There are numerous types of incidents that cause people to suffer harm each day in the state of Georgia, many of them involving negligence. Unfortunately, these incidents may also lead to wrongful deaths, and it’s a difficult thing to process.
The stats involving fatal accidents in the state of Georgia are alarming. We’ll detail some of the concerning numbers below and what some of biggest problems are on the road.
How Many Fatal Accidents Occur and How Often?
While some of the numbers show a decrease in the total county of fatalities on the road, there remains countless problems on the road. Still, in 2017, there were a reported 1,540 traffic deaths. In 2018, that number dropped to 1,504, a 2.3 percent decrease. This stands with the national decrease, but it’s easy to see there are still issues. In fact, here are some of the additional stats to recognize:
- An average of five people suffer fatal injuries each day, with the average around 31 per week in the state of Georgia.
- The U.S. rate for deaths per 100 million vehicle miles is 1.42 deaths. In Georgia, this same average is 1.53.
- One out of six fatal accidents involve large commercial trucks.
- Roughly three pedestrians suffer fatal injuries in accidents each week and they are 32 times more likely to die as a result of a collision.
- Car collisions are the leading causes of significant or fatal injuries to children.
What are the Biggest Problems on the Road?
On the road, some of the most negligent factors include loss of control, speeding, swerving on the wrong side of the road, drunk driving, and failure to yield. Unfortunately, each of these actions increase the potential for a severe or fatal injury to arise.
Speeding is a contributor in roughly one-sixth of all car accidents that occur in the state of Georgia. Even worse, the chances of catastrophic injuries or death increases three times when a crash involves a speeding driver.
Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC are here to help you understand what rights and options you have. Trust that we are dedicated to your family, working to safeguard your ability to pursue compensation for your family.