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Causes of Car Accidents in Atlanta

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Each year in the United States, millions of car accidents take place for numerous different reasons. Unfortunately, as more distractions become available to drivers, it seems that this number will only increase and result in more injuries and deaths. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver error is the leading cause of these accidents.

At Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. we believe that nobody should have to shoulder the financial burden of a preventable injury caused by the recklessness of other drivers. Having a competent and aggressive Atlanta car accident lawyer in your corner can help you face insurance companies with confidence to prove that the cause of your accident was another's negligence and that you deserve to be compensated.

If you've suffered injuries in a car accident, schedule a free consultation today!

Why do car accidents happen?

Many accidents are unavoidable and occur through no fault of the drivers involved. The majority, however, can be blamed on at least one person and insurance companies will do whatever they can to hold a driver responsible for the car accident. As drivers interact with one another on the road, it's clear that there is a high propensity for error. One glance down at your lap or failing to hit the brakes in time and an accident can happen in a flash.

All of the following mistakes regularly cause car accidents:

The Many Kinds of Car Accidents

In order to win a personal injury claim for a car accident, the cause of the accident must be determined to be the negligence of the other driver. While it is generally fairly easy to establish liability, it can sometimes be obscure. This means it is essential to have a team of legal professionals on your side who can conduct investigations and analysis into the circumstances of your accident to build a strong case on your behalf.

For example, consider the following:

Rear-end collision: These collisions involve one car crashing into another where you are either at the back of the other car or in front. This typically happens when a driver is driving too close to the car ahead of them. Whether or not the passengers in the front car are wearing seat belts, they can still suffer serious neck injuries from the impact. The driver that rear-ends another car is almost always at fault, with the exception of certain limited circumstances.

Side-Impact Collision: When a car strikes another car in the side, it can result in serious damage. This type of accident, also known as a T-bone car accident, can severely injury any passengers and the driver. These accidents are typically the result of an inattentive or distracted driver running a red light, but other situations can cause such an accident as well.

Head-on Collisions: This occurs when cars hit one another head on. These accidents often result in the most catastrophic injures due to the excessive force generated between the two cars upon impact. Determining which party was negligent in these collisions are generally straightforward, but can also be attributed to road defects, design, or poor maintenance.

Failure to Yield: Failing to yield the right of way is a leading cause of car accidents and is responsible for roughly 15% of all wrecks. Failure to yield takes place when a driver refuses to follow the right of way rule, colliding with another car as a result.

Any kind of involvement in an accident can be frightening, even if you're not the one at fault. Injuries and pain make it difficult to think clearly, but the last thing you want is to leave the scene without gathering any evidence. Take note of the other driver's license plate, their phone number, and their insurance information. Snap photos of the damage to both your car and any others involved. The more information you have, the better prepared you'll be when speaking with your insurance company.

Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys - Never Settle for Less!

We understand that haggling with insurance adjusters is doubly hard when you've been injured because of someone else's negligence. Our firm will not only act as your advocate, but we'll do all of the heavy lifting for you as well. Having recovered millions of dollars for our clients, we believe our track record speaks for itself. Your case matters and shouldn't be handed off to just anyone. Trust the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C.; we have extensive experience in personal injury law and we never settle for less than the maximum settlement you deserve.

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