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North Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers wish you a Safe and Enjoyable Labor Day Weekend

Alpharetta Personal Injury Attorney Casey W. Stevens and the staff at our law offices wish you a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.

Please don't drink and drive, buckle up, avoid distractions and allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Labor Day brings an increased risk of car accidents in Dawsonville, Alpharetta, Woodstock and elsewhere in North Georgia.

U.S. FlagThe Atlanta Motor Speedway is expecting more than 100,000 fans for a triple-race holiday weekend. AAA reports more than 31.5 million travelers are expected to venture at least 50 miles from home over the weekend. Of those, 27.3 million are expected to travel by car, slightly more than last year.

The Cedartown Standard reports Georgia State Troopers and local law enforcement will be out in force and traffic is expected to be heavy. Fourteen motorists died in Georgia traffic accidents during Labor Day last year. There were more than 2,500 crashes and 1,000 injuries, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

"Alcohol, speed, and occupant protection violations are the primary contributing factors in fatal traffic crashes in our state," said Colonel Mark McDonough.

The National Safety Council estimates 400 motorists will die in traffic accidents this year and nearly 40,000 will be seriously injured.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is sponsoring a nationwide campaign dubbed "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." The government reports someone dies in a drunk driving accident every 23 minutes between midnight and 3 a.m.

In 2009, about 11,000 motorists died in drunk driving accidents -- accounting for about one-third of the nation's traffic deaths. Those most at risk are drivers 21 to 34 years old.

"Law enforcement officers across the country are out in force, cracking down on anyone who breaks the law and drives drunk," said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland. "If you've had too much to drink, don't even think about getting behind the wheel. You may not see them, but they will see you. Don't risk it."

The nationwide effort will involve more than 10,000 police departments.

The GHP is also promoting the "Bee a Buckler" program, which encourages motorists to buckle up. Historically, as many as 35 motorists have died on Labor Day weekend in Georgia. The NSC reports seat belts could save nearly 150 lives over the three-day weekend.

Weekend safety tips include:

  • Get plenty of rest and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
  • Wear your seat belt.
  • Don't drink and drive.
  • Avoid distraction.
  • Avoid speeding or other forms of aggressive driving.
  • Pay particular attention when traveling in or around road-construction zones.

We hope you enjoy the final holiday weekend of the summer with friends and family. Please celebrate responsibly, don't drink and drive and stay safe on the roads.

If you are injured in an accident, contact the North Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Casey W. Stevens Law: Alpharetta Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyers. Call 877-217-7230 for a free case evaluation.

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After being involved and a five car accident I contacted Casey Stevens law firm. I was given his number by a fellow coworker at my job who had used him in the past and was very satisfied with his services. The car accident included myself my husband and my son, the accident was determined to be the fault of two drivers involved in the accident. Casey personally came to my home the next day and said down with me and my family at the kitchen table and went over all the events of the accident. There were months and months of physical therapy, doctor visits injections and while my son had to have his mouth wired after having his jaw broke in three places. Casey and his staff worked continuously on our case and after it was all said and done, they where able to get us over $300,000 in damages. I really want to Thank Casey Stevens and his staff for always being available for phone calls and answering any questions I might have. I will continue to recommend potential clients to Casey Stevens law firm. Nina F
Outstanding Attorney. Casey Stevens is outstanding!! Everyone there put me at ease and made me feel that my case was important to them, I was not just another number to them. Their professional staff were always on hand to answer any questions that I had and they sincerely cared about my well being. If I ever need legal help again, you will be my first and only call Susan