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Car Collisions

Car accidents are a risk we all face on the roadways today, no matter how diligently we drive. If you have been seriously hurt in a car collision caused by another driver, contact Brodhead Law in Atlanta, Georgia as soon as possible. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • We work on a contingency fee basis to help our clients seek compensation and justice. There is never a fee unless we recover compensation for you.
  • Our lawyers invest the time and effort needed to understand defense strategies and to prove causation, liability, and damages.
  • We have an in-depth understanding of car collision cases and can develop a legal strategy to fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

Car Crash Statistics

  • According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 40,000 people died in car crashes in 2018.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 24,439 people died and 2,177,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2016, the most recent year for which injury statistics are available.
  • The fatality rate for 2016 was 16.90 per 100,000 licensed drivers.
  • The injury rate was 1,418 per 100,000 licensed drivers.
  • Of the people killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2016, 36% were passenger car occupants, 28% were light truck occupants, 18% were non-occupants (bicyclists or pedestrians), and 14% were motorcyclists.

What Are Some Common Causes of Car Collisions?

Car crashes have many causes, and most of them involve driver error. Common causes of car collisions include:

  • Distracted driving: Texting, talking on the phone, and other forms of driver distraction have become a major threat on America’s roadways.
  • Drunk driving: As stated by NHTSA, nearly 30 people die in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in the U.S. every day – one every 48 minutes in 2017.
  • Speeding: This is a leading cause of traffic crashes causing injury and death. The faster a vehicle is traveling, the more distance that is required to stop and the greater the impact.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs: Not only alcohol causes driver impairment. Marijuana, illegal drugs, prescription medications, and even over-the-counter medications can impair driving and lead to accidents.
  • Aggressive driving: This is a dangerous pattern of driving behaviors that may include speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating, failure to yield the right-of-way, and running red lights and stop signs.
  • Teen drivers: Teenagers are inexperienced drivers who may not yet have developed the skills to drive safely and avoid accidents. Teens also tend to be distracted by texting or talking on cell phones, or by other teen passengers in the car.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Car collisions can cause a wide range of injuries, from minor to fatal. Common injuries in car crashes include:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Fractured bones
  • Chest injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Arm and leg injuries
  • Whiplash and soft tissue injuries

Contact Brodhead Law for Help

A serious car accident can cause injuries that require extensive medical treatment and time off from work and may result in long-term disabilities.  Our personal injury trial lawyers at Brodhead Law are dedicated advocates for injured people. Call us today if you have been hurt in a collision that was someone else’s fault.