Numerous Georgia car crashes are the result of someone failing to brake or braking too late. There are several reasons why a motorist may not be able to stop in time to avoid an accident. Some of the most common are human errors, such as failing to pay attention to what the driver in front is doing or following another vehicle too closely so that there is not enough time to stop even if the brakes are applied.
Accidents involving public transportation can result in serious consequences. In 2016, there were multiple accidents involving MARTA, including a fatal crash in October. Public transportation is a convenient way to get to work, go to the store or visit a friend, but bus accidents can have particularly tragic consequences because of the weight and size of busses and the number of passengers.
Georgia drivers who have heard about some of the autonomous vehicle prototypes that have hit the roadways may be interested to learn that they could change the type of claims that get filed. Because these autonomous vehicles have the ability to take driver error out of the equation, claims may shift from personal injury lawsuits to product liability claims.
In late January, a Gwinnett County Police Officer was attempting to pass another vehicle when he, apparently, lost control of his patrol car, jumped a curb and hit two teenagers. These teens were pedestrians walking along the sidewalk.
Do you know what to do if you get in a hit-and-run accident? The steps you need to take are similar to those for any other type of motor vehicle accident, so if you know those, then you are already mostly prepared. There are only a few differences you must be aware of to raise your chances of receiving the best financial outcome possible.
If you're injured by other driver, you can face large medical costs, damage to your car and lost wages at work while you recover. Unfortunately, the costs of a car accident may not end there.
Car accident deaths have been rising across the U.S., including in Georgia, according to new data from the National Safety Council. There were 1,540 reported deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents in Georgia last year, a 10 percent increase from 2015.
Young drivers take the most risks in Georgia and across the United States, according to astudy by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. However, the study found that drivers in other age groups are also guilty of dangerous behind-the-wheel behaviors.
Just yesterday, a man from Gainesville, Georgia was walking in Gwinnett County, Georgia and was hit and killed by a motor vehicle. Following the collision, the perpetrator then attempted to flee the scene but was subsequently stopped by police.
Early this morning, a driver on the wrong side of I-85 southbound hit another vehicle, resulting in at least one fatality and shutting down the freeway. This fatal crash is just the latest example of dangerous driving behaviors that can become deadly.