Atlanta police reported that a two vehicle accident on Atlanta’s westside late last week, resulted in one man’s death, and the injury of four others.
Initial reports indicated that the accident occurred at the intersection of Northside Drive and Marietta Street, when a tow truck collided with a sedan, killing its front passenger. Later reports indicated that the driver of the sedan and three minor children were also injured in the crash, though detailed information regarding their condition was not available. The driver of the tow truck was not injured.
Video footage was taken of the scene following the accident, which showed the tow truck had apparently pinned the car against a utility pole.
While the cause of this particular crash remains unknown, it appears as though it may have been the result of one of the drivers running a red light, or failing to yield to some other traffic signal. Statistically speaking, most accidents occur in or near intersections due to these sorts of driving errors.
If you are involved in a car accident, after reporting the collision to police and seeking appropriate medical treatment, you’ll want to contact an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Car insurance companies have an incentive to settle claims as quickly as possible and for the lowest cost. Many injuries may not present themselves within this shortened time period, or may require additional treatment, and therefore additional expense, over the months or years to come. An experienced attorney can advise you regarding what sorts of claims you may have, and what recovery would be in your best interests.
In order to be successful in a car accident claim, the plaintiff, or party bringing the lawsuit, will have to prove that the other driver was negligent in causing the accident, which led to their injuries. Negligence is legally defined as a failure to act in the same manner as a reasonably prudent person in the same situation. In driving, this means a failure of some sort to do things that another reasonable driver would do. The most common examples of this would be excessive speeding, failure to obey traffic signals, failure to yield to other drivers, engaging in aggressive driving, and the like.
A successful negligence claim will ensure that you recover financial compensation for the damages you have suffered as a result of the accident. Potentially recoverable claims include things like hospital bills, damages for pain and suffering, physical therapy bills, lost wages, disability pay, and in some cases funeral expenses or an award for wrongful death.
If you have been injured, or a loved one has been killed in a car accident due to another individual’s negligent driving, hire an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney. Stephen Ozcomert is an experienced personal injury attorney, with over 20 years of experience, who is skilled at representing individuals and their families who have been injured as a result of the negligent or reckless driving of others in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. By hiring our law firm, you can count on personal attention, excellent quality representation, and high ethical standards. Call us today in order to schedule your free initial consultation. You can contact us through our website or by calling (404)-370-1000.
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