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Labor Day Travel Results in Congested Roads, Accidents

Labor Day is the traditional end of summer, and many Americans celebrate the holiday by getting in one last trip with family or friends. All motor vehicle travel involves some risk of injury, and statistics indicate that there were thousands of accidents across the state over the Labor Day holiday last year. When car accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence, victims can often recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Our lawyers work hard to ensure that car accident victims get the compensation they deserve, and work hard to ensure that each settlement or award the secure is the highest available under Georgia law.

Georgia Officials Predict Increase in Accidents

A press release issued by the Georgia Department of Public Safety indicates that the Georgia State Highway Patrol and the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Accident Reporting Unit are jointly predicting 2,100 accidents this holiday weekend, up from the 1,930 accident reported last year. These accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons, including:

  • Speeding
  • Driver error
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Cell phone use
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Brake failure
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Failure to yield
  • Improper lane changes

Not all car accidents give victim the right to sue, so it is important for anyone affected by a Labor Day car wreck to discuss their case with an experienced Newnan car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Legal claims that arise from car accidents must be filed within a certain period of time, so it is important for victims to retain an attorney as soon as possible after an accident occurs.

Contact a Newnan personal injury attorney for a free consultation

Car accidents caused by someone else’s negligent or otherwise wrongful conduct can entitle victims to significant financial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Newnan personal injury lawyers, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia