Georgia Auto Accident Lawyer

Dangerous or defective roads lead to Georgia automobile accidents

In large, populous cities like Atlanta or Duluth, Georgia, traffic is often highly congested. When roads and highways suffer from traffic congestion, it makes driving more dangerous. In 2003 alone, Fulton County reported 49,068 auto accidents to the Georgia Department of Transportation, while Gwinnett County reported 27,123.

Reported auto accidents in other Georgia counties include the following:

  • Chatham County: 247
  • Dougherty County: 3,848
  • Lowndes County: 3,738
  • Macon County: 247
  • Muscogee County: 8,450
  • Richmond County: 10,434

Georgia auto accident lawyers can help you after an accident

An auto accident lawyer from the firm of Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. can help you after an accident by investigating and reconstructing the accident to find out the causes and who is liable for your injuries. Accidents may be caused by negligent drivers, defective vehicles, dangerous roads, or a combination of these.

When an accident is caused by a dangerous or defective road design or condition, or by negligent road construction, then a city, county, municipality, or a construction company may be liable for the resulting harm. Our team of Georgia auto accident lawyers has substantial experience helping victims of accidents caused by dangerous roads, and we can help you obtain full compensation for your harm.

Traffic congestion causes dangerous roads in Georgia

One way you can help minimize your chances of being in an auto accident is to be aware of roads and highways with increased risks and take appropriate precautions. Some of the most highly congested highways and roads in Georgia include:

  • I-75 North
  • I-85 North and South
  • I-285 East and North
  • I-20 West
  • SR 400
  • SR 316
  • Alpharetta Road
  • SR 99
  • Duluth HWY-W Pike Street corridor
  • Gwinnett Scenic HWY
  • Jones Bridge Road
  • Haynes Bridge Road/ Main Street corridor

Georgia road crews are working on many of these roads to help ease traffic congestion. However, the necessary construction work, including lane widening, addition of ramp meters or HOV lanes, and interchange reconstruction, can worsen congestion and increase the likelihood of car accidents. Other common dangerous or defective road conditions include:

  • Objects in the road
  • Lack of guardrails
  • Failure to post necessary signs or warnings
  • Large drop-offs from road to shoulder
  • Pooling water or ice caused by defective road design or construction
  • Potholes or dangerously uneven roads

Helping Georgia injury & accident victims—One call, that’s all

Let a Georgia automobile accident lawyer from one of our eight locations help you with a free case review to determine the extent of your injuries and auto accident claim. Simply contact Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. online, click on Chat Live, or call us toll free at 1-888-579-1790.