AAA has released its 2021 Holiday Travel predictions and is expecting to see a three-fold increase over 2020 travel volume. According to the auto group, 109 million Americans can be expected to travel at least 50 miles from home to celebrate the upcoming holiday, an increase of 27.7 million over 2020 and just shy of pre-pandemic 2019 levels.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
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Auto accidents injure and kill thousands of people in Georgia every year. Have you been injured in an accident? Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance is here to help. Please call 404-760-7400 to schedule a free consultation at one of our Atlanta offices.
When you are injured in a car accident, you may be surprised by how quickly insurance offers to settle. Bear in mind that if you accept an insurance offer, you waive your right to seek additional compensation. The insurance companies know this. That’s part of their motivation.
Injury and accident lawsuits may take just a few short months to settle, but most take around a year. In complex cases, it may take two to three years to come to a verdict.
According to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, fatal pedestrian accidents in our state increased 27% between 2007 and 2016, a time when fatalities for all other accidents saw a 14% decrease. 16% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in Georgia in 2016 involved pedestrians, an increase of only 1% over 2015.
Accidents involving two or more passenger vehicles are much different than accidents involving passenger vehicles and trucks. Accidents involving semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are often fatal for the occupants of smaller vehicles. When not, they are typically much more injurious.