December 5, 2022

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Most Accidents On GA Roads Are Caused By What? 

Were you aware that auto accidents are believed to be the leading cause of injury deaths in Georgia? Additionally, did you know that motor vehicle accidents are also the second leading cause of hospitalizations and emergency room visits in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health? In the United States, it’s estimated that 3 million people are injured each year in car accidents, and many of the people injured are from Georgia. 

You’re likely curious about the cause of most auto accidents in Georgia. Well, there are quite a few common causes of car accidents in Georgia that we’re going to talk about in our article. Should you have recently been injured in an accident on Georgia roads, you should consider hiring a car accident attorney from this state. 

One of the professional car accident attorneys from Banks, Stubbs & McFarland can help you determine your next steps.

The Three Most Common Causes Of Motor Vehicle Accidents On Georgia Roads

According to research and from the cases our firm sees in Georgia, there are three common causes of auto accidents on Georgia roads. Have a quick look below if you want to know more about these accident causes. 

  1. Roadway Departures

Roadway departure accidents are also commonly referred to as lane departure accidents. This type of auto accident is arguably the most common cause of auto accidents on Georgia roads. 

In most instances, a roadway departure accident is defined as an accident that has not occurred at an intersection. This type of auto accident usually occurs when a car veers from the lane it is driving in and crosses into another lane at the edge line or centerline. 

Often when a car veers into another lane like this, they strike an oncoming vehicle and cause a significant crash. Roadway departure accidents can be incredibly severe and involve multiple motor vehicles. 

  1. Rollover Curb Accidents 

Another common cause for Georgia road accidents is a rollover accident. A rollover accident can be described as an accident that occurs when a vehicle is tipped or flipped onto its side or roof. Although many different types of cars are involved in these accidents, they are more common with trucks and SUVs. 

A rollover accident on Georgia roads is often caused by a car striking an object like uneven pavement or a curb. Additionally, these accidents occur because of turning too quickly or sharply at a high speed. This type of accident also commonly occurs during side-impact accidents. 

  1. Speeding

You might already know this, but speeding is another of the top three causes of car accidents on Georgia roads. When drivers exceed the speed limits, they not only put themselves in danger but others on the road. 

When a driver speeds, they cannot react to specific road conditions the same way they would have if they were driving at the legal roadway speed limit. Additionally, when drivers are speeding, they are more likely to hit other vehicles, motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians. 

Driving at high speeds also prevents drivers from breaking in time if there is a road obstruction or accident in front of them. 

Other Georgia Road Accident Causes

Below we have briefly listed a few of the other common causes for road accidents in Georgia. Each of these causes can lead to lawsuits. 

  • Distracted driving. 
  • Reckless driving.
  • Poor weather conditions.
  • DUI.
  • Driving while fatigued.
  • Aggressive driving. 
  • Ignoring road rules. 
  • Texting while driving.
  • Vehicle malfunctions.
  • Inexperience

Get In Contact With A Georgia Car Accident Attorney Today To Discuss Your Auto Accident Case 

Now you’re aware of the most common causes of Georgia road accidents. If you have been involved in any of the accidents we spoke about and have sustained injuries due to another driver’s negligence, you might want to consider hiring a Georgia car accident attorney. 

An attorney from Banks, Stubbs & McFarland can evaluate the circumstances of your case and identify liability and if you’re eligible for compensation. We are committed to all our clients and will devote all of our resources to making sure that you are made whole. To speak with one of the knowledgeable Georgia attorneys at our firm, you can contact us here or call us at (770) 887-1209.