If you have been injured in a car accident in Georgia, consulting with an Atlanta car accident lawyer should be your first step. An Atlanta car accident lawyer will evaluate your case to determine if you have a valid personal injury claim and who may be held liable for your injuries.

Trends in Georgia Crashes

According to 2009 Georgia crash statistics, trends in Georgia crashes are as follows:

  • Traffic fatalities - a steady decline from 2005, which had 1,729 traffic fatalities compared to 1,284 in 2009.
  • Motorcycle fatalities - at the lowest number (140) since 2005 (144).
  • Vehicle type - passenger cars continue to be the most common vehicle type for fatalities (455) but down significantly from 2005 (728).
  • Crash type - in 2005, roadway departure accounted for the highest number of fatalities (944) while in 2009 single vehicle fatalities were the most common crash type (716).  

While 2009 Georgia crash statistics can reveal patterns in crash fatalities, they don't mean much when you're the victim of a car accident in Georgia. If you have been seriously injured because of someone else's negligence, you should consult with an Atlanta car accident lawyer. An attorney will help you file your personal injury claim and collect the necessary evidence to build a solid case so you can recover entitled damages. 

Contacting an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.

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