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Georgia teenage drivers put people at risk. Solution to this crisis?

Teenagers literally think differently. Increasing scientific evidence has found that teens' brains are physically different from adults and still developing. That's why teenagers often do things that make people think, "What were they thinking?"

On the road, that can translate into erratic behavior behind the wheel. That's why many states have strict laws specifically for teen drivers. Georgia has laws governing teenage drivers designed to keep everyone on the road accident free. Such laws limit when teens in Georgia under 18 years old can drive. Teenage drivers in Georgia must also have no major traffic violations in order to obtain a full driver's license.

Such laws may sound strict. But they aren't tough enough, according to a recent study advocating nationwide phased-in teen driving rules. If every state had tougher phased-in teen driving laws, an estimated 2,000 traffic fatalities each year nationwide could be prevented, according to a detailed study done by the National Safety Council, which researched the issue for the Allstate Foundation.

Auto accidents involving teenage drivers in Georgia can happen in an instant. But the effects can last a lifetime. Unsure what to do? You need an experienced Atlanta teen auto accident attorney on your side. You need the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. Serving clients in Georgia, our knowledgeable attorneys have worked with many accident victims to help them decide what to do, including whether to file an auto accident lawsuit in Atlanta, GA. An auto accident can be overwhelming. You might not be able to work for weeks or months. You may become physically disabled. Don't suffer in silence. Take action. Contact an Atlanta auto accident attorney who demands justice. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates.

An estimated 41 lives in Georgia could be saved every year if every state nationwide adopted tougher phased-in teen driving privileges, according to the Allstate Foundation. Countless more injuries could be prevented too. Don't leave your future to chance. If you've been injured in an auto accident, take back control. Contact a law firm eager to work for you. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates.

Christopher Hamer-Hodges was hit at the intersection of Peachtree Road GA

March 6, 2012, Atlanta, GA - A bicyclist was hit by a drunk driver at approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning in Buckhead and sustained serious injuries including a broken leg, broken ribs and possible head trauma, according to the AJC news article.

Christopher Hamer-Hodges was hit at the intersection of Peachtree Road and West Paces Ferry by an intoxicated driver. David Seigel was driving under the influence when he hit the cyclist.

Hamer-Hodges was thrown from the bike and quickly taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for urgent care. Seigel did not stop and was later pulled over by police where he was given a breathalyzer. He blew a 1.42 ad was charged with DUI, reckless driving and following too closely, according to the news report.

Gary Martin Hays has given away over 1000 bicycle helmets and sponsored hundreds of public service announcements about bike safety to help prevent the tragedies such as this one.

"I have seen so many terrible bicycle accidents and my law firm is very active and supportive of educating the community on bicycle safety. We hate to see these victims suffer, as the injuries they sustain usually are so severe," said Hays.

Bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians are at great risk when traveling along Atlanta roads, especially at night when the risk of drunk drivers on the road increase. Other motorists often fail to notice pedestrians and cyclists, putting them at serious risk for injury and fatality. The impact of an accident such as this can leave permanent physical and emotional damage.

Don't waste another minute wondering if the insurance company will compensate you for your injuries. Call the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays for your free legal consultation. Our expertly trained staff knows exactly how to help you through this difficult time and we will make sure you are represented fairly. You have nothing to lose: 1-800-898-HAYS

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