Common Causes of Fatal Car Accidents
Car Accidents that Cause Fatality
\Fatal Car Accidents claim the lives of thousands of people every year and more often than not, the accident could have been avoided.
When someone you love is taken prematurely in a collision that was caused by driver negligence, not only do you suffer a tragic loss but also financial burdens.
The Personal Injury Attorneys at our Georgia Law Office represent the families who have lost someone in a fatal car accident.
The most common causes of fatal car accidents that our Georgia attorneys see include the following:
When a person makes the choice to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, their reaction time will be substantially slowed, not to mention weaving in and out of lanes, blurred vision, driving at reckless speeds, and impaired judgment. When a collision occurs because of drunk driving, the accident can be detrimental to everyone involved.
Distracted drivers are very common since the increase use of technology.
When a driver is distracted this can lead to running stop signs, red lights, swerving into other lanes, or failing to stop when traffic stops.
Distracted drivers often do not slow down at all before a collision because their attention is completely consumed by:
- talking on the phone
- programming a GPS device
- changing the radio station
- putting on make-up
- eating or drinking
When a collision occurs at accelerated speeds, the result can be tragic.
The faster someone is driving, the harder the impact when the crash occurs. The injuries that occur during a high speed collision will often end in fatality.
Adverse Weather Conditions
Weather conditions can be a contributing factor of fatal car accidents, however it is often in combination with driver negligence.
For example, people will still drive the speed limit or faster during excessive rain, which makes stopping suddenly or at all nearly impossible.
When the weather is poor, it is up to the driver to be even more cautious to avoid a collision.
Why Hire a Fatal Car Accident Attorney?
If you lost a loved one in a fatal car accident in Georgia, you will need a personal injury attorney to seek justice for your loss.
Your attorney will gather evidence and launch an investigation into the collision that took your loved one's life.
They will file a lawsuit against the negligent driver and seek to obtain compensation for:
- Funeral Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Companionship
- Medical Expenses
- Loss of Future Wages and Retirement
Trying to file a lawsuit without the help of an attorney is nearly impossible.
Insurance companies try to offer the lowest settlement possible and usually will not offer money for pain and suffering.
The Fatal Car Accident Attorneys at our Georgia Law Office dedicate their time and resources to helping you receive a favorable settlement for your losses.
We understand the grief that comes with losing someone you love, and you should not have to be financially burdened during this tragic time.
If you lost someone in a Fatal Car Accident, click on the link below for a free case review with our Georgia Attorneys.