According to data from County Health Rankings, 76% of Clayton 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 Clayton County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Clayton 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 Clayton 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 Clayton 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 Clayton County
When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Clayton 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 Clayton County personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.
In Clayton County, the statistics for 2014, provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, are:
Speed-related fatal crashes: 6
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.
When a crash occurs, its location and severity determine which law enforcement agency responds.
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 Clayton County injury attorneys, we meet the requirements to access Georgia traffic crash reports.
The personal injury attorneys at the Weinstein Firm know from years of experience that it is important for accident victims to get all the help they need, in the legal, emotional, and medical realms, to fully support their recovery and help them move forward.
Most recent accident reports
Officer Darryl Wallace was responding to a prowler call when he swerved to miss another car. He lost control of his vehicle and crashed into some trees. The circumstances of the crash are still under investigation. Wallace had only been on the force for about a year.