Georgia Traffic Accident Statistics By County

The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) recently released its county-specific data for Georgia traffic accidents. Fayette County reported 2,927 crashes in 2013, up from 2,499 the previous year. Of those crashes, 812 resulted in serious injuries and eight resulted in fatalities.

The reported fatalities in Fayette County did not include any motorcyclists, a first for the past two years. However, that year the county saw its first two pedestrian fatalities in the past five years.

Unsurprisingly, Fulton County saw the highest rate of traffic crashes and fatalities of all the Georgia counties. In 2013, 54,385 crashes were reported, following a 4-year trend of increasing accidents. Injuries decreased slightly from the previous year with 14,304 serious injuries reported. Fatalities have risen slightly over the past three years with 85 reported in 2013.

Other Georgia counties with high crash and fatality rates include the following.

  • Gwinnett: 34,109 crashes, 10,247 injuries, 45 fatalities
  • Dekalb: 33,136 crashes, 9,563 injuries, 70 fatalities
  • Cobb - 23,493 crashes, 7,459 injuries, 59 fatalities

Injury after a Georgia Car Accident

After going over Georgia traffic accident statistics, it is needless to say that we are all susceptible to a car crash in Georgia. This can happen at any time, and it may leave a victim with severe personal injuries. If your accident was the result of someone else's negligence, your damages might be compensated through a Georgia personal injury claim.

When you file a claim for damages after a traffic accident, the insurer will send an adjuster to evaluate your claim. Often, however, an adjuster will underestimate the value of your claim. Therefore, before you file a claim, you may want to get the help of an attorney.

When you hire a Peachtree City car accident lawyer, your lawyer can investigate your case, and help estimate the value of your claim. If an adjuster does not offer you the money you deserve, your lawyer can attempt to negotiate with the insurance company for you. If these negotiations fail, you may choose to pursue damages in a formal court of law, with which your lawyer can also assist you.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.