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Jonesboro Car Accident Lawyers

Representing Jonesboro Car Accident Victims

Jonesboro, the Clayton County seat, is located approximately 18 miles south of Atlanta. With one police officer for every 472 citizens, it is one of the safest places in the country to live. Known as the official home of Gone With the Wind, Jonesboro has thousands of visitors who are captivated by a restored plantation, historic bus tours, and the Road to Tara Museum.

Commuters making the short drive into Atlanta may run into traffic situations. Six major interstates running through the city with high-volume traffic make car accidents more likely. If you have been injured in a traffic crash, contact the Jonesboro car accident attorneys at Grant Law Office at (404) 995-3955 today.

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How Do Car Accidents Happen in Jonesboro?

Different factors can contribute to car accidents, including road conditions, weather conditions, and mechanical failure. In Jonesboro and the rest of the country, most traffic crashes are caused by some type of driver negligence. Common causes of car accidents include:

  • Distracted driving: In addition to other forms of distraction, more people than ever are texting and driving today. The number of drivers manipulating hand-held devices increased by 127% from 2012 to 2021, as stated by the National Safety Council (NSC).
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces the time a driver has to react to avoid a crash and increases the impact when a collision occurs. The faster a vehicle is traveling, the greater the likelihood of a serious or fatal accident.
  • Impaired driving: Drunk driving crashes kill approximately 36 people in the U.S. every day, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Driving under the influence of drugs is equally risky. For example, studies have shown that marijuana significantly impairs driving ability, according to NHTSA.
  • Aggressive driving: This is a combination of dangerous driving behaviors that may include speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, running red lights and stop signs, and failing to yield the right of way to other drivers. Aggressive driving puts everyone on the road at risk.
  • Negligent lane changes: Drivers who fail to signal and carefully check blind spots before changing lanes can hit other vehicles in the lane they are entering. Researchers found that approximately 57.2% of sudden, risky lane changes occur because of driver distraction in a study published by Science Direct.
  • Wrong-way driving: Drivers who are distracted, impaired, or simply unfamiliar with an area may become confused and drive in the wrong direction on a one-way road. This deadly driving error can easily result in a head-on collision with another driver or cause a multi-vehicle pileup.

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What Types of Injuries Are Likely to Occur in a Jonesboro Car Crash?

Car accidents can cause many types of injuries, ranging from minor to fatal. Some of the most serious include:

  • Fractured bones
  • Dislocations
  • Head trauma
  • Eye injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Facial fractures and lacerations
  • Internal organ damage and bleeding
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Puncture wounds (from loose objects in the vehicle)
  • Severe lacerations (from shattered glass and metal parts)
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord damage leading to paralysis
  • Severe sprains, strains, and bruising

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How Can a Jonesboro Car Accident Attorney Help?

Your best chance of recovering full compensation for car accident injuries is to have experienced Jonesboro personal injury attorneys handling your claim. You may be entitled to claim damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.

At Grant Law Office, we have been providing aggressive personal injury legal representation to clients for more than 30 years. Contact us at (404) 995-3955 to find out how we can help after a serious car accident.

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Contact us today for a free and comprehensive case evaluation.

We require no legal retainer or upfront fees,
and you pay nothing unless we prevail.

Phone: (404) 995-3955

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