A motor vehicle accident tragically claimed the life of Austin Jeremy Tatum and seriously injured two other Wednesday evening, January 30, 2019 according to published reports.
According to AccessWDUN.com, Georgia State Patrol indicates that “Austin Jeremy Tatum, 32, was a passenger in a 2003 Dodge Neon that careened into two other vehicles on Gaines Mill Road just north of Jim Sweet Road.” According to GainesvilleTimes.com, the victim’s car crossed the centerline and struck another car, and continued heading in the wrong direction before striking another vehicle head-on.
Charges are currently pending against the driver of the Dodge Neon, according to The Times story.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and depending upon who is found fault in causing the accident, the family of Austin Jeremy Tatum may elect to file civil claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, any survivors of this incident may also pursue legal claims for their injuries. Based upon its experience and success handling motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victims and their families should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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