Elderly Driver Car Accidents
Older driver car accidents are becoming a wider concern in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. In the next two decades, there will be 72 million older adults in America over age 65 and one out of every four licensed drivers will be an older driver.
Compared with drivers between 30 and 59 years old, drivers aged 75 or older have a higher driver death rate. This means that for every mile driven, an older driver is three times more likely to have a car crash than other adults. And those drivers who are 85 and older have an auto crash rate as high as teens and young adults. National researchers have found that overall older drivers 75 years of age and older are responsible for 70%-80% of deaths in two-vehicle car crashes. Often elderly drivers carry older passengers in their vehicles and if they are harmed in a car accident, their injuries can be worse than for younger passengers.
Atlanta car accident lawyer Charles Scholle represents clients who have been injured by older drivers. In the event of an elderly driver car accident, it is very important to secure the guidance of a legal expert with the ability to handle the particular issues and injuries involved with older drivers, passengers and victims. We respect and love our elders, but when their reaction time, health or cognition is failing and an accident occurs, due to their fault or that of another driver, it can be traumatic for all concerned.
In addition, if you have a family member that is an older driver, it is very important to determine their compentency to continue driving. Drive with them and check the condition of their vehicle. Often, you will see damage to the vehicle of an elderly driver that reveals a clear issue with the ability to drive safely. Make sure their driver’s license is current and if it isn’t take them to renew it. If they are over the age of 65, Georgia requires a vision test which can help keep them safe.
Charles Scholle guides victims and their families through the medical and legal issues involved in elderly driver motor vehicle crashes. As a personal injury lawyer Charles Scholle has the expertise needed to gather important evidence and seek recovery for personal injuries that result from motor vehicle accidents. He guides clients through the financial and medical recovery after an elderly driver car crash.
For nearly two decades, Charles Scholle has helped injured victims and their families manage the difficult recovery from accident and injury caused by others. He supports families to secure their legal rights and the proper medical attention at times when they need that support most. If you have a loved one who has been involved in an elderly driver accident, we are here to help.
Please contact Scholle Law or call toll-free 1-866-972-5287 or in Atlanta (770) 717-5100 to set up a free consultation with no obligation.
Our main office is in Gwinnett County, but our elderly driver car accident law firm also serves clients through our conveniently located offices in Decatur, Buckhead and the Perimeter and we represent injured victims throughout Atlanta and Georgia.