The Christmas and New Years travel period is always a busy period on Georgia’s highways and roadways. The 2021-2022 season proved to be no exception. Traffic fatalities saw a slight increase throughout the most recent travel season.
The Christmas travel season began at 6 pm on Thursday, December 23, 2021, and ended the following Sunday, December 26, 2021. During that 78-hour period, at least 16 people were killed on Georgia roads according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That was five less than the previous Christmas travel season in 2020.
The 78-hour travel period for New Year’s resulted in 15 traffic fatalities as of the writing of this blog on January 3, 2022. The same period last year resulted in 12 fatalities.
The 2021 Thanksgiving travel period resulted in 20 people dying in car crashes on Georgia Roadways. The 2020 Thanksgiving travel period resulted in 24 car-crash-related deaths.
Family members of those killed in traffic accidents may have a claim against the at-fault driver. This type of claim is called a wrongful death claim. The injury attorneys at Jarrett & Price bring these claims regularly on behalf of family members of a lost loved one. Although money will not replace your lost family member, it does apply some accountability to the at-fault driver.
For more information on these types of claims, visit the following pages on our website.
- Fatal Accidents
- What is a Wrongful Death Claim
- What is the Value of a Life under Georgia Law?
- The SCRT Report following a Fatal Accident in Georgia
In this New Year, the Auto Accident Injury Attorneys at Jarrett & Price will work tirelessly to hold drivers who cause injuries or death to others accountable. Last year we recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and their families. The path to safer roadways in Georgia is by holding those accountable who fail.