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 Shane Smith Law.

According to the most recent auto accident statistics compiled by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, in 2008 there were 306,367 accidents. There were 1,493 fatalities and 115,797 people were injured in these accidents. All data (accidents, fatalities and injuries) dropped between 2003 and 2008.

Other 2008 Georgia auto accident statistics:

  • Location: The largest number of fatalities (113) occurred in Fulton County, which also has the largest population per square mile. Five counties had no reported fatalities (Clay, Glascock, Quitman, Taylor, and Treutlen).
  • Geographic area: There were more auto accidents in urban counties but more fatalities in rural counties. The fatality rates in both rural and urban counties decreased from 1994 to 2008.
  • Time of day: The largest number of accident (28,342) happened between 11 a.m. and 3:59 p.m. on Fridays. The smallest number occurred between 5 a.m. and 10:59 a.m. on Mondays. Most fatalities occurred on Saturday night (9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.) and early Sunday morning (12 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.).

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer at Shane Smith Law. We can obtain the relevant evidence including police reports.

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