Car Accidents - DeKalb County

DeKalb County Car Accident Attorneys

Georgia Car Accidents

Car accidents represent the majority of personal injury claims in the United States, and a number of cases in DeKalb County. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an accident happens every ten seconds and a person dies as a result every thirteen minutes across the nation. Most car accidents are caused by negligent or inattentive drivers or those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

If you or someone you know was involved in a car accident, contact our DeKalb County, Georgia accident lawyers. Scott Hart is an experienced accident attorney who specializes in representing clients who have sustained painful and life-altering injuries resulting from car accidents. He can help ensure that you will be awarded maximum compensation for your accident-related damages, which often include the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle, paying for accident-related medical treatment, and the income lost when you miss work because of medical appointments or cannot return to your job because of your injuries.

Car Accidents in DeKalb County

According to the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), there were 25,632 car crashes in DeKalb County in 2011, resulting in 8320 injuries and 51 fatalities. The leading contributing factors to these crashes included:

  • Drivers who failed to yield or were following too closely
  • Those who lost control or were traveling at illegal or unsafe speeds
  • Vehicles traveling on the wrong side of the road

Fatal crashes in DeKalb County occurred most often between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Injury rates have been shown to rise sharply in mid to late teens, peaking at 18 years of age, and then decline steadily until drivers reach their early 30s, when the decline becomes more gradual.

If you have suffered a personal injury as the result of a car accident, please call (770) 450-1209 or contact DeKalb County's personal injury and car accident attorney Scott Hart, who can help you obtain the highest possible recovery for the devastating losses you may have suffered due to some other driver's negligence.