What are Common Causes of Car Accidents in Atlanta?
Fulton County, GA, has the largest population per square mile of any other county in the state. It includes the cities of Alpharetta, Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Union City and a number of unincorporated communities. According to the Georgia DOT Crash Analysis, Statistics & Information Notebook 2008, 6.6 percent of all automobile accidents in Georgia occurred in Fulton County that year.
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If you've been injured or lost a treasured family member in a motor vehicle accident in Fulton County, or anywhere in Georgia, retaining Atlanta auto accident lawyers with a solid record of proven success in personal injury claims is the best way to protect your legal rights. The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., are dedicated advocates for the rights of personal injury victims and always go the extra mile to see that their clients receive the fullest compensation to which they are entitled.
Factors in Georgia Motor Vehicle Accidents
Accidents are usually just that - accidents. However, even unintentionally, negligence and other factors contribute to the cause and, ultimately, liability. Driver error, road conditions and defective design or manufacturing in automobiles all play a part in causation.
- Driver error
There is no such thing as a risk-free driver. Any driver can have momentary inattention or lapse of judgment. Risky behavior also contributes to driver error. Risky behavior includes speeding, texting while driving, cell phone conversations, improper lane changes, other traffic violations and a myriad of other things. It only takes seconds for an accident to happen.
- Road conditions
Improper design of streets and highways, poor maintenance, malfunctioning traffic signals, construction, signage, lighting, improper striping on the road's passing lanes, poorly placed trees and utility poles all contribute to accident causation.
- Product liability
Defects in the design and manufacturing of automobiles and parts can cause serious injury to those on the road.
Liability in Car Accidents
Under Georgia law, the driver responsible for the accident is liable for all injuries and damages. Further, that driver cannot make a claim for his or her own damages unless another party contributed negligence. For instance, if road conditions or product liability plays a part, the city, state or automobile manufacturer are subject to liability, and anyone sustaining injury can seek compensation from those parties.
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The high percentage of auto accidents in the state, and especially in Fulton County, has disrupted the lives of many residents and visitors, often irrevocably. If you have questions about an automobile accident that has interrupted your life, please contact The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. We make it easy for you to get in touch. You can call us at 866-249-5513 or 404-995-3955, send a case review form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.