In Georgia, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend turned out to be deadlier this year than last, as 15 people were killed in vehicle crashes across the state. In 2010, 13 people perished in automobile or truck accidents on Georgia roadways.
While the numbers sound high, and the deaths are certainly tragic, there are hundreds of others who can be thankful they came out of their accidents safely. From Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27, there were 434 crashes reportedly handled by the Georgia State Patrol, resulting in 247 injuries. That doesn’t count wrecks that were not reported or that were handled by other authorities.
Everyone who drives or is a passenger in a vehicle needs to be exceedingly careful during holiday periods. With more traffic on the road, more drunk drivers on the road, and people hurrying to get where they think they need to be, accidents can happen.
If you are injured in a car accident, you need someone on your side to make sure you get the insurance benefits and repairs, as well as medical treatment and compensation you need. For more information on your rights, contact personal injury attorneyDavid Van Sant, an Alpharetta accident lawyer who will help you get what you deserve.