As a practicing Gwinnett County, Georgia based personal injury and wrongful death trial lawyer and Gwinnett County native, I can attest that the traffic in Gwinnett County always seems to get worse with each passing year. The statistics from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety demonstrate a trend in Gwinnett of an increasing number of traffic crashes with injuries with each passing year.
Traffic Crashes and Injury Crashes Increasing in Gwinnett
The most recent statistics available online (click here) are for the years 2010-2014. Both the total number of crashes and the total number of crashes involving injuries increased each of those years in Gwinnett County. In 2010 there were 24,059 crashes in Gwinnett and that number was up to 36,094 by 2014. In 2010 there were 7,404 auto accidents with injuries in Gwinnett with the total being 11,081 by 2014. Fortunately, the number of traffic fatalities stayed relatively stable during that five-year period.
Gwinnett's Population Continues to Grow
It is no secret that Gwinnett County has been one of the fastest growing counties in the entire country over the last 35 years. Gwinnett is the second largest county by population in Georgia with the estimate (click here) from the U.S. Census Bureau putting the total number of residents 907,135 as of July 1, 2016. By 2040 the Atlanta Regional Commission estimates that Gwinnett will have surpassed Fulton County as Georgia's most populous county (click here for story).
What does this all mean for Gwinnett traffic accidents?
As more and more vehicles use the road of Gwinnett County, there are likely to be more accidents and more injuries. Hopefully, technology will continue to make vehicles safer and fatalities will decrease. We must all remember to drive safely regardless of the unbearable traffic.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or loss in a traffic accident, please contact injury lawyer Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation.
Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Georgia and is based in Lawrenceville, one mile down the road from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. Call him today for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585. The information above is for informational purposes only as of the date of publication and should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor does the reading of it form an attorney-client relationship. Always consult directly with an attorney for legal advice.