This blog post by Lawrenceville, GA personal injury and wrongful death lawyer Richard Armond focuses on storefront car crashes. The Armond Firm, LLC, is located in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and litigates cases throughout metropolitan Atlanta and across the State of Georgia. If you or a loved one have been injured or lost in a storefront car crash accident contact trial attorney Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation regarding a potential personal injury or wrongful death case.
Today a pickup truck reportedly crashed into a business in DeKalb County, Georgia. According to the AJC news report no injuries were reported. As you can see in the linked story there was, however, significant damage to the business and some power lines.
Statistically storefront car crashes can be quite dangerous. According to the Storefront Safety Council operator error (30%) and pedal error (26%) are the leading causes of storefront car accidents. Their site reports this data was compiled from analysis of 11,000 accidents from 2013-2017.
Storefront car crashes are a public safety concern. Fortunately in the local Atlanta news story nobody was injured. However, there are nearly 500 deaths in storefront car crashes nationwide each year.
From the perspective of a personal injury and wrongful death attorney, most of the time the driver of the at-fault vehicle will be liable and the driver's liability insurance carrier and the victim's (if available) uninsured motorist insurance carrier will be sources of recovery.
However, as the Storefront Safety Council points out, proper safety practices by a business can prevent these crashes. In parts of the country ordinances and laws are in place with safety measures designed to protect innocent victims of these car vs. pedestrian accidents. Additionally, some businesses have had a history of more than one of these types of crashes. In some instances it is feasible a business could also be subject to premises liability depending on all the facts and circumstances of a case.
If you or a loved one have been injured or lost in a car accident, pedestrian accident, storefront car crash, or any other accident in Georgia, please contact Gwinnett County based car and pedestrian accident 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.