have been victims of car accidents. We will take the hassle of dealing with insurance companies off of your hands so you can focus on getting the medical treatment you need to get better. Then, we get you the settlement you need and deserve. We do everything we can to get you a result that covers your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and provides you with overall peace of mind after your accident.
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Data courtesy of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Texting, eating, doing hair or makeup, reaching for things in the back seat, etc. are all contributing factors to car crashes nationally. Any action that requires you take your eyes off the road or hands off the wheel is considered a distraction to your driving. Using your phone to text or place calls is now illegal in the state of Georgia thanks to the Hands-Free Act. This law was designed to decrease the statistics surrounded by distracted driving and car accidents. For more on the Georgia Hands-Free act, visit headsupgeorgia.com
Drunk or impaired driving is one of the leading causes of roadway accidents not only in Georgia, but all across the nation. In 2016, impaired drivers were responsible for nearly 400 car crash fatalities, according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Exceeding the speed limit is yet another common cause of car accidents on our Georgia roadways. There was a 25% increase in speed related deaths in 2016 as compared to 2014 throughout the state of Georgia.
Drowsy Driving is found most common between the hours of 9 PM and 6 AM according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA did reveal, however, that drowsy driving decreased by 3.5% in 2016 compared to the previous year.
Many roadway hazards can be created from construction zones, uneven lanes, potholes, and other debris. All of these factors can easily cause a car accident, especially if you are not prepared to encounter such hazards.