Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident where there was a fatality or if you have ever lost a loved one from a motor vehicle accident, then we are truly sorry and we understand that this is one of the most difficult times in your life that you may ever face. Safety is placed in the hands of the driver and it is the responsibility of every driver on the road to follow the laws and safety precautions as this will greatly decrease the changes of a fatal motor vehicle accident. The fact of the matter is that no matter how safe we might drive and how many safety measures we might take, there can still be a motor vehicle accident that ends in a fatality.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, our Personal Injury Lawyers are experts at representing people who have been Injured, or if a loved one has been tragically Killed, in motor vehicle accidents of all types in Atlanta, Georgia, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Cobb County, and Gwinnett County; just to name a few of the counties in which we serve. If you or a loved one have been injured or there was a fatality in a motor vehicle accident in which you or a loved one was involved, then Contact Us immediately for your free legal consultation so that we may discuss the specific aspects of your case.

Census data from the United States Census Bureau states that between the years of 1990 to 2009 that motor vehicle accidents have decreased by 1,000,000. The amount of annual deaths from motor vehicle accidents from the years of 1990 to 2009 have decreased by 10,000. Motor vehicle accidents in 2009 are in the millions and the amount of fatalities from census.gov are reported at 36,000. The fatalities from automobile accidents in Georgia 2009 were 1,284. This information is collected by the United States Census Bureau to help improve Motor Vehicle Safety and, in turn, decrease the number of fatalities from motor vehicle accidents.

It has been reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the most dangerous times to drive are as follows:

  1. During the month of August;
  2. On Saturday;
  3. Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m; and
  4. Between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. is when the most fatalities occur.

We all want to use common sense when driving so that we, and our passengers, arrive safely to our destination. The following is just a reminder of some of the things that increase the risk of a motor vehicle accident, and a fatality due to a motor vehicle accident:

  1. Distracted Driving such as talking on a cellular phone or attempting to text while driving.
  2. Do Not Drink and Drive. Alcohol related deaths nationwide in 2013 are recorded to be 10,076 according to the data collected by the NHTSA.

Education on driving safety plus the introduction of new technology in motor vehicles will greatly decrease the staggering statistics of motor vehicle fatal accidents. There will always be the human element in driving, but to be a smart driver and always keep in mind safety when driving. Observe the critical times of the day as gathered from statistical data and also stated herein above that are between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. to help keep drivers safe. Saturday as the most dangerous day on the road all year round and the month of August is the month with the greatest amount of motor vehicle accidents.

Hopefully, respecting this data collected by the NHTSA and Census departments will increase your chances of avoiding a fatal motor vehicle accident, and you can gather more free information on the websites of both of these organizations. As we all empower ourselves with more information, the safer we make our roads for all to travel.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates our Attorneys are experts and have success representing thousands of people and families who have suffered as a result of Motor Vehicle and Automobile Accidents in Georgia. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident or a loved one has been tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident, then we are truly sorry and we encourage you to Contact Us as soon as possible for your free legal consultation by any or all of the following means; by phone at (770) 865-8654 and (813) 363-6664, by email at juliericelaw@outlook.com; or Contact Us by filling out the contact form on our Website.

We look forward to hearing from you so we can discuss the particular elements of your case.