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Laws designed to prevent an auto accident in Georgia? Get the grade

Just how strict are the laws designed to prevent an auto accident in Georgia? Are they among the toughest in the nation? Or are they some of the weakest? A recent national safety study recently gave Georgia an average grade for injury prevention. On a scale of 10, Georgia received a score of six. The highest grade of nine went to California and New York. Montana and Ohio received the lowest grade of two.

The same study entitled "The Facts Hurt" also included each state's rank in a state-by-state analysis of injury fatality rates for 2007 through 2009. Georgia ranked 22nd in the nation. A total of 61.4 people per 100,000 died due to a fatal injury during that time period. New Mexico had the highest injury fatality rate nationwide, with 97.8 deaths per 100,000 people.

"Seat belts, helmets, drunk driving laws and a range of other strong prevention policies and initiatives are reducing injury rates around the country," Amber Williams, Executive Director of the Safe States Alliance, said in a recent article focusing on "The Facts Hurt" report.  "However, we could dramatically bring down rates of injuries from motor vehicles, assaults, falls, fires and a range of other risks even more if more states adopted, enforced and implemented proven policies.  Lack of national capacity and funding are major barriers to states adopting these and other policies."

Georgia drivers face a wide range of hazards on the road every day. Recently, a mother and daughter died in a fatal Macon, Ga. auto accident when the vehicle they were riding in collided with a train shortly before Memorial Day, according to

At the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, a Georgia car accident attorney at our law firm can work with you and design a strategy suited for your specific legal needs.

Georgia has unique laws governing auto accidents. That's why you need a skilled lawyer who knows our state's legal system and can help evaluate your case to determine the best course of action, including whether to file an auto accident lawsuit in Georgia.

Serious accidents demand serious attention. This may be your only opportunity for justice. Seize it. Contact a Georgia auto accident lawyer who will fight for your rights. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C., 3098 Breckinridge Boulevard, Duluth, GA 30096.