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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.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents cost Georgia $1.55 billion each year

Georgia has the fourth highest price tag in the nation for fatal motor vehicle crashes, according to a recent study. Deadly motor vehicle accidents cost Georgia $1.55 billion each year. That's nearly $160 per person annually statewide!

What would you do if a loved one died in a motor vehicle accident? Is your family considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit? You need an experienced Georgia wrongful death lawyer on your side. You need the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. Serving clients in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, our experienced Atlanta auto accident attorneys can give you the attention you rightfully deserve. Allow us to help your family  get back on track. Contact a Georgia auto accident lawyer with years of experience standing up for clients. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates.

In 2008, 37,261 people died nationwide in motor vehicle accidents within 30 days of the crash, according to the most recent statistics. Measuring how hard each death affects families is impossible. But you can put a price tag on the financial impact of a fatal motor vehicle crash. And the numbers are startling: $41 billion in lost work and medical expenses nationwide each year, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For families in Georgia who suffer such a loss, a wide variety of issues need to be addressed. How will your family pay for medical expenses related to the accident? How will you pay for the funeral? And what about the future? How will your family support itself? How will you survive?

Many people simply want to resolve these issues immediately and decide to settle as quickly as possible with insurance companies. When they do so, they sometimes do not get the full compensation they rightfully deserve.

Knowing what to do after a fatal motor vehicle accident can be confusing. Don't despair. We can help. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. We're ready to work for you.