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But according to a recent survey, relative to other states across the country, Georgia has a lower rate of injury deaths compared to other states. According to Georgia Health News, the state had a rate of 58.1 injury deaths per 100,000 people. That figure is slightly below the national figure of 58.4 percent according to a report released by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
One of the reasons that injury deaths has decreased is the use of seat belts. The State of Georgia requires that all occupants in a motor vehicle wear a seatbelt. Child booster seats up till the age of 8; bicycle helmets for children; and DUI checkpoints have all aided in decreasing injury deaths.
When a tragedy does strike and an injury leads to death, Georgia has a wrongful death statute which establishes what a surviving family can do.
The statute limitations for deaths caused by negligent injuries is two years from the date of the deceased’s death. O.C.G.A § 9-3-33
When an injury occurs because of someone’s negligence, you have legal rights. To learn more about your rights please email us for a free consultation.