Head-on motor vehicle accidents are among the most dangerous in Georgia and across the nation. These crashes will often occur because drivers ignore traffic laws, are in a rush to get to their destination, make dangerous maneuvers, are under the influence or are distracted. Drivers will be completely at the mercy of the other driver when a vehicle veers into their lane and drives straight toward them. Since these crashes are difficult to avoid and can cause such extensive damage, they can result in serious injuries and death. People who are injured or have lost a loved one in head-on crashes must think about whether a legal filing is needed for compensation.
Every day Georgia drivers can look to their left and right and see someone who is peering downward, clearly staring at a smartphone or other device. Regardless of whether they are sending a text, surfing the web, using social media or engaging in other activities, it is undoubtedly dangerous to themselves and others. In the middle of 2018, the state took steps to reduce the number of drivers who were using their devices behind the wheel by implementing a new law that drivers must be hands-free when using a device behind the wheel.