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Who may be at fault for road traffic accidents?

On Behalf of | Apr 25, 2024 | Car Wrecks, Injuries |

Injuries due to road traffic accidents can drastically change the lives of victims. They can incur a disability, lose their jobs, and deal with physical, emotional, mental and financial suffering.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), human error causes various risks to road traffic safety. The WHO went on to say that the people who may be at fault are not always those who are behind the wheel.

Negligent drivers

Drivers primarily cause road traffic threats when they commit traffic violations. They exhibit negligence when they go over the speed limit and ignore using safety devices such as seat belts, child restraints and motorcycle helmets.

Distracted driving is also a huge problem because it takes away the driver’s focus on the road when they are eating or using their cellphone. Additionally, a major traffic offense is driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other intoxicating substances.

Manufacturers of unsafe vehicles

Meanwhile, vehicles that do not meet production standards and safety regulations may cause greater risks of accidents and injuries. Therefore, manufacturers can ensure that their vehicles are safe by including effective seat belts, air bags and electronic stability controls.

Makers of unsafe roads

Moreover, unkept roads and those with risky designs can be dangerous. Consequently, the people responsible for building and maintaining roads should practice compliance to enhance safety. They can also add cycling lanes, footpaths, and crossing points in strategic and safe locations.

Law enforcement and medical providers

In addition, concerned authorities can cause road safety threats when they fail to enforce traffic laws. The same goes for emergency medical providers when they give delayed treatments to high-risk victims.

Seeking compensation and healing

Suffering from a road traffic crash can bring about misery and distress. In Georgia, there is a two-year period from the date of the accident to claim damages for personal injury. Pursuing compensation will not just help you recover expenses and lost wages, it may also help mitigate your suffering so that you can heal and restart your life.


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