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March 2019 Archives

Road aggression a major cause of Georgia motor vehicle accidents

For Georgia drivers, the common risks on the road tend to be inattentive drivers, drivers under the influence of alcohol, and drowsy drivers. Aggressive driving is also dangerous, but it does not get the same amount of attention as other issues. However, as a new study shows, aggression is a big problem that impacts the safety of people and can cause injuries and death. In the study from GasBuddy, it was shown that Atlanta falls into the top five cities with the highest number of aggressive drivers.

Two pedestrians hit in accident

In Marietta and across Georgia, drivers are expected to be vigilant when behind the wheel. That means keeping both hands on the steering wheel, watching the road, avoiding distractions, driving sober, along with other requirements to maintain safety. Unfortunately, many drivers do not adhere to these requirements and accidents happen. If the accident involves a pedestrian, it can cause serious injuries or death. Even if the victims are lucky enough to survive, it is important to think about the future and consider a legal filing to be compensated.

Your rights as an injured pedestrian

If you have been hit by a car as a pedestrian, it is likely that you suffered significant injuries as a result. In addition to the pain that you are suffering, you may be feeling anger toward the driver who hit you. In their carelessness, they have greatly impacted your life, and you, reasonably, may want to hold them responsible.

Georgia near top of most fatal pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents

When pedestrians take to the streets in Georgia, there is always the chance that they will be in pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents. These crashes can have deadly consequences as pedestrians are lacking in protection and will often suffer fatal injuries. Research is important to try and reduce the number of pedestrian accidents that happen.

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