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Georgia Expressway Car Accident Lawyers

Expressway accidents are among the most serious wrecks that occur on Georgia highways. Vehicles are generally traveling at high rates of speed, and drivers have a much harder time controlling their vehicle once the accident sequence begins. The lawyers at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC have handled many car accident cases which have occurred on expressways, and are particularly qualified to deal with the many issues involved in high-speed wrecks.

Entering an Expressway

Expressways are different from regular roads in that access is controlled. Vehicles can only enter and exit expressways at specific places called interchanges. To safely enter an expressway, move into the acceleration lane from the entrance ramp. Here, you should adjust your speed to the speed of the expressway traffic. Only when it is safe to do so (when you have reached an appropriate speed and there is room to move into the next lane), merge into traffic.

It is important to not make the mistake of entering an expressway lane too early by crossing the gore. This is the area marked by solid white lines and comes to a point where the entrance ramp lane merges with the expressway driving lane.

Exiting an Expressway

Get ready to exit an expressway by cautiously moving to the right lane for an exit on the right, or the left lane for an exit on the left. Pay attention to guide signs to know which side the exit will be on. Enter the deceleration lane as early as it is safely possible, and slow down to a safe speed. Observe the speed limits posted on exit ramps because there can often be sharp curves to maneuver. When you are slowing down in the traveling lane preparing to exit, be sure to use your brake lights or a turn signal to indicate a change in speed to the drivers behind you.

Using Expressway Lanes Safely

In addition to only entering and exiting expressways at designated entrances and exits, drivers must use expressway lanes appropriately. You should drive to the right of the median unless directed to do otherwise by a sign, traffic control device, or police officer. You must also obey the yellow or white striping on the roadway that indicates lanes, the convergence of lanes, or areas in which vehicles should not operate. Be especially cautious in gore areas, where the acceleration lane and the adjacent travel lane converge. Gores are marked by solid white lines.

Contact KWFDM After an Expressway Accident

If you have been involved in an expressway accident, contact the Georgia car accident attorneys at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC to talk about your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. We handle personal injury cases in Atlanta, Savannah, Macon, Albany and across the state of GA. Our representation is also done on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney’s fees unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. Please contact our office today at (404) 460-0101.

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I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
I was in a car accident that was complicated from the start. I looked on the internet and called a few different lawyers but they turned me down after they heard my story. When I called this firm Lyn Dodson asked me to talk to her in person. I met with Lyn and Rob Katz and after hearing my story they were confident I had a case. They vigorously pursued my case and over time we built a trusting relationship. Lyn even took time to help me with the traffic issues and other aspects of the case. They were always on my side and talked to me about the advantages and disadvantages of my options... Robert W. (Car Accident)
After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
I would recommend the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. Lyn Dodson was my attorney after my auto accident. I had confidence in her legal abilities and experience. She did a very good job for me. She was always there to answer the many questions I asked. The firm is very professional. Lyn always gave you her undivided attention. The firm, especially Lyn, worked with you like a long time friend. Joe B. (Auto Accident)
I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
I have nothing but good and positive things to say about Rob. One of the unique things about my case was that I was involved in a bicycle accident with another biker. He took an unorthodox case between two bicycle riders and he could see the logic and liability in it. I was very happy with the result. Rodney H. (Bicycle Accident)
We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
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