A tractor-trailer driver was killed in an accident on I-85 in Hart County, Ga., today. A car driver was injured, but the accident is largely the result of third-party negligence. If you were involved in a car accident in Georgia, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to get the compensation you deserve. Here are three tips you should follow when you’re involved in a car accident.
Tractor-trailer driver dies in crash on i-85 in Hart County, Ga.
Authorities are trying to determine the cause of an 18-wheeler crash that killed a Florida man on I-85 today in Hart County. The truck was traveling around 70 mph when the crash occurred. The tractor-trailer ran off the road and into the woods, catching fire. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 18-wheeler was hauling plastic products.
The crash took the lives of a Cedartown man and a truck driver in a single vehicle accident. Macedo, who was riding in the vehicle with two other passengers, was ejected. The tractor-trailer driver did not stop, and he was hit by a truck. Police said the tractor-trailer driver did not stop for a nearby police officer.
Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident on Cason Road near South Main Street. Police have not released the name of the truck driver, but said that the driver is expected to be charged and named in court. In Cedartown, Ga., one person was taken to the hospital after the accident. The crash happened at about 8:47 a.m., according to local media.
Car driver injured in crash on i-85 in Atlanta
A car driver was injured in a wreck on I-85 today in Atlanta, killing one person. A flatbed Freightliner truck carrying granite slabs was traveling southbound when it rear-ended a Toyota Camry and struck a Kenworth cargo tanker hauling acid. The driver of the Toyota was killed in the crash, but the truck did not spill any acid. Georgia State Patrol officers are investigating the crash.
The accident happened around 8pm on I-85 near Chamblee Tucker Road in Atlanta. A state trooper tried to pull over the car but it sped away and hit the 22-year-old man standing on the shoulder. The driver then lost control and struck Martinez. Martinez died at the scene. The driver of the Porsche, Victor Allen Smith, 55, faces 12 charges including felony murder, first-degree vehicular homicide, and driving with a suspended license.
Third-party negligence causes many car accidents in Georgia
If you have been in a car accident, you’ve likely wondered who was at fault. The driver at fault for an accident is generally the one who broke a traffic law or was driving carelessly. Even if both drivers were not at fault, you still have a case. The state of Georgia is an “at-fault” state, meaning that the driver who caused the accident must pay for the damages. Despite this, establishing liability is often a complex legal process.
Although you can control your own actions, you can’t control the behavior of other drivers. You may have been in a car accident yourself, but if you were injured, you’re facing an uphill battle. Medical bills, pain, and loss of income can be devastating and financially devastating. It’s best to contact an attorney for legal representation. Getting the compensation you deserve will make your recovery much easier.
Contact a personal injury attorney after a car accident in Georgia
When you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s essential to contact a personal injury attorney right away. Whether you’re in a minor rear-end collision or involved in a serious crash, you’ll want to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. You may be able to recover the diminished value of your car or the rental costs of a replacement vehicle. The insurance company for the other party’s vehicle may also be contacting you for a settlement.
Another important step is to keep records of what happened, including pictures. You should take multiple pictures and/or have someone else take pictures for you. Keeping a file of all important information is essential, as many people involved in car accidents are overwhelmed with information. Keep track of the claim number and the representative you spoke to. Once you’ve collected all of this information, you can contact a personal injury attorney and begin pursuing a case against the at-fault party.