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Understanding Georgia Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

By Grant Law Office on June 22, 2012

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Car accidents are an all-too-common event on Georgia roads. The Georgia Department of Transportation estimates that over 2,300 Georgia residents and visitors are involved in a motor vehicle accident each day, including bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians, as well as those in cars or trucks. On average, 31 people lose their lives each day in Georgia car accidents, totaling about 11,315 people each year.

Rural roads and roads without a separation barrier between traffic going in opposite directions were the most dangerous spots in Georgia for accidents, according to a 2006 Department of Transportation study. Nearly twice as many fatal car accidents happen on rural roads as happen in major metropolitan areas like Atlanta or Savannah.

Seventy-five percent of deadly Georgia car crashes happen on roads with no barrier between opposing lanes of traffic. Only about one in four accidents occur on an interstate or other road where some distance or a barrier separates cars going in opposite directions. Intersections are also a major factor in fatal Georgia car crashes: about 25 percent of accidents, or one in four, happens at an intersection.

Car accidents can cause serious injury or even death, affecting not only the person hurt but also their family, friends, and co-workers. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the dedicated traffic accident lawyers in Atlanta at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., can help you, from filing an insurance claim to holding any negligent parties accountable in court. To learn more, call us today at (404) 995-3955 for a free, confidential consultation.

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