The first weekend in November was a tragic one in the greater Atlanta area, with four separate car accidents that left four people dead.
Three of the accidents occurred on Saturday. Although the circumstances surrounding the crashes were unclear, the first occurred when a garbage truck rolled over while exiting I-75 southbound at the Cleveland Avenue offramp. One public works employee was killed in the single car accident, and another was injured. The second worker was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Another accident happened on the I-85 north near the Ga. 400 intersection, killing a 20 year old man. According to reports, a passenger was attempting to climb out of a window, which prompted the driver to pull over. The victim was fatally struck after he exited the vehicle and walked into traffic. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.
According to Cobb County police, the third accident that happened on Saturday, a 17 year old died as a result of the injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision at Austell Road at Chamberlain Circle. The accident occurred when the Nissan that the victim was driving attempted to turn left in front of a Range Rover, causing a collision.
The fourth accident happened at around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, near the intersection of Ga. 85 and Ga. 138. The passenger of one vehicle was killed, and the driver of the second automobile was transported to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
Although the circumstances surrounding these various collisions remain unclear, in most cases car accidents occur because at least one driver was at fault. The standard cause of action in car accident cases is negligence. These means that the driver allegedly responsible for causing the collision drove in a way that put others on the road at an unreasonable risk of harm. Some examples of this type of driving include excessive speeding, failure to obey traffic signals, failure to yield, etc.
If you have been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, physical or other therapies, lost wages, and other related experiences. Contact an experienced car accident attorney today in order to learn the full extent of your potential legal claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident due to another individual’s negligent driving, consult an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney as soon as possible. Stephen M. Ozcomert is a knowledgeable personal injury attorney with over 20 years of experience, and 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. Call us today at (404)-370-1000 in order to schedule your free initial consultation, or you can reach us through our website.
More Blog Posts:
Fatal Tractor Trailer Collision on I-85 over the Weekend, Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published October 31, 2013
Sleepy Driver Causes Multi Vehicle Collision, Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published October 21, 2013