A motor vehicle accident tragically claimed the life of Arthur Rhoades and caused life-threatening injuries to one other Thursday, February 7, 2019 according to published reports.
According to MyMCR.net, “[a]t approximately 11:35am on Thursday…the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency phone call regarding an accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 74 and Dyas School Road.” Two vehicles and a motorcycle were apparently involved in the incident. 41NBC.com is reporting that “an SUV…rear-ended a car… causing [that] car to spin into a motorcycle and sidecar.” The report further suggests that “[Mr.] Rhoades, who was driving the motorcycle, was ejected [and]…[h]is wife, who was riding in the sidecar, is in critical condition.”
WGXA.tv is reporting that he accident is still under investigation and “charges…are pending.”
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and depending upon who is deemed to be at fault in causing the accident, the family of Arthur Rhoades may elect to seek justice and 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 motorcycle and 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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