A Smyrna resident was reportedly killed in a multi-car accident on I-75 Tuesday morning, May 12, 2015.
According to AJC, a multi-car collision occurred shortly after 6:00am when the driver of a Ford truck spun out of control, colliding with a Honda Accord, just north of the Etowah River bridge on I-75. Both the Ford and Honda drivers apparently exited their vehicles in the left emergency lane of the highway following the crash. Tragically, one of several other vehicles, swerving to avoid the initial accident, fatally struck the Honda driver.
Cartersville Police are still investigating the complex and tragic chain reaction, which involved at least 6 vehicles in total, per media reports.
Our Legal Take
As police continue to investigate, The Murray Law Firm is questioning what factors may have contributed to this tragedy.
Do cellphone records, traffic surveillance footage and roadway markings indicate whether speed, distraction or a vehicle malfunction may have contributed to this accident?
As the details of this accident continue to emerge, the deceased victim’s family, and all others injured in the incident, may seek to pursue legal claims with the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. Under such claims, the parties may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation for damages such as: pain and suffering; loss of wages and future earning capacity; loss of consortium; and, mental anguish. If the facts of this matter warrant a such a claim, it would not only be an avenue of justice for the victims, but would also serve as a critically-needed warning to all Georgia drivers to maintain vigilance while on roadways.
Based upon its prior experience in handling Georgia motor vehicle accident claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that, given the multiple vehicles involved, the victims should secure legal representation without delay. Insurance proceeds will most likely be limited, so it is imperative that the victims pursue a claim before any possible coverage is exhausted. Additionally, photographs and a thorough inspection of the scene and the vehicles will need to be performed immediately on behalf of the family before any evidence may be repaired, altered, damaged or destroyed. All evidence must be preserved to ensure that the family’s best interests are protected.
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The Murray Law Firm has collected millions of dollars for victims of motor vehicle accidents in Georgia, and we offer our legal assistance in this potential claim, if desired.
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