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16 Sep / 2021

Car Accident Fatalities Rise Despite Less Driving During the Pandemic

Car Accidents

Recent reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that traffic fatalities were on the rise in 2020 despite fewer miles driven due to changes in how we live during a pandemic. With many people staying home due to safer-at-home protocols, remote work, distance learning, and restrictions on gathering, it was logical that there would be a collective reduction in miles driven during the pandemic, but that does not explain why there were more car accident fatalities. With these increasing fatality rates, having an experienced Atlanta wrongful death attorney handle your claim is vital. Safety administrations and boards are sure to continue monitoring trends in traffic incidents and fatalities going forward.

You may have many questions regarding your car accident case, especially if it involved the death of a loved one. Gilormo Injury Law is known for handling all cases with respect and dignity. If you have experienced a loss from a car accident, you should contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law to discuss your claim. 

Re-Emerging From the Pandemic and Quarantine: Getting Used to Driving Again

It may sound silly to some to have to get used to driving again after a period of infrequent driving, but many people experience this. Since we have been driving fewer miles and less often during the pandemic, it is important to take extra precautions and ensure safe driving practices. Obey traffic laws, remain alert on the roadways, and be aware of hazards. Another consideration in resuming roadway travel around town is the use of rideshare services. Rest assured that Amber’s team handles these types of cases as well should the need arise. 

Together we can keep our Atlanta area roadways safe! If you happen to be involved in a car accident, discussing your claim with an Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you focus on your total recovery. Gilormo Injury Law will make sure the details of your case are addressed to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Why Are Car Accidents and Fatalities on the Rise?

NHTSA reports that car accidents and fatalities from those accidents are on the rise due to an increase in unsafe driving practices. Common unsafe driving practices that contribute to car accident fatalities include:

  • Distracted driving, including talking on phones, texting, or using phones for other purposes while driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of intoxicating substances such as alcohol or drugs 

If your car accident results in the death of a loved one, having a compassionate and diligent Atlanta wrongful death attorney on your side can make all the difference. At Gilormo Injury Law we pour our hearts out fighting for our clients, especially when they have faced devastating consequences due to the negligence of someone else.

Contact an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer 

Gilormo Injury Law handles car accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death cases, among other matters. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, you should contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer to discuss your case. Contact us by calling 770-670-5935 or completing our online form.  We have an office in Alpharetta and Cumming for your convenience.

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