According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Georgia automobile accidents have led to over 3,000 deaths in 2016 and 2017 alone. Countless accidents lead to serious and permanent injuries due. While measures like Georgia’s Hands-Free law are implemented to reduce these numbers, more drivers get on Georgia’s road’s every day and are causing auto accidents. Innocent people are injured due to negligent drivers every hour, with most injuries occurring in the Atlanta and Metro-Atlanta areas.
Fulton County, Georgia consistently ranks as the number one county for traffic deaths in Georgia. Most of these fatality crashes are caused by drunk drivers, speeding, and distracted drivers.
While not all collisions lead to bodily injury or death, but there is no doubt that any auto accident is a frightening and stressful experience. Whether it be a fender bender or a T-bone collision, emotions run high, tempers flare and adrenaline is pumping.
Many people who are seriously injured do not realize the extent of their injuries while on the accident scene. There have been cases of people with severe spinal damage foregoing medical treatment on the scene, or turning down an ambulance ride because they think they will be fine. Unfortunately, in those cases they are not fine and insurance companies prey on those types of mistakes. If you make a claim for injury against another driver’s insurance company but leave the scene of the accident on your own accord, their insurance company will take note.
At Hollingsworth Injury Law, we have seen first-hand the toll that an accident can take on you and your loved ones. Our team has experience in complex plaintiff personal injury claims as well as insurance defense experience, offering a unique advantage when dealing with insurance companies and their lawyers. Call us now to speak with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer directly!