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According to a report in Atlanta News First, the National Safety Council found that 1470 people died in crashes in Georgia in the first ten months of 2022. 

Officials noted that traffic accidents are the number one cause of preventable death for teens. And the latest data confirms that the number of traffic accidents for teens has increased by 16%.

If you, your teen, or your loved one have been involved in a car accident, it may provide peace of mind to speak with an experienced Marietta Personal Injury lawyer.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 2,400 teenagers (aged 13 to 19) were killed in car accidents in 2019. This same year, an estimated 258,000 teenagers were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in car crashes. Georgia has recently enacted some changes to a law that was created to reduce the amount of teenage car accidents. 

Joshua’s Law

In 2007, the state of Georgia enacted “Joshua’s Law.” On July 1, 2003, 17-year-old Georgia resident Joshua Robert Brown was driving on a two-lane highway in the rain when his vehicle began to hydroplane and crashed into a tree. The accident left Joshua severely injured and though he fought to stay alive for nine days, he finally passed away on July 9, 2003.

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