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The number of car accident-related deaths is rising in Georgia

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT), deaths due to car accidents are increasing in the state. If you look at this in a logical manner, this means that your safety on the roadways is decreasing. Since 2014, the volume of deaths related to car accidents has risen by 33 percent.

Further, an employee with the DOT says that the state of Georgia is ahead of the national curve when it comes to deaths caused by car accidents. On average, about 1,500 lives are lost in Georgia car accidents at this time. The employee also stated that she believes distracted driving is a big factor in the number of crash-related deaths that occur each year. You can find specific figures below.

  • 1,170 accident related deaths occurred in 2014
  • 1,432 accident-related deaths occurred in 2015
  • 1,561 accident-related deaths occurred in 2016
  • 1,533 accident-related deaths occurred in 2017
  • 81 people have already died in car accidents this year

Never forget that car accidents can and do often result in catastrophic and even fatal injuries. This is tragic in itself, but it is even more so when someone's negligence plays a role in these fatalities. The emotional and mental suffering that comes with losing a loved one wrongfully can last for years or lifetimes.

While seeking a legal remedy will never replace a lost loved one, it may help the bereaved find a way to move forward while penalizing negligent parties. A case review performed by a personal injury attorney can assist those left behind by showing them how the law can work on their behalf and on their loved one's behalf.

Source:, "Fatal car accidents on the rise in Georgia," Gabrielle Dawkins, Jan. 22, 2018

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