After six years of steady declines the number of traffic fatalities increased in the first nine months of 2012. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died in auto accidents from January through September compared to 23,884 during the same period in 2011.
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 data released by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the number of traffic fatalities on state highways has fallen for the eighth consecutive year.
Georgia recorded 1,186 traffic deaths on state highways in 2013 compared to 1,199 in 2012. That is 562 less than in 2005, a reduction of 32 percent.
Not all the data was encouraging, however. The number of cyclists and pedestrians who were killed on state highways both increased. GDOT data showed that 26 cyclists were killed in 2013, up from 19 a year before. Additionally, 178 pedestrians were killed, 11 more than in 2012.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.