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Why Do Atlanta Hit-and-Run Accidents Occur?

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If you've been injured by a hit-and-run driver in Atlanta, you may wonder what kind of person could have left you injured and alone at the scene of an accident.


There are many reasons why Georgia hit-and-run accidents occur:

  • The driver failed to stop for a stop sign or at a red light.

  • The driver was on the phone or texting at the time of the accident.

  • The driver did not stop before turning right on a red light at an intersection.

  • The driver failed to yield the right of way to a person or vehicle on the road.

  • The driver was speeding.

  • The driver caused an Atlanta pedestrian accident when he didn't stop at a crosswalk.

  • The driver drove into a bike lane.

  • The driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol.


Of course, many drivers crash under the same scenarios and still stop to help their victims. So why don't all drivers stop?


Hit-and-run drivers are often worried because they know that they have broken the law. They may be drunk, high, distracted, uninsured, or unlicensed. They may be illegal immigrants. When drivers are afraid of jail time or deportation, they are more likely to run after a Georgia car crash.


If you are a hit-and-run victim in Georgia, what you do at the scene of the accident could determine whether the at-fault driver is found and made accountable for his actions. To learn more, read Atlanta auto accident lawyer Shane Smith's article, "What Do I Do After an Atlanta Hit-and-Run Accident?".

Category: Auto Accidents

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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