Dangerous Roads Can Cause an Atlanta Auto Accident
In a city mileage report for 2009, the Georgia Department of Transportation reported that the roads statewide total 54,746 lane miles, with daily vehicle miles traveled amounting to almost 120 million. Atlanta alone represents close to 1,100 lane miles with daily vehicle miles traveled running at almost 12 million—about 10 percent for the entire state. The congestion on Atlanta roads can add an extra degree of risk to any danger on the road.
If you are involved in an accident anywhere in Georgia, an Atlanta auto accident lawyer at Henry Spiegel Milling LLP can conduct a thorough investigation of all possible causes to help determine the most effective way to pursue your case.
Common Roadway Dangers Are Magnified on City Streets
Drivers in Atlanta and throughout Georgia encounter dangerous road conditions every day, such as the following:
Potholes: Hitting a large pothole can send a car careening out of control. Often hidden under water or beneath another vehicle, they are particularly difficult to see in heavy traffic on city streets.
Construction hazards: Road construction results in foreign objects on the road and causes sudden changes in traffic patterns that are not always well marked in advance. Even on the open road, avoiding these hazards can be difficult. These dangers are enhanced on congested city roads that require drivers to focus more closely on the traffic around them.
- Poor roadway design: Even well-maintained roads can pose risks due to poor design. They may be insufficiently lit, have too many curves that limit the ability of drivers to see traffic far enough in front of their vehicles, or have surfaces not designed to prevent hydroplaning when wet.
Our Auto Accident Lawyers in Atlanta Can Help You
Any serious injury can add complexity to your life and make you feel vulnerable. When roadway hazards add to the causes of an accident, establishing liability can be complicated. Georgia comparative negligence law permits victims to pursue compensation only if they are less than 50 percent at fault. State law also requires victims to pursue compensation based on the percentage of liability for each responsible party, which may include municipalities responsible for the roadways.
The attorneys at Henry Spiegel Milling LLP have extensive experience pursuing compensation for complex auto accident situations. We conduct thorough investigations to establish the liability of everyone involved. When roadway hazards contribute to accidents, we pursue compensation from those responsible for the hazard. One settlement brought more than $3 million to victims of an improperly designed and constructed roadway.
Contact an Auto Accident Lawyer at Henry Spiegel Milling LLP Today
The outcome of any car accident lawsuit can change your life. An experienced, skilled Georgia attorney can help ensure that outcome is positive. At Henry Spiegel Milling LLP, our attorneys represent victims of car accidents in Atlanta, Decatur, Stone Mountain, and anywhere in the state of Georgia.