Personal Injury Attorney Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. is Providing Legal Services in Duluth, GA

Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. Attorneys at Law is providing legal representation to those who have suffered a personal injury caused by car and pedestrian accidents in Duluth, GA.

According to statistics from the Georgia Department of Public Health, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury deaths and the second leading cause of hospitalizations and ER visits in Georgia. In 2017, motor vehicle traffic deaths were the leading cause of injury deaths for children and adults between 5 and 24 years of age and adults between 55 and 64 years of age. 2017 was also the year when Georgia had the 4th greatest number of traffic fatalities in the nation (1540).

There are many reasons for someone being in a car accident. The circumstances that surround car accidents can be wildly different with each party maintaining their innocence and trying to implicate the other side. During a trial, the judge holds the power to assign full or partial blame to either or both parties. They use their judgment to determine how much compensation is owed and to whom.

Distracted driving accounts for a lion’s share of all car accidents. Activities such as checking the phone, taking calls, replying to messages, reading, fiddling with grooming products, are a few of the reasons that someone could be preoccupied and ignore the road. The proliferation of smartphones has led to an increase in the instances of distracted driving as it is a huge reason for people choosing to take their attention off the road, even if it is for a split second. While driving, even a tiny amount of distraction is all it takes for an accident to occur.

The use of alcohol and other illicit substances and driving under their influence is also high on the list of reasons for car accidents. Alcohol impairs judgment to the point where an inebriated person is not capable of making a decision in their best interests. Once they have reached a high enough blood alcohol level they might decide to drive their car themselves instead of choosing to take a cab or riding with someone else. Once on the road, they are likely to ignore road signs and engage in speeding. In cases of drunk driving, the judge might decide to serve harsher punishments as drunk driving can usually be avoided by being responsible.

Some of the other prominent reasons for car accidents tend to be driving in poor weather conditions such as rain or snow, speeding, badly managed roads pockmarked with potholes, breaking traffic rules such as running stop signs, tailgating, running red lights, and not following other common-sense rules that have been put in place for the safety and convenience of all drivers on the road.

Those who have been in car accidents can suffer from serious injuries such as head traumas, spinal injuries, and whiplash. These injuries can be especially exacerbated if the driver and the occupants of the vehicle are not wearing seatbelts. The victim might feel alright for a few days after the accident but the shock and trauma that the body suffers manifests itself weeks or months after it has been through the ordeal. The law firm of Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. recommends that accident victims seek urgent medical help as soon as the accident happens as it can help victims strengthen their case when the time comes to claim fair compensation.

A spokesperson for the law firm talks about the firm’s services by saying, “A car accident is usually a once in a lifetime event that can have far-reaching ramifications for one’s health and finances. When you find yourself at the mercy of the courts and the insurance companies, your best bet is to have an experienced attorney on your side that not only knows their craft but also fights tooth and nail for your best interests. If you happen to live in our service area and are in need of legal representation, call us today. You will find out Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. is the best personal injury attorney Duluth GA has to offer.”


For more information about Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. - Duluth, contact the company here:

Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. - Duluth
Tim Derrickson
(404) 875-0900
4227 Pleasant Hill Rd #300, Duluth, GA 30096