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Car accidents can have a devastating impact. When an accident happens, the person who caused the crash should be held responsible. However, it is important to understand exactly what it means to hold someone responsible for a motor vehicle accident. A person who causes a collision could sometimes be criminally responsible and face charges. The driver who caused the crash could also face civil liability and be held responsible for the monetary damages an accident caused to occur. There are different rules for criminal and civil liability, and car accident victims should understand these essential differences. car accidents

An Atlanta car accident lawyer can provide assistance in pursuing a civil claim for damages. A civil claim gives victims the chance to take legal action and prove a defendant was responsible for causing a crash to happen. Contact Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. today to find out more about what an attorney can do to help you make your case if you are a crash victim or if your loved one was killed in an auto accident.

Civil vs. Criminal Cases After Auto Accidents in Atlanta

Halloween is fast approaching, which means that kids and adults of all ages will be celebrating the holiday.  While halloween should mean a great time for everyone, unfortunately sometimes tragedy happens and people who are out on the holiday end up getting seriously hurt or even killed. Auto accidents, and especially pedestrian accidents, are a big risk on Halloween. Steps need to be taken to try to prevent these accidents from happening. atlanta auto accident

If an accident does occur on Halloween, accident victims and their family members need to understand how Georgia law applies to auto and pedestrian accidents. Victims could potentially pursue a claim for monetary damages for losses, but must be able to prove the other driver was to blame for the accident. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can offer assistance to victims who wish to pursue a claim for compensation.

Avoiding Atlanta Car Accidents on Halloween

Road rage is increasingly becoming a problem. In fact, KSAT recently reported on troubling data from an AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey. The survey showed the vast majority of drivers have felt road rage and many have allowed their anger to influence their driving actions. Atlanta aggressive driving accidents

When drivers act out of rage or frustration, their aggressive actions can significantly increase the risk of auto accidents. An Atlanta car accident lawyer should be consulted for help by victims of road rage accidents in order to pursue a claim for compensation for losses.

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Drowsy driving is dangerous driving, with motorists who are fatigued exhibiting many of the same impairments as drivers who are drunk. Despite the dangers, drowsy driving has only begun to be treated as a major public safety issue over the past several years. One man, however, has been on an ongoing crusade to fight drowsy driving since 1999 when his wife was killed in a drowsy driving accident. The Huffington Post has his story, and shares his decades-long effort to try to raise awareness about the risks of fatigued driving. Atlanta drowsy driving accident

The goal of the man profiled by the Huffington Post is to put a face on the abstract dangers of fatigue driving. The sad reality is, drowsy driving accidents affect people’s lives in profound ways all the time. In some cases, the drowsy driver does not just hurt or kill himself, but injures or kills other innocent people including passengers, motorists in other vehicles, or pedestrians. In situations where a fatigued driver has caused a serious or fatal crash, Atlanta drowsy driving accident lawyers should be consulted for help in making an injury claim.

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Distracted driving is the cause of a significant number of accidents, which has prompted extensive research into the dangers of operating a vehicle without 100 percent focus. Insurance Journal reported recently on a study in which researchers aimed to determine whether a “sixth sense” could lessen the risks associated with driving while texting. Researchers also aimed to determine if texting was more distracting than driving while upset or than driving while absentminded. distracted driving accident

Unfortunately, researchers found that texting drivers were far more dangerous than motorists who were coping with other distractions. Texting and driving significantly increases accident rates, which is why it is unlawful. Some motorists, however, opt to text while they are driving a car despite the risks that this behavior presents.

An experienced Atlanta distracted driving accident lawyer can provide invaluable assistance in situations where a driver has caused a collision while texting. An attorney can help victims to hold a distracted driver accountable for the consequences of any accidents he causes while not paying attention, so get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you can after a collision occurs.

Many victims of car accidents wish to pursue a claim to recover compensation for losses. If you or someone you love has been involved in a collision, you must know what has to be proved in order for you to get the money you need to move on after the crash. atlanta car accident

Determining what the law requires you to prove can be complicated, as can actually conducting investigations to discover evidence. An Atlanta car accident lawyer will help you to make your case. We can explain the law to you and our legal team can get to work on putting together a strong damage claim. Give us a call today to find out more about how we help you to fight for full compensation.

What Has to be Proved in an Atlanta Car Accident Claim?

A wrong-way accident commonly happens in situations where motorists cross a double yellow into opposing traffic or when motorists enter a highway going in the direction opposite oncoming traffic. The collisions routinely cause devastating injuries and are often fatal, both because of the magnified force of two vehicles striking head-on and because wrong-way accidents generally are high-speed collisions. Atlanta car accident prevention

When a wrong-way accident happens, an Atlanta head on collision lawyer can provide assistance to crash victims in fighting to receive compensation for losses. Unfortunately, when injuries are permanent or death results from wrong-way collisions, even full compensation can be small consolation. Prevention of wrong-way accidents is important to avoid devastating consequences, and Dayton Daily News reported recently that the development of new technologies could soon go a long way towards the prevention of many wrong-way wrecks.

Atlanta Wrong Way Wrecks Could Be Reduced By Technological Advances

In Georgia, failure to stop after causing a collision is a crime. This offense is a serious one if a driver does not stop for an accident that causes injury or death.  Victims hurt by a hit-and-run driver face the serious potential for uncompensated losses. If you are hurt in a crash with a driver who leaves the accident scene, you need to understand what your options are. car accident

An Atlanta car accident lawyer will provide you with assistance and advice on what to do after a hit-and-run happens.  Give us a call to learn about the different alternatives to consider for seeking compensation when you are hurt by a driver who does not stay at the scene of the car crash.

Options After an Atlanta Hit-and-Run Accident

In 2010, 13 percent of the U.S. population was 65 or older. Declining birth rates and the aging of the baby boomers, however, mean that a major demographic shift is coming. By 2030, more than 20 percent of the population in the United States is going to be 65 and up. The increase in the percentage of the senior population is a concern to road safety experts, as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has reported a higher rate of collisions among drivers aged 70 and up compared with drivers who are middle-aged. grandmother-646364-m

Seniors who cause motor vehicle accidents must be held accountable just as younger drivers are. If an elderly motorist makes an unsafe or careless mistake or violates the rules of the road, collision victims should speak with a car accident lawyer in Atlanta about their options for holding the senior driver accountable for crash damages. Before it gets to the point where a senior causes an accident, however, it is beneficial for the senior and his or her family members to make an informed choice about when a senior is no longer safe to drive.

When Do Seniors Present an Unacceptable Atlanta Crash Risk?

Construction picks up in Atlanta during the summer months, which means more construction workers on the roads and more detours or closed lanes.  Construction sites can be dangerous, and construction workers are not the only ones at risk. Drivers who do not know how to react to merging lanes or who are distracted by the construction may be a risk to other motorists on the road. Construction can also lead to road closures causing detours for trucks and other vehicles and increasing the chances of a crash happening on unfamiliar roads. working-701884-m

Because construction sites can be dangerous places, it is imperative drivers slow down to get through the construction zone safely. A driver who disobeys a slower speed limit set in a construction site could be subject to a large traffic ticket fine.  If a driver is disobeying the construction zone limit or is otherwise negligent, his carelessness in the construction area could be justification for a personal injury claim brought by injured workers or other victims involved in a collision.  An Atlanta car accident lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. can provide legal assistance to victims involved in construction accident cases.

Roadway Work Zones are Dangerous for Motorists and Workers