According to data from County Health Rankings, 85% of Bartow County residents drove alone to work in 2014 , which is a good indicator of the relative usage of mass transit and the increased potential to be injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash.
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Accidents in Bartow County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Bartow County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
When an accident happens in Bartow County, it is important to do the following immediately:
- Remain at the crash scene;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Call the police;
- Exchange information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
- Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.
After a Bartow County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.
What to do after a serious injury accident in Bartow County
When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Bartow County, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a Bartow County personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.
In Bartow County, the statistics for 2014, provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, are:
- Fatalities: 21
- Injuries: 1168
- Crashes: 3739
- Speed-related fatal crashes: 1
These disturbing statistics should concern us all, since Georgians should expect that our roadways are getting safer, yet data shows this isn't always the case.
If the Georgia State Patrol investigated the crash, we will complete an Accident Report Release form to begin the process of getting a copy. As Bartow County injury attorneys, we meet the requirements to access Georgia traffic crash reports.
The Bartow County Superior Court and state court offices, located in Cartersville, Georgia, are responsible for recording and maintaining all the filed documents for criminal and civil proceedings. They oversee the filing of case documents, both in office and during the court proceedings.
Most recent accident reports
Former drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Burns is dead at 64 after his car hit a mailbox and a tree in Cartersville, Georgia. The single vehicle crash occurred shortly before midnight on Friday.
A Rome pastor was killed in a fatal crash on Sunday evening.
Georgia State Patrol charged 47-year-old Michele Blum with first degree homicide in connection with a fatal crash that occurred near the Floyd county line Sunday night.