Atlanta Driver Dies in Single Vehicle Accident
Recently, an Atlanta man sadly died in a horrific single vehicle accident. The incident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. on March 12 in the vicinity of Interstate 75 and Mt. Paran Road, according to 11 Alive News. Witnesses at the scene report that the driver was traveling north on I-75 at a high rate of speed. He suddenly left the center lane of the road and veered onto the right shoulder. In an attempt to get back to the roadway, the driver over-corrected and his SUV rolled across the highway, hitting the median wall. The driver was partially ejected from the vehicle and tragically died as a result of his injuries. It is not clear whether he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have represented thousands of individuals who have been injured in single vehicle accidents. As such, we understand just how serious these accidents can be for the drivers and passengers involved. While not every single vehicle accident will give rise to potential liability, at times, injured passengers or even drivers drivers could have a cause of action to recover for their losses associated with the accident. Contact the Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options.
Single Vehicle Accidents Cause Almost Half of All Car Fatalities
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, last year, single vehicle accidents accounted for 47 percent of all roadway fatalities. Single vehicle accidents include any accident in which just one motor vehicle is involved. They might also involve a car running off the road or crashing into a fixed object, such as a tree or power pole.
There are numerous causes of single car accidents, with human error or negligence being the primary causes. In general, single vehicle accidents can occur due to:
- Speed: Speed is the most common element in a single vehicle crash. Speed can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and run off the road, skidding into other lanes. Drivers can help to prevent single-vehicle crashes by observing posted speed limits.
- Driver distraction: Distracted driving now rivals speeding as a top cause of single vehicle accidents. Drivers who text, talk on the phone, eat, drink, or engage in other distracting behaviors could lose focus and drift off the roadway. These cars might even find themselves colliding with fixed objects due to the driver paying more attention to a distraction (such as a cell phone) than the road.
- Poor weather and road conditions: Road and weather conditions can contribute to or cause single vehicle accidents. Drivers must use extra caution when the weather is poor or roads are dimly lit and windy. By slowing down, turning on your lights, and using extra care, you can prevent becoming the victim of a single-vehicle crash even when the weather is poor or road conditions less than ideal.
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