Michael and Melissa Smith suffered critical injuries in a head on collision Wednesday morning, March 5, 2014.
According to Georgia State Patrol, 34-year-old Melissa Tammy Smith, of Moultrie, was driving eastbound on Riggs Store Road with 34-year-old passenger Michael Lee Smith, of Hartsfield, just before 9:30am Wednesday morning.
A westbound Chevrolet Silverado reportedly veered over the center line, colliding with Ms. Smith's Nissan Altima. Both Melissa and Michael Smith were transported to Archbold Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
Attorneys at The Murray Law Firm are following the horrific accident and question whether distraction or impairment were factors in the Silverado driver's alleged failure to maintain lanes.
Was a blood test performed at the scene and, if so, did it reveal any alcohol, drugs, or medications which may have contributed to this accident?
Was the Silverado driver engaged in texting or other distractions, which may have lead to his reported failure to maintain lanes?
As the details of this investigation continue to emerge, Michael and Melissa Smith may elect to hold the driver civilly liable for their substantial injuries. Such claims may be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and would, not only address their long term medical needs, but also remind Georgia drivers of the dangers of impaired and distracted driving.
Unfortunately, insurance companies are often reluctant to provide victims with the care and compensation they deserve. As such, both victims should retain an experienced personal injury firm without delay to assist in negotiating this complex claim.
We pray for the swift recovery of both Melissa and Michael Smith. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in protecting the victims of impaired and distracted drivers and we offer our legal expertise, if needed. Anyone seeking legal representation of further information is encouraged to contact us at 229.385.9690.