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Five Most Common Causes of Road Accidents

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Road accidents are the second leading cause of serious injuries and deaths in the State of Georgia. If you have visited the ER in Atlanta, it is likely that many of the people there have been involved in a collision. If you are one of those who have been injured due to the actions of another, seeking compensation is often the most sensible solution.

Here are the five most common causes of road accidents across Georgia.

Distracted Driving

It goes without saying that distracted driving is one of the most common causes of road accidents. When a driver is looking at or interacting with an external device, eating, reading or otherwise not focusing on the task of driving, looking at the road is not a priority. It only takes a second of distraction to miss potential hazards.

You are entitled to safety when you travel the roads of Atlanta. If another driver causes an accident, evidence can prove that he or she was distracted. Speak to a personal injury car accident lawyer today to explore the strength of your case.


Speed limits are there for a reason. Driving too fast can lead to accidents in several ways. The offending driver may lose control of their vehicle. There is also the risk of not seeing or colliding with hazards. Braking distances are affected by speed, which is a recipe for disaster when a driver ignores the laws of the road.

In some cases, speeding is deliberate. However, there are drivers who simply don’t keep an eye on the speedometer. In either case, going too fast can result in accidents that are completely avoidable.

Driver Fatigue

Some journeys are longer than others. It is important to get adequate rest before a long trip. The alternative is feeling tired or fatigued behind the wheel. A tired driver is a potential liability on Atlanta’s roads. It is also worth noting that falling asleep can put the lives of the driver and any passengers at grave risk.

If you are tired while behind the wheel, safely pull over and rest. Pushing through that boundary can result in lapses of judgement, which can result in accidents. If you see a driver who is visibly tired and driving erratically, report your observations to the police.


Drinking before driving is never a sensible choice. There is a heightened risk of getting into an accident when under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A driver’s reaction times, focus and concentration are just some of the senses that are impaired when driving under the influence.

Dealing with injuries caused by a drunk driver can feel like a bitter experience. You have medical bills and are missing work. Pursuing compensation is a fair and logical approach to recouping your losses.


It is important to plan road trips around the weather. Adverse conditions can impact a driver’s ability to perceive and react to hazards. Wind and rain may diminish the ability to control a vehicle. Accidents associated with climatic conditions are not uncommon in Atlanta.

Sometimes drivers need to go out – no matter the weather. It is essential to ensure that you are prepared for what is ahead. Make sure to take relevant supplies and keep an eye out for drivers who are struggling with the rain or wind.

Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown

If you need support and legal representation, take advantage of a free consultation from the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown. We can provide advice on how to approach claiming compensation in Atlanta, Georgia.

Call the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown today if you have been involved in an auto vehicle accident. We can help you navigate the legal challenges associated with car accidents in Atlanta.

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