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, 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 chances of a motor vehicle accident becoming a fatal motor vehicle accident verses an accident with injuries, severe or otherwise. 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 represent people who have been injured, or if a loved one has been tragically killed, in motor vehicle accidents of all types.

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: 770-865-8654, 1-800-284-2509, or [email protected].

Reducing The Risks Of Fatal Accidents

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

  • During the month of August;
  • On Saturday;
  • Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; and
  • Between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.

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:

  • Distracted Driving: Distracted acts include talking on a cellular phone or attempting to text while driving. Do not engage in distracted driving activities; keep your eyes, ears and mind on the road.
  • Drinking and Driving: Alcohol-related deaths nationwide in 2013 are recorded to be 10,076 according to the data collected by the NHTSA. Do not drink and drive and do not drive if you are impaired from legally prescribed prescription drugs that alter your mood, marijuana or any other substance that you put into your body that impairs your ability to respond quickly and accurately in a driving situation.

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 you must take responsibility to always be a smart driver and always keep in mind safety when driving.

Hopefully, respecting this data collected by the NHTSA and Census departments will increase your chances of avoiding a fatal motor vehicle accident or an accident where there is serious bodily injury to yourself or another. These incidents can be avoided. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 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 because 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. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible for your free legal consultation by phone at 770-865-8654, 1-800-284-2509 or by email at [email protected].

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