High Speed Collision Accidents in Georgia


April 29, 2011

Drivers throughout Georgia routinely ignore speed limits and drive at unsafe speeds, despite the associated danger and risk of serious injury or fatal accidents. Speeding is the most common driving law violation despite the fact that it is one of the leading factors that contribute to serious auto accidents. The cavalier attitude of many toward speeding is somewhat surprising when one considers how people view drunk drivers.

Drivers who operate motor vehicles under the influence of alcohol are viewed with a fair degree of scorn and condemnation. Even though speeding is arguably a more reckless driving practice, both in terms of the number of accidents and severity of those accidents, it is not condemned as a driving practice, but routinely engaged in by many otherwise law-abiding drivers.

If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in a speed-related accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been representing Atlanta residents and families throughout Georgia who have been injured by the negligent driving practices of others for over a quarter of a century. We diligently protect the rights of our clients and aggressively pursue the best possible outcome. Our experienced Atlanta auto accident lawyers are committed to the zealous representation of motor vehicle accident victims as part of our ongoing objective to be the top auto accident lawyers in Georgia.

NHTSA estimates that speeding is a factor in almost 14,000 accident related fatalities and over 77,000 moderate to critical injuries annually. The estimated fiscal cost of these speed-related accidents is $18 billion per year. A speeding driver is much more likely to cause a car crash because the driver has less margin for error, which magnifies the danger from road hazards and other unsafe driving practices. For example, drivers operating their vehicle under the influence of alcohol often speed, which combines slower reaction times with a reduced window of opportunity for responding in time to avoid a serious car crash.

Excessive speed not only means that a driver is more likely to be involved in a car accident but will also suffer more serious injury. The greater the speed a car is moving the more intense the force of impact. Cars in motion have kinetic energy that is dissipated in a crash. The more kinetic energy that must be dissipated, the greater the chance of catastrophic injuries or fatalities. A high-speed collision means a higher probability of permanent debilitating injuries including brain damage, paraplegia and quadriplegia.

Our Atlanta personal injury law firm is committed to representing those injured by unsafe and reckless drivers throughout Georgia. Montlick and Associates is available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Posted by David Montlick
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