In Georgia, car accidents occur for various reasons. However, some causes, such as speeding or driving under the influence, are more common than others. If you suffered harm in a car crash because of another person’s wrongful actions, reach out to an experienced Georgia motor vehicle accident attorney as soon as possible to find out what legal remedies you have.

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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents in the United States. It is defined as any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from driving, such as talking to others, eating, changing the radio station, and texting while driving. When drivers do not pay attention to the road, they increase their risk of crashing and causing significant damage and harm.

Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence is the act of operating or driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, no matter how sober a person feels, getting into a motor vehicle while intoxicated can significantly impact their driving abilities. This is because alcohol and drugs are substances that can reduce brain function and muscle coordination and impair thinking and reasoning, all abilities that are required to operate a vehicle safely.

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving is defined as any unsafe driving behavior performed intentionally and with disregard for safety. Some common examples of aggressive driving behavior include:

  • Excessive speeding in congested traffic
  • Tailgating
  • Going through red lights
  • Weaving through traffic
  • Not using a turn signal
  • Blocking vehicles trying to pass
  • Cutting in front of slowing down vehicles

Depending on the circumstances, aggressive driving can also escalate into road rage, which includes obscene gestures, throwing objects at other drivers, forcing motorists off the road, and ramming other vehicles.

Steps To Take After a Motor Vehicle Accident in Georgia

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident in Georgia, it is crucial to take action. This is because the things you do after these accidents can help protect not only your health and safety but your financial recovery as well. For these reasons, after a collision, consider taking the following steps:

  • Call 911 
  • Secure a copy of the police report
  • Exchange details with the other drivers and document the scene, if possible
  • Get medical attention, even if you believe your injuries are minor
  • Look for witnesses and get their contact details
  • Reach out to an experienced Georgia motor vehicle accident attorney

If your injuries are too severe and you cannot complete some of these steps, such as taking photos of the crash scene, do not worry. When you retain experienced legal counsel, these attorneys can get to work trying to obtain all this relevant evidence on your behalf.

Contact Richard D. Hobbs & Associates Today To Find Out How Our Legal Team Can Help You

If you or a loved one suffered severe injuries in a Georgia car accident and want further information about your legal options and the monetary damages you can pursue, contact Richard D. Hobbs & Associates today. Our lawyers can review your case for free and determine how we can go after the justice you deserve.