What are Signs of Negligence in an Atlanta Holiday Travel Car Accident?
With the holiday season around the corner, many of us will be hitting the road to visit family and friends in different cities and states. According to data published by the United States Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the amount of traffic engaging in trips of 50 miles or more increased by around 23 percent around the end-of-the-year holiday season. In addition to increased traffic volume, the winter months often bring severe weather in the form of snow, ice, high winds, and poor visibility.
The combination of congested roads and winter weather can often result in serious injury-causing accidents. Fortunately for those affected by these accidents, Georgia allows victims of negligently caused accidents to recover by filing a personal injury claim. After an accident, an experienced Atlanta auto accident attorney can help you determine whether you are entitled to recover for your losses. Some of the more common ways that a holiday travel accident can be the result of negligence include the following:
In addition to the above, drivers are also required to exercise the same level of care that a reasonable person would exercise under similar circumstances. Under this standard, while a reasonable person may drive in accordance with the posted speed limit in fair weather conditions, a reasonable person would almost never drive the speed limit in the midst of a winter storm, especially on the highway. Therefore, even a driver who is in complete compliance with the relevant traffic laws may be deemed negligent in the event that he or she causes an accident.
In the unfortunate event that you are involved in a car accident this holiday season, be sure to undergo a thorough medical evaluation. In addition, contact an attorney as soon as possible, as there is a limited amount of time in which a person can bring a personal injury claim under Georgia law.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with Boling Rice, please call our office today at (770) 887-3162.