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Georgia Car Accident Attorneys Discuss Road Departure Accidents in Atlanta

June 22, 2016

Recently, two Cobb County adults lost their lives in a road departure crash that additionally injured four minor children. Cobb County police report that a Honda Passport driven by a 27-year-old woman veered off the road while traveling on Clay Road. It appears the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree on the shoulder. The driver and her male passenger tragically died at the scene of the crash. Four children inside the vehicle were seriously injured. A neighbor told reporters that several crashes have happened in that same area.

Run-off-road accidents result in close to 18,000 fatalities a year, according to the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Georgia car accident attorneys have assisted thousands of car accident victims across the state. We understand that the victims of road departure accidents can sustain severe injuries that result in the inability to return to work, massive medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses. Our firm aggressively fights for each injured client to obtain for them the compensation they deserve.

What are Run-Off-Road Accidents?

Run-off-road crashes or road departure accidents happen when a vehicle crosses into the center lane or over the edge line and leaves the roadway. These crashes will often cause the vehicle to roll over or collide head-on with another vehicle, tree, utility pole, or another fixed object.

Causes of Road Departure Accidents in Georgia

Road departure accidents can have numerous causes, with some of the top causes being:

  • Excessive speed
  • Driver impairment
  • Distracted drivers
  • Tired drivers
  • Tire blowouts
  • Overcorrection
  • Dangerous curves

Liability for Run-Off-Road Crashes in Georgia

If you or a loved one has been injured in a road departure crash, while either driving or riding as a passenger, you should have the right to recover compensation for your injuries caused by the at-fault driver or mechanical defect. Road departure accidents will often involve clear issues of liability. Investigations will include a review of the physical evidence, road cameras, witness statements, and more. While driver negligence is the most likely cause of a run-off-road accident, mechanical defects or unsafe roads could play a role in the accident.

Under Georgia law, injured parties can seek compensation from the negligent parties responsible for their injuries. This can include coverage for your medical expenses, lost wages, permanent disability, pain and suffering, and more. Consult with an Atlanta car accident lawyer as soon as possible after the crash for an in-depth analysis of your potential case and right to bring a personal injury or related claim for damages.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 38 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!

If you have been injured in a run-off-road or another type of car accident, you should be eligible to receive personal injury benefits to cover your losses. The Georgia Car Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have assisted injured accident victims for over 38 years. We represent injured clients across Georgia, including 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 and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Auto Accidents

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