Sometimes you have a chance to brace for impact because you see that other vehicle coming right at you. Other times, the loud bang is a big surprise. Initial reactions often range from annoyance at the inconvenience to gratefulness that it wasn’t worse, always peppered with a bit of shock that it happened at all. But vehicle accidents do happen — throughout the country, around the state, and right here in Dublin.
In 2013, approximately 1,300 Georgians were killed in motor vehicle wrecks (part of 30,000 nationwide fatalities), which was estimated to cost $14 million in medical expenses and $1.61 billion in work losses. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, that year saw almost 1,200 crashes and 472 injuries in Laurens County alone. It’s certainly no surprise that motor vehicle collisions happen across Dublin, given its service by major routes US Highway 441, GA Highway 319, US Highway 80, and Interstate 16.
When those accidents happen because of someone else’s negligence, talk to a Laurens County auto accident lawyer who knows how the Georgia legal system operates and can help you get the maximum amount of recovery. At the Mann Law Firm, we have successfully represented victims throughout Middle Georgia who have been injured in traffic crashes as well as the families of those who have been killed by a reckless driver. If you have been hurt in a Dublin car accident, Dublin truck accident, or Dublin motorcycle 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 unique insight into both sides of the legal process and can be very advantageous to plaintiffs.
A population of 15,600 and a role as regional employer for several large distribution centers mean that there are many people traveling along Dublin’s streets at any time. College students attending classes at the Dublin Center, armchair genealogists researching the collections at the Laurens County Library, and tourists visiting the Dublin Commercial Historic District all mingle with locals getting a bite at Deano’s or shopping the sales on Main Street. Any of them can cause an accident; any of them can be a victim in one.
Whether in Moores or Harlow, a serious vehicle accident in any Dublin neighborhood can leave your life in disarray. No matter the time of day or the weather, cars are rear-ended, T-boned, hit head-on. Drivers and passengers are subject to serious injury, as are pedestrians and bicyclists. If you were injured in a Dublin car accident due to someone else’s irresponsible behavior, or your loved one was hurt or sustained fatal injuries, you need an attorney who will listen to what happened and investigate the circumstances to provide the best representation possible.
Traffic accidents are commonly caused by negligence, recklessness, driver impairment, dangerous road conditions, and defective vehicles. More specifically, Dublin vehicle accidents happen due to:
- Aggressive driving/road rage
- Distracted driving (eating, texting, adjusting GPS)
- Driver inexperience
- Drowsy driving
- Drunk, buzzed, or drugged driving
- Running traffic control devices such as stop signs and red lights
- Street racing
- Tire blowouts
- Unsafe lane changes.
Careless drivers are everywhere, and their actions can change your life in a split-second. It could be an intoxicated driver, a hit-and-run, a distracted motorist, or any number of other negligent behaviors that make it a good idea for you to meet with an experienced Dublin car crash lawyer for help.
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, we pledge to work closely with you every step of the way. 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 Dublin GA auto accident to contact us at 478-742-3381 to schedule a free case consultation.
Involvement in a vehicle crash can lead to trying days ahead, and you may be asking how often do car accident cases go to court? While the last thing you want to do is drag out the process and delay receipt of payments for medical expenses, replacement of property, and other potential damages, sometimes going to court may be your best option to get......