Winder Highway has now reopened following a multi-vehicle accident, which left several injured Thursday, May 22, 2014.
The accident occurred around 12:00pm at the intersection of Winder Highway and Sweet Gum Road. Fox News Atlanta reports, “a passenger car crossed the center line and hit an oncoming motorcycle. A truck following behind the car swerved to avoid the accident and left the roadway and flipped over.”
All drivers and passengers were rushed to local hospitals with injuries. Their conditions have not been released.
Our Legal Take
The U.S. Department of Transportation warns distracted driving has become a “dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes.” The NHTSA particularly calls on drivers to “safely ‘share the road’ with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.”
The Murray Law Firm is now questioning whether impairment or distraction were factors in the Lawrenceville Winder Highway accident and the driver’s inability to maintain lanes.
As the details of this horrific crash continue to emerge, the victims and their families may elect to hold the driver civilly liable for all injuries sustained. Claims of this magnitude would send a gravely-needed message to other Georgia drivers on the need to end distracted driving across the state.
It is important to note, as multiple parties are involved, insurance coverage will certainly be limited. As such, having an experienced personal injury firm to negotiate these complex claims may mean the difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars. All victims and families involved in this accident should retain a personal injury attorney without delay to ensure all evidence is properly preserved and their best interests are protected.
We pray for the swift recovery of all those involved in the Lawrenceville Winder Highway Accident. The Murray Law Firm works tirelessly to protect victims of distracted and impaired drivers and we offer our legal expertise, if needed. Anyone seeking further information is encouraged to contact us at 404.842.1600.