Late last week, a two-vehicle accident resulted in the deaths of two individuals and serious injuries to four others. According to a local news report, the accident occurred right near Sample Scales Road in Homer, Georgia. Apparently, a Nissan traveled out of the northbound lane it was in and into the shoulder. The driver attempted to move the car back into its lane but lost control, and the car swerved right and then left. The car then crossed into the northbound lane, where it was hit by a Honda. The vehicles met and hit each other at an angle and ended up near a residence.
Unfortunately, the Nissan was carrying a 22-year-old, a 25-year-old, and a six-month-old girl. The 22-year-old and 25-year-old died in the accident, and the infant was airlifted to a children’s hospital. Another young boy and the two individuals in the Honda were taken to a hospital as well.
How To File a Lawsuit after Georgia Accident
It is important to contact an attorney after you have been involved in a car accident in Georgia to ensure that you are complying by all requirements and deadlines. In Georgia, the individual who is at fault will likely contact his or her insurance company, and the company will then begin investigating the crash. It is crucial that the victim’s representative launch an investigation as well to ensure that all aspects of the incident are reported accurately.
Establishing negligence on the part of the defendant is an important aspect of a successful Georgia personal injury suit. Negligence can occur in instances such as when an individual is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, or distracted. An experienced attorney will investigate the scene of the accident to refute claims made by insurance companies. He or she will also look into the history of the drivers, contact witnesses, and work with the police.
After a thorough investigation of the facts, a claim needs to be made. This should include all injuries, damages, facts of the case, and other pertinent information. In many cases, attorneys can work together to reach a suitable settlement, and if not the case will be submitted to a judge or jury where the case will be determined.
Have You or Someone You Know Been Injured in a Car Accident in Georgia?
As has been explained above, it is important to have an attorney assist you with bringing these types of claims. There is a significant amount of investigation, preparation, and time that goes into appropriately bringing a claim of this nature. There are often many parties involved and many statutes that must be addressed. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident and would like to bring a claim, you should contact one of our dedicated attorneys at 770-284-3727 to set up a free initial consultation. You may be entitled to past medical expenses, future medical bills, and other damages that you incurred as a result of the accident.
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Another Drunk Driving Crash, This Time in Lumpkin County, Marietta Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, September 17, 2014.
Georgia Woman Dies in South Carolina Accident, Marietta Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, October 13, 2014.