Fatal Accidents Throughout Georgia
Fatal accidents are a tragic part of life. Every year, thousands of people die in vehicle crashes and other types of fatal accidents throughout Georgia.
Common Fatal Accidents
Among the most common fatal accidents in Georgia are motor vehicle collisions. According to statistics from 2017, there were almost 3,500 deadly car wrecks that year in the state. These crashes resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 victims and injured more than 32,000 people.
But people also come to harm through other means. In fact, it’s estimated that around 500 people died from accidental poisoning or asphyxiation in 2017 alone. The rate at which these two causes kill has actually increased over time – rising from 150 fatalities in 2007 to nearly 250 in 2017.
Fatal Fall Accidents & Injuries
Falls are another significant source of fatal accidents in Georgia. In fact, they’re the third most common type of deadly accident in the state. It’s estimated that around 300 people died from falls in 2017. These victims were primarily elderly, with those aged 65 and up accounting for more than two-thirds of all fatalities.
Fatal Workplace Accidents
Georgia also sees a fair share of fatal workplace accidents. Every year, hundreds of workers are killed while on the job. In 2017, there were almost 400 workplace fatalities in the state. The most dangerous industries for workers are construction, transportation and warehousing, and agriculture.
Who Covers The Expenses After A Tragic Loss?
No matter how someone dies, losing a loved one is always devastating. If you’ve lost someone in a fatal accident, you may be struggling to cope with your grief. You may also be wondering how you’ll pay for funeral expenses and other bills.
Get Experienced Help From A Trusted Georgia Personal Injury Attorney
An experienced Georgia wrongful death lawyer can help you recover the compensation you need and deserve. At Appalachian Injury Law, we have more than 20 years of experience helping families after a loved one’s death. We know what it takes to win these cases and get our clients the money they need to move forward.
Call us today at (706) 515-1995 or contact us online to schedule a FREE consultation. We do not charge a fee unless we win your case, so you have nothing to lose by reaching out.