SOURCE: Webb, Wade & Taylor, LLC

Webb, Wade & Taylor, LLC

November 29, 2011 11:25 ET

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers of Webb, Wade & Taylor, LLC Discuss Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics in the State of Georgia

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2011) - The Atlanta personal injury lawyers of Webb, Wade & Taylor, LLC are prepared to help individuals who have been injured in a car accident. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia records all motor vehicle accidents that happen within the state, and the statistics display an array of information including causes of accidents, number of accidents and if a fatality was a direct result. The Atlanta car accident lawyers of Webb, Wade & Taylor, LLC have evaluated this information and are of the opinion that driver error plays a large role in these accidents.

The data compiled on the website has most recently been updated with the 2008 statistics regarding causes of accidents across the state of Georgia. During 2008, there were more than 306,000 car accidents recorded, which resulted in 1,508 fatalities. According to the data, the underlying reasons behind all accidents and behind fatal accidents overlap in certain areas. Important causes relating to the overall accident rate for the state include:

  • Following too closely
  • Inability to stop
  • Shifting lanes inadequately

Factors for fatal accidents often coincided with the causes of non-fatal accidents. The main causes for fatal accidents in Georgia were:

  • Loss of vehicle control
  • Inability to stop
  • Wrong side of the road

The bulk of these statistics show mistakes made by drivers. Accidents caused by driver error occur frequently in Georgia and individuals who were injured in a serious accident may be eligible for compensation from the negligent party.

About the Firm

Webb, Wade & Taylor, LLC, is a full-service law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia whose practice areas regarding car accidents span from reckless driving to pedestrian involvement. The firm's lawyers are skilled in representing individuals who have been injured in a car accident due to driver error and are ready to pursue the correct amount of compensation on their behalf. For more information, visit the website at www.webb-firm.com.