Posted in Car Accidents on December 9, 2020
Traffic roundabouts seem to bring confusion anytime a new one shows up on the roadways. While roundabouts are fairly common on European roadways, they have not been heavily used on American roadways throughout our history. However, these traffic structures are growing in popularity, and they work to reduce car accidents and vehicle emissions. As roundabouts become more and more common, it is crucial that Georgia motorists understand the laws surrounding these traffic structures. Understandably, encountering the roundabout for the first time can be a little confusing, so we want to take some time to clear up some roundabout laws.
If you know that you are coming up to a roundabout, do not panic. If you have never navigated this type of traffic structure, you need to slow down and pay attention to your surroundings.
Roundabouts are statistically proven to help reduce vehicle accidents. However, that does not mean that roundabouts are completely accident-free. If you get involved in an accident in a roundabout, move your vehicle to a safe location if you can do so, preferably just outside of the roundabout and in a median or parking lot. If there are any disabled vehicles, you will have to leave the vehicles where they are with the hazard lights on. Call 911 to report the incident and to get medical assistance if necessary.
You may need to work with a skilled Atlanta car accident accident lawyer to help you in these situations. If another driver caused your accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injury expenses and other losses. An attorney can use their resources to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident, help gather the evidence necessary to prove liability, and negotiate with all parties involved to obtain a fair settlement on your behalf.
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