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Fatal Vehicle Collisions

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal vehicle collision, contact Brodhead Law in Atlanta, Georgia as soon as possible. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will help you seek justice and the maximum compensation for the loss of your loved one.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • Our firm works on a contingency fee basis – you pay us no fees until we win your case. This gives you access to the legal system and justice.
  • Our lawyers have been fighting for seriously and fatally injured accident victims for more than 20 years, recovering millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
  • We will not hesitate to go to trial to fight for our clients, and the insurance companies know it. Our success rate is greater than 99 percent.

Traffic Fatality Statistics

According to NHTSA:

  • 37,133 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in a recent year, representing a 2% increase from the previous year.
  • These deaths occurred in 34,247 accidents involving 52,645 motor vehicles.
  • 64% of these fatalities were occupants of passenger vehicles.
  • 16% were pedestrians, 14% were motorcyclists, 2% were bicyclists, and 2% were occupants of large trucks.
  • Factors contributing to this death toll were alcohol impairment, speeding, failure to use seat belts, and other problematic driving behaviors.
  • Speeding was a factor in 26% of motor vehicle collision deaths.
  • 1,440 traffic fatalities occurred in Georgia alone in in a recent year.

What Types of Collisions Can Cause Fatal Injuries?

While any type of vehicle collision can cause fatal injuries, some types of accidents are deadlier than others.

  • Head-on collisions: This may be the most dangerous type of motor vehicle accident. As the force of impact is created by the speed of both vehicles at the time of the crash, even lower speed head-on collisions can be catastrophic or fatal.
  • Vehicle striking an object head on: While the force of impact is greater when two vehicles collide head on, a single vehicle striking an object can cause significant damage.
  • T-bone collisions: Also known as a side-impact collision, this type of accident can cause life-threatening injuries, particularly to the occupants on the side of impact. A side door is the only protection offered by most vehicles.
  • Rollovers: This type of crash is often deadly — the trauma to the body can be fatal. Rollovers account for a large number of traffic fatalities nationwide.

Do Surviving Family Members Have Recourse Under the Law?

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal vehicle collision caused by another person’s driving negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim for compensation. Although no verdict or settlement can ever compensate you for your loss, a wrongful death claim is a legal means to seek justice for your loved one, hold responsible parties accountable, and pursue a recovery for your family’s future.

Connect with Brodhead Law, LLC

If someone you love has been lost in a fatal vehicle collision, call Brodhead Law today. We can advise you of your options under the law in a free consultation.