An online insurance comparison marketplace, QuoteWizard, ranked Georgia drivers as the 15th worst in the nation. The list is generated from data collected by the Federal Highway Administration. The data also grouped the data in the following categories: accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, citations, and fatalities.
According to the new data released for 2018 from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle crashes and injuries resulting from vehicle accidents have steadily increased since 2012 in Georgia. In Gwinnett County, there were 67 fatalities in 2015 and 61 fatalities in 2016 from vehicle accidents. Crashes in Gwinnett County increased from 28,989 in 2012 to 41,527 in 2016. In the neighboring Forsyth County, injuries resulting from vehicle crashes increased by almost 94% from only 13 injuries in 2012 to 1,227 injuries in 2016. Compare this to our biggest metro county, Fulton County, where there were 4,498 injuries from crashes in 2012 to more than double in 2016 to 12,875. The trend also points to an increase in fatalities from alcohol-related accidents.
As our state grows in population, the more drivers on the road result in more vehicle crashes and personal injuries from car accidents. If you or your loved one have been severely injured in a car or a truck accident, or accidents involving drunk drivers, you need an experienced attorney to help you fight for yourself from day one.
At Hong & Sessions Law, LLC, our attorneys work with you one-on-one to help you navigate the insurance company and your medical bills. We are always available to speak to you so call us today at 678-691-3305 for a free consultation.