Atlanta’s streets are notoriously crowded, as the traffic is among the worst in the country. Every day, hundreds of thousands of drivers clog city streets and roads like I-285, I-85, and I-75. Atlanta is known for its bad drivers who are overly aggressive. In fact, aggressive driving accidents in Atlanta have tripled in the last decade.
Car accidents are on the increase in Atlanta. It is difficult to get a handle on the exact annual average of car accidents in the city since the numbers fluctuate so much. Combining multiple years’ worth of data, there are roughly between 4,000-5,000 car accidents on city roads each month. This includes Atlanta and Fulton County.
Serious Car Accidents and Fatalities Are Increasing in Atlanta
Reporting a car accident does not necessarily tell you all that much. This total includes minor car accidents like fender benders that have minimal damage. What you really need to know about are the serious car accidents that cause injury and death. These are definitely on the rise in Atlanta. Roughly one out of every three Atlanta-area car accidents causes physical injury. What is even more alarming is that the fatality rate is increasing. From 2014 to 2019, the number of fatal car accidents almost doubled, and it did not even decrease much during 2020, where much of the area was locked down for the pandemic.
As more people move to the Atlanta area, the problem is only going to grow worse. Even road safety initiatives have done little to improve these increasingly dangerous roads.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the attorneys at Ahmad Injury Law can help you seek financial compensation if someone else was at fault. Call us today at (404) 986-8762 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
Will I receive compensation for every car accident?
No. You are only paid when someone else was negligent.
What does negligence mean?
Negligence is when someone acts unreasonably under the circumstances, and it causes you injury.
What type of financial compensation could I receive after an accident?
You can recover for everything that you lost as well as damages for what you have experienced.