It’s no secret that many people face mobility challenges as they get older. Falls are a significant source of injury for seniors. What many people may not realize, however, is that falls are also associated with a greater risk of motor vehicle accidents in older adults. While this may seem like a stretch, experienced car accident lawyers will tell you the common causes for falls in senior citizens are also the same hinderances that can make driving difficult.
A recent study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) revealed that older individuals with a history of falling are 40% more likely to be involved in senior citizen related car crashes.
Just last year, Georgia was ranked 18th out of the top 20 states with the highest motorcycle fatality rate. Any motorcycle accident attorney understands that motorcyclists are at a high risk of experiencing an accident – fatal or otherwise. It is also important to consider the long-lasting impact a motorcycle injury can have on a person while they work through recovery and any necessary rehabilitation.
Motorcyclists are almost 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in an accident and five times more likely to be injured.
The personal injury lawyers in our Marietta office often represent the devastated family members of motorcycle crash victims.
There are some common elements among the causes of these accidents: Continue reading