Impatience Growing Cause of Auto Accidents


June 07, 2011

While there are many different reasons for car accidents occurring on our roadways, impatience on the part of drivers is becoming a more common one. When drivers get impatient they run stop signs, pass in illegal zones, and engage in other dangerous maneuvers.

Unfortunately, these types of unsafe driving practices often result in accidents that cause serious injuries and even fatalities.

Running stop signs occurs frequently on rural roads where drivers are typically driving faster and assume that there will be no other drivers coming from the other direction. Drivers that are distracted and not focused on the road ahead also run stop signs. Distracted driving is becoming one of the leading causes of traffic-related fatalities.

Substantial improvements in infrastructure can ease traffic congestion and reduce the frustration that can lead to impatience and aggressive driving. A driver who becomes impatient may become more inclined to make risky choices including speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating and preventing other cars to merge. The severity of the injuries that can occur in accidents at intersections cannot be overemphasized. Normally when a driver runs a stop sign, they hit the car from the side. These kinds of accidents can result in broken bones, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and paralysis.

Who Is at Fault?

When another driver fails to stop at a stop sign or red light and causes you serious injury, then you may be able to bring a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the responsible driver for negligence. We may be able to help you hold him or her responsible and recover compensation for your injuries.

Our experienced auto accident attorneys in Georgia can examine our clients’ accident scene to determine if there was adequate traffic management in place at the intersection. There may be a history of accidents that have occurred at this particular intersection due to improper safety devices installed. The intersection may require a traffic signal, not a stop sign, to adequately manage traffic there. In this case, the entity responsible for the management of the roadway may also be at fault for your accident.

Our attorneys here at Montlick and Associates may send investigators to the scene of an accident to gather evidence to use in a proving our client’s case. A Georgia auto accident attorney from our law firm can contact eyewitnesses to the accident and obtain a copy of the police report as well. All of this can be crucial to developing a case against a negligent driver.

Our experienced Atlanta and Georgia auto accident attorneys are 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 we 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.

Category: Auto Accidents

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