After six years of steady declines the number of traffic fatalities increased in the first nine months of 2012. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died in auto accidents from January through September compared to 23,884 during the same period in 2011.
Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
A 75-year-old woman was killed when the church van, in which she was riding, was struck by a car that reportedly ran a stop sign. The car's driver was reportedly speeding when he struck and overturned the church van, which was carrying four passengers. Georgia State Patrol is investigating and charges are pending against the car's driver. The police report indicated that excessive speed was a partial accident cause as the car was traveling at a significant speed such that it overturned the van.
If a death is caused by the negligence of another then the decedent's family may be entitled to legal relief through a wrongful death lawsuit. You should hire an experienced Clayton County wrongful death attorney if you will file a lawsuit on behalf of a family member who died due to another's negligence. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.