Do you know that one of the leading causes of catastrophic physical injuries in the U.S. is car accidents? And did you know that car accidents are the leading cause of death for people aged 3 to 33 in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?
There are stunning car accident statistics like this and they beg the question: why are there so many people driving around negligently? Unfortunately, there isn’t a good answer to that question. Some people don’t absorb driving skills the same way as others. Some people are outright negligent, using their phone while driving or operating a vehicle while under the influence of drug or alcohol. And some still are just good people who got into the true definition of an accident.
With more than 6 million people involved in car accidents in the state of Georgia from 2000 to 2006, the question isn’t whether these accidents can be prevented anytime soon, because they can’t. Maybe self-driving cars could someday alleviate this problem. But in the meantime, the question instead is “what do you do in the wake of an accident?”
Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is an important step if you have been injured in a car accident by a negligent driver, and at Mitchell & Shapiro LLP, we can help people in Atlanta and all across Georgia with their car accident cases. We will advocate for you and answer any questions you may have about the legal process.