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A car crash is not just a stressful experience — a serious accident can also lead to significant injuries that require hospitalization, surgery, and rehabilitation. After a crash, it is important that you seek out an experienced attorney who may be able to help you recover compensation for medical bills, property damages and more.
At Morgan & Morgan, we have the experience needed to gather and present evidence that can help to support your claim. Our lawyers regularly consult medical experts who can help support our findings, which may increase your chances of being able to successfully pursue a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent driver and recover compensation.
Causes of Car Crashes
Chatham County had 14.87 fatal crashes per 100,000 people in 2016. Nearly half of these fatal accidents were single car crashes while nearly a third of known passenger vehicles involved in fatal wrecks were due at least in part to a lack of seatbelt use. There are a variety of ways that a motor vehicle wreck may occur, including the following:
Distracted driving including drivers talking on the phone, texting, or rubbernecking;
Recklessness or aggressive driving including speeding, tailgating, failure to yield, unsafe lane changes, failure to signal, wrong-way driving, road rage, and street racing;
Negligence including accidentally running stop signs and running red lights;
Drowsy drivers including those who have under slept and those taking medicine that causes drowsiness;
Impaired drivers including driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs;
Defective parts including faulty brakes, tires, steering, suspension, and safety equipment;
Unmaintained automobiles including improperly secured materials, bad brakes, broken signal light, and non-functional headlight;
Inclement weather including snow, sleet, hail, rain, wind, ice, and fog;
Roadway design including hazard visibility, traffic flow, road surfaces, improper striping, defective traffic control devices, and insufficient shoulder; and
Road conditions including poor road maintenance, debris on the road, faulty signage, construction, and potholes.
Contact Our Savannah Car Accident Attorneys
At Morgan & Morgan, our car crash attorneys have achieved tremendous success on behalf of clients who were severely injured in automobile wrecks. Our lawyers take insurance companies to task and hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.