Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents
- posted: Mar. 12, 2012
- Daniel C. Jason
Motor vehicle accidents in Georgia occur from many different causes. Georgia has vast urban areas and rural locations in which car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents can result in serious injuries and wrongful death lawsuits.
The majority of car accidents occur from improper or negligent driver behavior. Intoxicated drivers account for most auto fatalities, while distracted driving—these days, usually from a motorist using his or her cell phone—is rapidly approaching epidemic proportions. As personal injury lawyers, we examine each case as a unique event and will use any tools at our disposal to uncover the reasons for an accident.
Truck accidents, including pick-ups and commercial trucks, can result in devastating injuries because of the size of the vehicle, the weight, the longer braking distances and the nature of the cargo. Many truck accidents result from fatigued truck drivers who have to haul their loads over great distances in a set time. Consequently, we look at truck accidents a bit differently, as we have to examine the truck’s logs, the equipment, the trucking company’s policies, their adherence to regulations and the driver’s conduct.
Motorcycle accidents are common throughout Georgia, with rural areas experiencing more fatalities than the cities. Speeding on poorly maintained roads can produce accidents, but many automobile motorists fail to notice a motorcycle due to its size and can misjudge its speed and distance while turning in front of one.
We are personal injury attorneys and we know that different motor vehicle types can have different legal issues that require specific knowledge of accident causes and the ways that these vehicles react in adverse conditions.
Get personal assistance with your Georgia injury claim. You deserve individual attention and efficient service when you have suffered injuries. Our fee is a portion of your recovery—if we do not win, you do not pay. To schedule a free consultation with a dedicated personal injury attorney, contact Jason & Bradley, LLC.