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Atlanta drivers at risk of a fatal car accident?

Think there are more fatal auto accidents in Atlanta than rural parts of Georgia? Think again. At the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, we recently learned that drivers in Atlanta are less likely to be in a fatal motor vehicle accident than the rest of the state. A study conducted by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the same to be true for the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. These cities have fewer fatal auto accidents than the national average. But don't get too comfortable on the streets of Atlanta. The CDC report determined that more people died in Atlanta auto accidents than the national average.

The CDC based its findings on national motor vehicle accident data for 2009. That year, a total of 34,485 people died nationwide in auto accidents. That's 11.1 deaths per 100,000 people. In Atlanta, 64 people or 12.0 per 100,000 died in auto accidents that same year.

Such figures might seem frightening to Atlanta drivers. But compared to the rest of Georgia, Atlanta had fewer fatal auto accidents. In Georgia, 1,311 people - or 13.5 per 100,000 - died in auto accidents in 2009.

But no matter what the statistics, a serious accident can happen to anyone at any time. Just recently, a 59-year-old Atlanta woman died as a result of an auto accident that injured an Atlanta police officer. The fatal auto accident happened on Cascade Road in Atlanta while the police officer was responding to a call.

At the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, we understand the dangers drivers face every day. If you've been injured in an accident, allow a Georgia car accident attorney at our law firm to review your case with you. Even if your accident seems straightforward, there might be issues you haven't even considered, including whether to file an auto accident lawsuit in Georgia.

Atlanta may be safer statistically than the rest of Georgia. But accidents happen. Don't leave your future to chance. Take back control. Contact a Georgia auto accident lawyer who puts people first. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C., 3098 Breckinridge Boulevard, Duluth, GA 30096.

Huge snowstorms in Atlanta create dangerous sidewalks

Atlanta has received much more snow than usual this winter. In January alone, one storm dropped more than 8 inches of snow, significantly more than Atlanta's average annual snowfall of 2.9 inches per year, according to data gathered between 1971 and 2000. And with all that snow comes all sorts of problems, including dangerous sidewalks.

Atlanta dangerous sidewalks often result in slip and fall accidents. If you were injured, you need an Atlanta lawyer who can protect your rights. Don't hesitate to contact an experienced Atlanta attorney with our firm.

As snow and ice build up on sidewalks, walking on them becomes more and more hazardous. Most people shovel their sidewalks. But some property owners leave sidewalks covered with snow and impossible to walk on. As a result, people are forced to walk in the street, often times resulting in pedestrian accidents. At the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C., an Atlanta, GA, attorney is ready to put experience and resources to work for you.

Atlanta slip and fall accidents have become a serious risk this winter. And the consequences can be serious. Each year, slip and fall accidents cause more than one million injuries and kill more than 17,000 people nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Atlanta slip and fall accidents demand serious attention. Have you been injured on a dangerous sidewalk? Unsure what to do? Confused? Scared? Don't be a victim. Fight back. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays.

When you choose Gary Martin Hays, you get an Atlanta law firm that thoroughly understands Georgia's complex legal system. Our experienced attorneys know what it takes to win dangerous sidewalk cases throughout Georgia. Choose a law firm that knows how to get results: the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays.