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Georgia among the Country’s Highest Auto Crash Rates for Older Adults

A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died and many more were injured in 2012 auto accidents from January through September. Being prepared before an accident can enable a victim to obtain all the necessary information that will be helpful to their case.

 

Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.

 

According to a report from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety fatal auto accident rates in Georgia are almost twice as high for drivers 64 years of age and older compared to younger drivers. Georgia consistently ranks nationally within the top 10 for traffic accidents involving older drivers.

 

National data shows that 4.5 percent of auto accidents involving older drivers are fatal. This rate is more double than the rate for drivers between 16 and 24 years old. Additionally, older drivers are more likely to sustain serious or fatal injuries when they are in accidents because they are not as healthy and may be frailer than younger drivers.

 

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto  accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia