Lawrenceville is a suburb of Atlanta that has a lot to offer. Incorporated in 1821, it is the second-oldest city in the metro area. Lawrenceville was named after the commander of the frigate Chesapeake during the War of 1812, James Lawrence, and Ezzard Charles – who became the World Heavyweight boxing champion in 1950 when he defeated Joe Louis – was born here. Another citizen highlight in Lawrenceville is Oliver Hardy of Laurel and Hardy fame, who lived in the city during his childhood years. Lawrenceville is the kind of safe city that is well loved for its many parks and its laid-back suburban feel.
Because dangerous accidents can happen anywhere, however, they can also happen here. You should always reach out to an experienced Lawrenceville personal injury attorney if someone else’s negligence leaves you or someone you love injured.
While the scenery is beautiful and the weather is fine in the Lawrenceville area, you should expect serious traffic. Atlanta is well known for having some of the worst traffic in the country, and it can’t help but spill over on Lawrenceville. According to media sources, Lawrenceville ranks third in terms of bad commutes to Atlanta. Traffic in the area helps to ensure what should be a 36-minute commute often takes more than an hour.
With that kind of traffic come traffic accidents, and some of the most dangerous spots in Lawrenceville include:
- The intersection of Duluth Highway and Riverside Parkway
- The intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and Suwanee Road
- The intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and Sugarloaf Parkway – If the exits for the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and Sugarloaf Parkway and Lawrenceville Highway and Suwanee Road, which are just 1,000 feet apart, were combined, they would take top billing for the most traffic accidents in Gwinnett County.
Traffic accidents represent one of the primary risk factors in Lawrenceville.
The Atlanta area is a boat lover’s paradise, but boating accidents happen, and they can be exceptionally dangerous. When the person behind the wheel of the boat you are on or a boat you share the waterway with fails to follow the rules of safe boating, it puts everyone on the water at increased risk.
While boating is part of what makes Lawrenceville a great place to call home, it also contributes to the level of risk you’ll experience.
Slip and Fall Accidents
When commercial property owners and managers fail to maintain their premises in the reasonably safe condition that is necessary to afford visitors like you safe passage, it can lead to dangerous slip and fall accidents as well as other kinds of premises liability claims. Lawrenceville has a lot to offer in terms of dining experiences, shopping, and nightlife, but inadequate maintenance of commercial premises can be a concern.
The Other Party’s Negligence
If you have a personal injury claim, it is based on the other party’s negligence, and when it comes to traffic and boating accidents, this negligence can take many dangerous forms.
Distraction often plays a dangerous role in both traffic and boating accidents. Both motorists and skippers need to train their complete attention on the job at hand, and any distractions can prove life-threatening.
Impairment – Alcohol can impair a driver’s ability to make good decisions whether they are behind the wheel of a car or a boat, and it can also diminish their impulse control. This is in addition to the physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments associated with alcohol, which increase with the amount of consumption.
Speed kills – whether the driver is manning a car or a boat. The higher the speed, the greater the chance there is that an accident will occur and the greater the risk that the accident will prove fatal.
When the person driving a car or boat is impaired by exhaustion, they can experience difficulties that are very similar to those experienced by drunk drivers. In other words, drowsy drivers are far more dangerous than you may realize.
If you are injured by someone else’s negligence, the physical, financial, and emotional losses you face can include all the following:
- Property damage to your vehicle or vessel
- Medical bills that may include expenses related to ongoing healthcare needs, secondary health concerns, complications, and more
- Lost income that can include career losses and lost earning potential
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering that can have lasting psychological consequences
Turn to an Experienced Lawrenceville Personal Injury Attorney for the Help You Need
The formidable Lawrenceville personal injury attorneys at Spaulding Injury Law have the experience, keen legal skill, and drive to help effectively and efficiently guide your claim toward an optimal outcome. Please don’t wait to contact us online or call us at 770-744-0890 for more information today.