When Minor Driving Infractions Can Lead to Serious Georgia Auto Accidents


May 25, 2015

Many otherwise law-abiding citizens from across Georgia and in the Southeast have been accused of their fair share of minor driving infractions, ranging from parking tickets to minor speeding tickets. Nobody is perfect, and it is not unusual for drivers to be pulled over at some point. While minor driving infractions are frequently likely to be nothing more than momentary forgetfulness, there are occasions where unnecessary automobile accidents result from one's minor driving infraction. For example, an illegally parked car may be blocking another driver's view, contributing to an automobile accident that wouldn't have occurred but for another person's negligence.

Another situation where a minor driving infraction may result in an automobile accident is when a driver fails to turn his or her signal on, causing other drivers to be confused and hit one another. Such an accident could result in significant injuries, or even death. Further, a driver's inability to stop at a stop sign may result in injuries sustained by a bicyclist or pedestrian attempting to cross the street.

Whatever the situation may be, minor driving infractions can cause much more harm and stress than many people realize. The various injuries that drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians may incur as a result of minor driving infractions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Broken or fractured bones;
  • Neck and back injuries that have the potential to last indefinitely;
  • Cuts, bruises and other soft tissue injuries, with some injuries requiring surgical intervention;
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and
  • Death.

Automobile accidents resulting from minor driving infractions occur regularly, and anyone injured in such accidents should be able to hold the negligent driver accountable. Most accidents are not intentional, but the consequences of unlawful conduct on the roadways, and can create an unnecessary risk of harm to others present on the roadways and sidewalks. Each case is unique, and as such, it can be critical to speak with an experienced Car Accident Lawyer to obtain the advice you need to make informed decision in your case.

What Should I Do if I Have Been Injured?

Whether you yourself suffered an injury as a result of an accident caused by another's minor driving infraction, or your loved one has been injured, you need to be aware of the scope of your options moving forward. Seeking medical attention to ensure you have addressed all injuries is crucial for your health, first and foremost. Once you have stabilized your condition, you can then determine if your injuries were caused by a very preventable automobile accident, one that may never have occurred had one driver adhered to the applicable traffic laws. With this in mind, our Personal Injury Lawyers recommend that you seek the advice of one of our qualified attorneys immediately, as time deadlines apply in all legal matters.

Put Montlick & Associates' Over 30 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Accident Case!

Contact Montlick & Associates for your free consultation. During your free consultation, we will discuss your legal rights and cover some of the steps necessary to protect those rights. For more than 30 years, the Atlanta Auto Accident Lawyers at Montlick & Associates have been committed to providing high quality legal services as part of their goal to be the top personal injury law firm in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.

Montlick and Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast since 1984, 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.

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Category: Auto Accidents

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.