Driving on interstates and in traffic in general can be very challenging, especially since drivers often change lanes without signaling their intentions. When a driver makes an unsafe lane change, occupants in other vehicles can seriously suffer or even die as a result of such negligent actions.
About a month ago, a motorcyclist was killed in an Atlanta area crash involving a tractor-trailer. According to reports, the motorcycle operator and truck driver were traveling southbound on I-75 and crashed, causing both vehicles to go over the median and end up in the northbound lanes of traffic.
Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith said, “The tractor trailer driver made some type of illegal lane change and collided with the motorcycle.” Sadly, this truck driver’s error caused the death of motorcyclist Edward Bridges, 45, of Riverdale.
When driver error leads to unsafe lane changes, people can die, especially motorcyclists who are more vulnerable. Although motorcyclists may be harder to see on the road, drivers have a duty to look in their mirrors, over their shoulders, in their blind spots, and to use their blinkers before making a lane change. When drivers fail to make safe lane changes, they could be liable for Georgia wrongful death accidents.
If your spouse, parent, or child was killed in a fatal crash due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence, you may have a Georgia wrongful death lawsuit. To find out more about your family’s rights to pursue a claim for your losses, damages, and pain and suffering, contact Peachtree City wrongful death attorney Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 to learn more in a free consultation today.