Often called “The Heart of Georgia” because it is almost the exact geographic center of the Peach State, Macon’s location means a lot of traffic on our roads. With Savannah to the South on I-16, Atlanta to the north on I-75, and I-475 in the middle of it all, it’s no surprise that motor vehicle accidents happen at an alarming rate. And it’s not just people who are passing through Bibb County that get hurt. On their way to get groceries at Kroger, drop their kids at Springdale, see an exhibit at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, or visit a doctor at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, locals are just as likely to be involved in a car wreck.
At the Mann Law Firm, we have successfully represented victims throughout Middle Georgia who have been injured in traffic crashes. If you have been hurt in a Macon car accident or Macon motorcycle accident or Macon truck accident, you can rely on our experience for legal guidance. A graduate of Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, Attorney David Mann practiced insurance defense work early in his career, which gives him distinctive insight into both sides of the legal process and can be very advantageous to plaintiffs. He knows how the Georgia legal system operates and will work closely with you every step of the way. For more than 50 years, the Mann Law Firm has been helping injured clients put their lives back on track, and we are ready to help you.
Whether in Tharpe Heights or Bowden Hills, a serious vehicle accident in Macon can turn your life upside-down. It happens to people every day from every angle – side impact, head-on and rear-end collision. In the winter, drivers have to contend with black ice; in the summer, they have to be cautious of the sun’s glare. Approximately 1,300 people across Georgia were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2013 (part of 30,000 nationwide fatalities), which was estimated to cost $14 million in medical expenses and $1.61 billion in work loss costs. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, that year saw over 5,600 crashes and over 2,000 injuries just in Bibb County.
These accidents commonly happen due to negligence, recklessness, or impairment on the part of a driver, dangerous or substandard road conditions and defective vehicles. More specifically, Macon vehicle accidents happen due to:
- Distracted driving (eating, texting, adjusting GPS)
- Drunk, buzzed, or drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Unsafe lane changes
- Wrong-way driving
- Road rage/aggressive driving
- Potholes/tire blowouts
- Street racing.
Young drivers are also a big issue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens and, per mile driven, teenage drivers are four times more likely to get into a fatal car accident than motorists over age 20. Crash risks increase for those teens who are newly licensed, those who are driving with other teens as passengers, and those who are male. It’s a difficult problem to solve, because new teen drivers hit the road each year.
So, the next time you’re heading to Cracker Barrel for breakfast or Ingleside for pizza, remember that it only takes one negligent driver to drastically change your plans. Whether it’s a hit-and-run, a drunk driver, or a distracted motorist who T-bones you, contact the Macon Mann Law Firm vehicle accident attorneys today at or through our online form for a free initial consultation about your legal options. You may be entitled to a variety of damages, including compensation for medical costs, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If a loved one has died after an accident or injury caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, we can assist you in determining whether you have a valid claim and, if so, guide you through the legal process. We have represented many survivors of wrongful death victims and we know how to do so skillfully, yet compassionately. Because each case has its own unique set of circumstances, we invite anyone who has been the victim of a Macon auto accident to contact us to schedule a free case consultation.
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