It's not uncommon for drivers to spend several hours behind the wheel every day - travelling to work or school, dropping off the kids or running errands. This familiarity can easily make a person complacent.
Unfortunately, all it takes is a moment's distraction or a minor oversight to cause a devastating wreck. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 94 percent of all car accidents in the United States are due to some form of driver error.
The NHTSA groups all driver mistakes into these four categories:
1. Recognition errors, such as becoming distracted;
2. Decision errors, such as driving too fast for the conditions;
3. Performance errors, such as improper steering; and
4. Non-performance errors, such as falling asleep.
If you were injured by a negligent driver in Georgia, then you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and other damages. An Atlanta personal-injury attorney from The Finnell Firm will evaluate your case, gather evidence and help you pursue the maximum settlement.
Accident lawyer Robert Finnell has been practicing law for more than 37 years, much of which has been focused in the area of personal-injury law. Call 866-464-4017 to schedule a free consultation. You can also learn more car accident injury lawsuits by visiting USAttorneys.com.
Are You Guilty of Making These 3 Deadly Driving Mistakes?
Human errors, though understandable, can be fatal. It only takes a momentary lapse in judgment to cause a crash that can affect the rest of your life.
These three mistakes cause an alarming number of deadly accidents on U.S. roads - and they are entirely avoidable:
1. Distracted Driving
Smartphones are a leading cause of car accidents in the United States. Texting, calling, browsing social media - there are many ways using a cell phone can lead to a deadly wreck.
2. Driving Too Fast for the Conditions
The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety reports that 18 percent of all car crashes in the state involve at least one driver who was speeding. Although this is below the national average of 31 percent, it is still unacceptably high.
3. Drunk Driving
Alcohol severely impairs a person's ability to drive safely. It affects coordination, reaction time and decision-making.
Sometimes all it takes is one or two drinks to notice the adverse effects of alcohol. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that between 2003 and 2012, 3,699 people were killed in Georgia car crashes involving a drunk driver.
If you were injured by a negligent motorist in Georgia, contact a personal-injury attorney from The Finnell Firm. Our legal team will assess your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim.
Robert Finnell is an accident lawyer in Atlanta who has been successful in representing clients in cases involving medical product liability, workers' compensation, brain and burn trauma, and other types of injuries. Call 866-464-4017 to schedule a free initial consultation.