Georgia Car Accident Attorney Shane Smith Discusses Facts and Figures on Gwinnett County Car Crashes

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (DOT) CASI Report, drivers in Georgia and all over Gwinnett County face dangerous driving conditions that put themselves and their passengers at a risk that they have little control over. Consulting with a Gwinnett County car accident attorney is a good way to see what rights you have under Georgia State law.    

Even with the best defensive driving employed, sometimes negligent and reckless drivers hit innocent cars. To understand just how dangerous things are for innocent drivers going to work, going to take care of errands or taking a ride to through Gwinnett County and elsewhere in Georgia, the state DOT has compiled recent statistics that detail the number of all drivers involved in auto accidents for single years between 2000 – 2006 and over the entire 2000 – 2006 time-frame.

The following numbers are from the state’s DOT:

Year                       Total Individuals                               Rater Per 10,000 Individuals

2000                       20,963                                                   470.1

2001                       39,322                                                   843.2

2002                       53,728                                                   1,106.6

2003                       54,210                                                   1,076.9

2004                       58,098                                                   1,110.9

2005                       59,724                                                   1,101.4

2006                       61,779                                                   1,093.9

2000 – 2006         347,824                                 985.0

As one can see, every year, the number of individuals involved increased more and more. There are many factors that may have contributed to these numbers. Factors may include:

  • Unsafe motor vehicles
  • Unsafe roadways
  • Poor road conditions

While these conditions may and likely have contributed to some of the auto accidents experienced by these victims, negligent and reckless drivers are certainly responsible for a portion of these auto accidents. Your Caleb car accident lawyer can explain all of the possible ways a negligent or reckless driver may be responsible for an auto accident.    

Drivers who do not drive according to the rules of the road, accidentally or purposefully, can cause a motor vehicle crash. This can occur due to:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to observe traffic signs or signals
  • Not maintaining one’s car, which leads to an accident
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

These are just some ways that careless individuals can cause an accident and put innocent individuals in harm’s way. Surviving victims and the family of a deceased victim can benefit from speak with a Georgia car accident lawyer. The only way to determine if a personal injury claim exists and what damages may be recoverable is by consulting with a Gwinnett County car accident lawyer.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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