Personal Injury Lawyer Atlanta, Georgia
Se Habla Español

Gwinnett County Accidents on the Rise

july 18 gwinnett county car accidentsGwinnett County is seeing an increase of car accidents.

Recent data, according to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, shows that in 2014 there were 36,094 total crashes, with 11,081 injuries and 55 deaths. In 2015, according to stats provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 32 deaths.

There could be a variety of reasons for these increases.

The Atlanta Regional Commission speculates that population increase and commute into regions of Atlanta play a role.

The daily vehicle miles traveled by Gwinnett County residents in 2015 was 22,716,760. According to the ARC, there is a continued increase of commuter traffic through suburban areas.

And, Gwinnett is a suburban county that has seen a booming amount of growth.

According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, Gwinnett County is the fastest growing county in metro Atlanta and currently is the second most populated county in the state with 877,222 residents.

With rapid growth in population, there's also more traffic and, unfortunately, more car wrecks.

The ARC recently suggested that individuals driving in the suburbs are generally moving faster than in the congested streets of downtown Atlanta - and are, therefore, more prone to accidents.

High speeds make a car accident more likely because it takes a longer distance to stop or slow down. They also make collisions more deadly because crash energy increases as speed goes up.

Speeding kills and we have to combat these startling statistics with safety on our roadways.

Here are a few tips to ensure your safety on the road:

  • Drive defensively
  • Wear your seatbelt
  • Don't drink and drive
  • Don't text and drive
  • Don't speed
  • Share the road
  • Be courteous

If you've been injured in a car accident Gwinnett County, fill out our free case evaluation.

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer: How do I find the best lawyer?

Categories: Posts
Civil Justice
Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
Nation's Premiere 2023
Client Champion Silver 2023
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Expertise Best Workers Compensation Lawyers in Atlanta 2024
Expertise Best Wrongful Death Attorneys in Atlanta 2024
Expertise Best Car Accident Lawyers in Norcross 2022
Expertise Best Workers Compensation Lawyers in John's Creek 2022
Expertise Best Car Accident Lawyers in Conyers 2021
Expertise Best Car Accident Lawyers 2019
America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum
Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers
Top 10 Nursing Home Trial Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Voted Best of Gwinnett 2020
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Avvo Clients' Choice
Avvo Clients Choice
10 Best Attorney 2023
Keenan Trial Institute
Better Business Bureau listing
Telly Awards