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Lane Departure Car Accidents

Georgia Lane Departure Car Accident Attorneys

According to the Federal Highway Administration, the majority of auto accidents involving highway fatalities are attributable to roadway departures, accounting for thousands of crashes and wrongful deaths each year. Whether a car leaves the road, crosses the center line and causes a head-on collision, or crashes into a vehicle in the adjacent lane, the results of this type of car accident can be devastating. The attorneys at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC are experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys who understand how to identify the cause of complicated automobile accidents and hold the proper parties accountable to fully compensate accident victims for their injuries.

What is a Lane Departure Crash?

A lane departure or roadway departure car accident is defined as a non-intersection crash that occurs when a vehicle leaves the traveled lane, either by crossing the center line or edge line. These crashes can involve running off the roadway to the left or the right, or crossing the median or center line and striking an oncoming vehicle.

How can Lane Departure Crashes be Prevented?

The people who design and build roads, including federal government and local county agencies, can take steps to increase pavement safety, such as improving pavement friction, employing the Safety Edge asphalt paving technique, and installing rumble strips and stripes between lanes. Reflective and retroflective signs and pavement markings can also reduce crashes by increasing nighttime visibility, but these signs and markings must be properly maintained to stay effective.

All of these technologies are readily available and well-known to road construction agencies, but sometimes factors such as cost or time constraints may lead to a decision not to employ them. When crashes are caused by roads that are defectively designed or improperly maintained, there may be many responsible parties to identify, including contractors, subcontractors, designers, engineers, and government agencies. These cases, however, are often challenging and complex.

Of course, the most well-built roads in the world cannot remove the dangers posed by drivers who negligently or intentionally leave their lane without first signaling and checking the traffic pattern around them. Driver error is often the cause of a lane departure crash, and our law firm has the knowledge, skills and experience to hold them accountable for their actions. Common examples of driver negligence causing lane departure crashes include the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Inattention
  • Speeding
  • Drunk Driving
  • Inexperience
  • Failure to check blind spot
Experienced Atlanta Attorneys for Georgia Lane Departure Crash Victims

The legal team at KWFDM knows how to investigate the cause of a lane departure crash and determine who is liable for the accident. Further, our attorneys know how to prepare and present a persuasive case for obtaining full and fair compensation to the accident victims. If you or a loved one were involved in a lane departure crash while traveling Georgia interstates such as I-75, I-85, I-20, 316 or I-95, contact Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC at (404) 460-0101 for immediate assistance.

Client Reviews
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.
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Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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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