Walton County Car Accident Lawyer
In the year 2021, over 300,000 car accidents were reported in Georgia. As a result, over 100,000 people were injured and about 1600 people died in these car accidents. If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver in Walton County, Georgia, Benton & Benton is ready to fight for you every step of the way. We do not take attorney fees until we have won your car accident lawsuit.
Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents generally occur at a longer stretch of roads, like highways, or at intersections. Walton County, being the center of major states, has major highways and surface streets. Hence, our residents are highly susceptible to car crashes. Following are some major causes of road accidents in Walton County:
Drunk driving is the most common cause of car crashes across the U.S. According to a Forbes report, approximately 28 casualties are reported in America each day due to drunk driving. Drunk driving is dangerous and if you are caught driving under the influence, you may face serious penalties.
Sleepiness is the major cause of car crashes on highways. Drowsiness or fatigue can affect the driver’s attentiveness, ability to respond quickly and judgment in a situation. Research has shown after 17 hours of sleeplessness, drivers’ performance is equivalent to that of a drunk driver.
Not obeying traffic rules, switching lanes too quickly or aggressive driving is considered reckless driving. By driving recklessly, you are not only endangering your life but your loved ones’ life as well.
Ignoring speed limits and driving 10, 15 or 20 miles over the speed limit is very common. Losing control of the car or increased response time are common reasons for accidents while speeding.
Rain, snow and ice can make roads reduce traction in your tires, causing them to slide unexpectedly and hit other vehicles and objects across the roads. Using appropriate gear, like snow tires, is recommended to avoid weather effects while driving.
A distraction like using a mobile phone while driving is another common cause of car accidents.1 out of 4 accidents in the USA are caused by mobile usage while driving. While driving, using a mobile phone takes your hands off the steering wheel, causes you to look away from the road and affects your attentiveness. As a result, your attention is diverted and your response time is compromised.
Repercussions of Car Accidents
A car crash can permanently alter the way you live. It may compromise your quality of life and your physical and mental health can be affected. The effects of car crashes are sometimes fatal and it may leave you with irrecoverable financial or emotional loss.
Injuries caused by a car crash vary from case to case. Neck pain, head injury, knee injury, bone dislocations, cuts and bruises are some common injuries caused by a car accident. These injuries are recovered in a few days and don’t make your life difficult.
However, fractures, spinal injuries or limb loss are more severe injuries and may take years to recover and sometimes these injuries can permanently alter the way you live your life.
Car accidents are not always physically straining, they also affect your mental health. Depression, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are common problems observed after a car crash. The trauma of a car crash or difficult recovery from injuries might be the reasons for depression and anxiety and the patient might get afraid of driving again or sitting next to the driver.
The effects of a car crash are not limited to physical or mental health. A car crash often puts you in a long debt. Your car might be totaled and you will have to buy a new car, you might have to pay for heavy medical bills, or might not be able to attend your office due to physical injuries caused by the accident. All of this, combined, can put a financial strain on you for a long time.
What Should You Do After an Accident?
The first thing you should do after a car accident is stop the car and shut the engine. Next, you should call 911 and get yourself and your family checked by the first responders. After getting clearance from the medical staff, take pictures of the collision from all angles. It will help you in claiming compensation from the negligent driver. You can also contact Benton & Benton for car accident help.
How Benton & Benton Can Help You in Walton County, Georgia?
Benton & Benton is a personal injury firm in Walton County, Georgia. If you have been in a car accident or a truck accident, Benton & Benton is here to help you win your injury lawsuit.
Bartlett Benton, the co-founder of Benton & Benton, has extensive experience defending insurance companies and large corporations in defending personal injury lawsuits. Gene Benton has spent 16 years as a superior judge. Benton & Benton’s professional expertise gives us unique leverage and insight into personal injury lawsuits in Walton County.
Why Benton & Benton?
- We promise 100% client satisfaction. Attorneys at Benton & Benton are very selective toward working on cases. This allows them to have a focused client-attorney relationship.
- Our attorneys are dedicated to the people of Georgia.
- We will not charge any attorney fee until we win the case.
Contact our law office to get more information to discuss your car accident lawsuit with us.