There are on average around 130,000 injuries and 1,200 fatalities from traffic accidents in Georgia each year, and according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Association, the deadliest interstate in America is the I-285 in Georgia. There are a number of reasons a car crash can occur, and we've compiled some of the most common to help you learn what to look out for on the road and be a safer driver.
If you have been injured in a car accident, or if you've lost a loved one in a car accident, don't hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC today at 770-888-8901 for your free personal injury consultation.
Car Accidents Caused By Driver Error
The most common causes of car crashes are due to drivers. Operating a car takes focus and care, but many drivers on the road are careless. They drive every day and have a mentality that "nothing bad will happen to me," but a car accident can occur in a matter of seconds due to something like looking at a text on your phone or running a stop sign.
Car accidents can happen because of:
- Distracted driving: When a driver takes their eyes off the road to text, eat, put on makeup, look at their GPS, or do any other activity that requires their attention be taken away from driving, it can cause a car wreck.
- Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is incredibly dangerous, as the driver's concentration ability and reaction speeds are considerably slowed.
- Reckless or aggressive driving: Many drivers are impatient or experience "road rage," which leads them to tailgate, speed, cut off other cars, run red lights, and perform other highly dangerous maneuvers.
If you have been in a major car accident that was the fault of another driver in or around Atlanta, you should call an experienced personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies will never offer you the best settlement, since their priority is not you but their bottom line. Humberto Izquierdo and his team will fight for you to obtain the maximum compensation possible in your case.
Other Causes of Car Accidents
Driver error is not the only cause of car accidents. In some cases, a wreck may occur because of road conditions, defective vehicle parts, or missing signage. In these cases, you may still have grounds to sue for compensation if your accident was not feasibly preventable by you.
For example, in 2008 GM was hit by a class action suit due to a chemical used that caused leaks and engine damage in its cars. You may also have grounds to sue for defective airbags, faulty ignition switches, or other vehicle defects shown to cause harm.
Here at the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC, we are dedicated to helping our clients recover the compensation needed to heal from their injuries and replace lost wages. Call us at 770-888-8901 to schedule a free personal injury or wrongful death consultation following a car crash. We serve clients in Marietta, Cumming, and Atlanta, Georgia.