The population of DeKalb County rose from 692,000 in 2010 to 722,000 in 2014. In that same period, vehicle miles traveled rose from 21,057,000 to 21,135,000. In that same time frame, traffic crashes rose from 23,172 to 38,627.
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Accidents in DeKalb County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In DeKalb 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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb County
When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in DeKalb 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 DeKalb County personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.
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In DeKalb County, the statistics for 2014, provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, are:
Speed-related fatal crashes: 11
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 DeKalb 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.