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Until recently, the total number of auto accident fatalities in the United States had been trending downwards. While this has started to turn around over the past few years and more people are dying in all different types of car accidents, there has been one particular type of collision that has increased dramatically: pedestrian accident crashes that result in the death of the pedestrian. Atlanta pedestrian accidents

There are many possible reasons why there may be more pedestrians dying in motor vehicle collisions. However, NBC reported recently on a troubling report from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that suggests one big trend is playing an outsized role in causing more pedestrians to be killed in car accidents: the rise in SUVs.

If you or someone you love is killed in a pedestrian collision, an Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you to determine if you have a legal right to hold the driver of the car that caused the crash accountable for damages. You should contact an Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney for help as soon as possible so you can begin putting together a claim and fighting for the compensation that you deserve.  Continue Reading

Becoming involved in a car accident can be a scary situation under the best of circumstances. Unfortunately, if your child is in the car with you at the time of the accident, it becomes much worse. You want to ensure you do everything possible to protect your child after a motor vehicle collision occurs, and that means knowing what steps to take after a crash happens. Atlanta car accident lawyer

One of the key things you should do after a crash occurs is to contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer for help pursuing a claim for compensation. If your child sustained injuries and the accident was the fault of another motorist, you’ll want to make sure that the motorist responsible provides payment for monetary damages.

These funds can help you to get the very best care for your child, without any worries about the financial issues this could cause for your family. Care2 also provides details on some of the other key things that you should do in the immediate aftermath of an accident in order to reduce the risk of serious injury for your young children.

April is distracted driving awareness month, and unfortunately the public safety activities during this month are more important than ever because a substantial number of people continue to drive while they are distracted despite the serious dangers of doing so.  atlanta distracted driving accident

When a driver is distracted and causes a collision to occur, the driver should be held accountable if he hurts others. An Atlanta distracted driving accident lawyer can help victims of a collision to pursue a claim for damages and to hold the distracted driver accountable for the harm that he has caused. You should contact a distracted driving lawyer as soon as possible to find out what options you have for pursuing a claim and to begin putting together your case for compensation. Continue Reading

If you have become involved in a car accident in Atlanta, you may be facing substantial financial losses due to the collision. If you got hurt, you have medical bills to pay and you may have lost income due to missed work or taking sick days. You may also have property damage, and may be in significant pain.Atlanta car accident

The law allows you to recover compensation for accident losses, but you have to prove your right to damages. This means demonstrating the other driver was negligent or broke the rules of the road. It also means showing the extent of your losses.

You’ll need convincing evidence to either get an insurance company to make you a reasonable settlement offer or to convince a jury to award you damages in a civil claim. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you to prove your case for compensation, so call an attorney as soon as you can after an accident.

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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?