Georgia motorists trust in the safety of their vehicles and daily travels on the roads on a regular basis. Most of the time, this trust is warranted but a motor vehicle accident can nonetheless happen quickly and without warning. In some cases, victims are left to face catastrophic injuries, medical expenses and more. The cause of a car accident does not change the impact it can have on those involved.
Recently, an accident along I-565 near Decatur was one such incident. Traffic in the area was slowed due to a prior accident in which a man and a pregnant woman were both killed. While waiting in the backup of cars, a 2006 Range Rover was struck from behind, causing a domino effect that included the two cars in front of it. Both the driver and passenger of the Range Rover were taken to the hospital. The passenger was released but the driver remains in a neurological ICU facility in critical condition.
The driver of the car that initiated the accident was a 50-year old woman who is suspected as a drunk driver in the incident. The woman admitted to having four drinks within an hour earlier that day. Her 2006 Dodge Ram is estimated to have been travelling 10 miles above the speed limit at the time of the car crash.
The lives of many people can be changed in an instant when such accidents happen. While it can be overwhelming to know what to do in order to be protected, many people choose to discuss their situation with an attorney. Learning your rights can be a good way to ensure proper compensation is received when appropriate.
Source: DecaturDaily.com, "Report: DUI possible cause of 2nd crash," Seth Burkett, October 2, 2013