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Passenger killed in Uber Vehicle Car Accident in Atlanta

Passenger killed in Uber Vehicle Car Accident in Atlanta. (WSBtv.com)

Atlanta News

A motor vehicle accident involving an Uber vehicle and a semi trailer caused the death of a passenger Thursday night, March 21, 2019.  According to CBS46.com, “[t]he crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday at the intersection of Perry Boulevard and Johnson Drive.”   AJC.com is reporting, ” [a]ccording to police, a sedan was traveling west on Perry Boulevard and ran a red light at the intersection. A semi-truck going south on Johnson Road slammed into the car’s passenger side.”  A passenger in the sedan died as a result of the collision, the driver of the sedan was transported to the hospital with injuries according to the news report.

Media reports indicate the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, the victim’s family may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their injuries.  Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victim’s family 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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The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of Georgia motor vehicle accidents such as this one. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 404-842-1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Being Aware: 

Why is red light running a problem?

According to iihs.org, Red light runners cause hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year. In 2016, 811 people were killed in crashes that involved red light running. Over half of those killed were pedestrians, bicyclists and people in other vehicles who were hit by the red light runners. In 2015, an estimated 137,000 people were injured in red light running crashes.

 

Dwayne Burkholder Killed in Fulton County Car Accident.

Dwayne Burkholder Killed in South Fulton Car Accident. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

South Fulton News

A motor vehicle accident involving a minivan and a tractor-trailer tragically resulted in the loss of a life Tuesday afternoon, March 19, 2019.  Sadly, reports suggest that those who work in the area have been requesting the installation of a traffic signal for some time.

According to AJC.com, “[t]he wreck happened on Fulton Industrial Boulevard at Tradewater Parkway.”  The news story reports “the tractor-trailer was on Tradewater Parkway and was attempting to turn onto Fulton Industrial Boulevard to head north. However, it ended up stuck in the northbound lanes waiting for traffic to clear, which is when the minivan allegedly hit the side of the trailer.”  According to WSBtv.com, “Dwayne Burkholder, 48, was killed when he crashed into the tractor-trailer.” The truck driver “faces second-degree vehicular homicide, failure to yield and obstruction of an intersection charges,” per the report.

The WSBtv.com news story suggests that “people who work in the area…said this wouldn’t have happened if there were a traffic light there.”  One of those individuals told the news outlet that the intersection is “very dangerous. We sit here all the time, and every time, we’re the ones that call 911. And every time, we tell them, ‘We need a red light, we need a red light.'”

Our Legal Take

As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, the family of Dwayne Burkholder may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their loss.  Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Mr. Burkholder’s family 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.

Our Results: Over $100 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of Georgia motor vehicle accidents such as this one. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 404-842-1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Dawson County Georgia Dump Truck Accident Injures Two. Dump Truck Rain Red Light According to Reports. Dump Truck Accident Near North Georgia Premium Outlets.

Dawson County Dump Truck Injures Two in Collision After Reportedly Running Red Light. (Fox5Atlanta.com)

Dawson County News

A dump truck accident in Dawson County caused injuries and heavy traffic Monday afternoon, February 18, 2019.

The accident happened “around 4 p.m. at the intersection of GA-400 and Georgia Highway 53,” according to Fox5Atlanta.com. This intersection is just north of the North Georgia Premium Outlets. AJC.com is reporting that “[t]he wreck happened when a dump truck ran a red light, swerved and spilled its load on top of a[n] SUV in the intersection….”  According to the AJC.com report, the accident “sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries.”

Media outlets indicate the accident is still under investigation.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this accident continue to develop, and if the dump truck driver is determined to be at fault, the victims may elect to seek justice and file civil claims for their injuries. Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victims should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. As multiple injuries resulted from this accident, there will likely be competing claims for any available insurance proceeds.  Thus, it is imperative that legal representation is secured without delay.

Our Results: Over $100 Million Dollars in Verdicts and Settlements

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of Georgia motor vehicle accidents such as this one. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 404-842-1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.