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Atlanta Ranks as One of the Worst Cities for Car Accidents in the US

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Atlanta Ranks as One of the Worst Cities for Car Accidents in the US

If you live in the Atlanta metro area, you already know how problematic the roads can be. Atlanta has some of the worst traffic in the nation. It was ranked 9th in total congestion delays in 2020. The average commuter spends an average of 37 hours a year just stuck in traffic.

Unfortunately, all this traffic makes Atlanta one of the worst cities to drive in.

According to U.S. Insurance Agents, Atlanta, unfortunately, ranks in the top ten most dangerous cities to drive in. (Number 6, following Baton Rouge, Savannah, Dallas, Detroit, and St. Louis). These cities all share one thing in common—they have consistently been shown to have higher-than-average danger and fatality rates for drivers.

Across the state of Georgia, I-20, I-16, I-95, and I-285 are notorious for being particularly deadly, especially during the summer months. In November 2019, Atlanta-Sandy-Springs-Roswell was ranked number 11th among metro areas with the highest number of traffic fatalities.

What Causes Atlanta Car Accidents?

Perhaps one of the primary factors in car accidents is drivers who disobey traffic laws. This could include exceeding the speed limit, failure to yield, tailgating other vehicles, changing lanes improperly, “sliding through” stop signs and stop lights, and much more. Other causes of Atlanta car accidents include being overly fatigued, driving while impaired, distracted driving, inclement weather, and roadway hazards.

Distracted driving includes talking on a cellphone or texting, eating while driving, fiddling with car controls or GPS controls, turning around to check on children in the back seat, talking to passengers, or simply daydreaming. Fatigued driving is more and more common as Americans seem to be getting less and less sleep. A severely fatigued driver is almost as dangerous as an impaired driver, due to significantly inhibited reaction times.

What are the Typical Injuries Seen Following an Atlanta Car Accident?

Soft tissue injuries like whiplash are the most common injuries following a car accident—and perhaps the most difficult to prove. A soft tissue injury damages the body’s connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, muscles). Muscles and ligaments are stretched due to the sudden “snapping” movements in the head and neck. Soft tissue injuries can also occur in the mid-back and lower back when there is an impact force against the spine.

Other common injuries include scrapes and cuts, head injuries, spinal injuries, and arm and leg injuries.

Head injuries can range from a minor concussion to a serious traumatic brain injury that can have consequences lasting a lifetime. Spinal cord injuries can also have consequences lasting a lifetime in the case of paraplegia or quadriplegia. Arm and leg injuries generally occur in a side impact, or from a rear impact where the legs or arms hit the dash with significant force. Chest injuries can also occur when the driver’s chest hits the steering wheel in a vehicle with no airbags.

Many times, injuries from a car accident may not be immediately apparent. Depending on the nature of the injury, it can sometimes take days, weeks, or even months for the full extent of injuries to be known. One reason for this is that when a person is involved in a car accident, adrenaline floods the body. This adrenaline rush can prevent the person involved from fully feeling the extent of their injuries.

Because of this, it is important that you always be checked out medically following an Atlanta car accident. It is equally important to speak to a knowledgeable, experienced Atlanta car accident attorney to ensure your rights are fully protected.

Unfortunately, without an attorney, insurance companies will not pay you what you deserve. They offer low-ball accident settlements to injured accident victims without legal representation. They then use a “take it or leave it” approach to pressure them into accepting far less than they deserve - and need.

Don’t sign anything without first speaking with our Atlanta personal injury law firm. We can negotiate a better settlement for you after a serious accident.

Contact Our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers

If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a car accident in Atlanta or anywhere in the state of Georgia, you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side that you can trust. Our lawyers know how to get maximum compensation for our clients and it shows. Let our experienced team of Atlanta car accident lawyers help you, so you can focus on your recovery. Call 404-587-8946 or fill out our confidential contact form. Just call and JUST WIN.

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Edward Kim

Attorney Edward Kim is the Founder of KIM LAW, a top rated Atlanta personal injury & accident law firm with more than 10 years of experience. Edward F. Kim, Esq. is a nationally recognized and award winning attorney.Atlanta, GA Personal Injury & Car Accident LawyersWe are committed to providing world class legal representation. We take pride in providing elite service and delivering outstanding results. An accident can happen to anyone. Resulting injuries and medical bills can turn your life upside down. You are not alone during this physically, emotionally, and financially draining time. Turn to us at this frustrating crossroad. Our Atlanta injury lawyers will ensure you receive proper medical attention for your injuries. We can help to resolve your outstanding medical bills and we can maximize the value of your personal injury claim and deliver the settlement or judgement you deserve.KIM LAW handles a wide variety of personal injury related matters including:Car Accident injuriesMotorcycle crashes & accidentsSemi truck accidentsSlip, trip and fall injuriesWrongful death claimsAdditionally, we handle nearly any injury claim where you or a family member was harmed due to the recklessness or behavior of another person or company. Call us Now for a Free Consultation | No Win, No Fee!Call KIM LAW today at (404) JUST-WIN (404-587-8946) and schedule an appointment to discuss your matter with a qualified injury lawyer. We will gather the facts of your claim, answer... View full business profile here: Edward Kim