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It's not surprising that elderly drivers are one of the leading groups involved in fatal accidents in Georgia. Most accidents in Atlanta and throughout the state involving the elderly are caused by loss of hearing, vision, and reflexes.
When the vision of elderly drivers begins to deteriorate, they have problems with turning, lane drifting, and stopping. Because they have a harder time spotting pedestrians at intersections or cars that are approaching, they may pull out in front of them and cause an Atlanta auto accident.
When an elderly driver causes an accident, his or her driving days may be over if a medical professional or law enforcement official alerts the Georgia Department of Driver Services. The elderly individual's vision may need to be evaluated.
If a senior loses his or her driver's license or if the individual does not feel comfortable driving anymore due to deteriorating eyesight, then other transportation options include:
If you have been injured in an Atlanta accident due to an elderly driver who shouldn't have been driving, you may have legal rights to recovery for your injuries sustained. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your property damages, medical bills, long-term medical care, lost income, and more.
Contact a skilled Atlanta personal injury attorney at Kalka & Baer to schedule your free legal consultation today.