HOLIDAY HIGHWAY SAFETY
December 28, 2018
Dan Parr, Attorney
With the New Year holiday just around the corner millions of Americans will take to the road for holiday travel. This many people on the road increases the danger of serious automobile wrecks, many of which lead to personal injury. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were 37,133 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes on U.S. roadways during 2017. In Georgia alone, 1,540 people lost their lives in 2017 due to traffic crashes. Of that number 366 deaths were DUI related.
More recently, the Georgia State Patrol reported 26 traffic deaths during the 2018 Christmas holiday travel season. Such statistics are a grim reminder for the need to follow traffic safety laws, including obeying speed limits, not texting and driving, and refraining from driving when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Weaver Law Firm is skilled at handling various types of personal injury cases involving motor vehicle wrecks. If you or a family member has been in an automobile wreck and suffered personal injury, it is important that you contact an attorney quickly to obtain advice on how to proceed. Your actions in the early days after a wreck can have a significant impact on the success of your case.