A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died and many more were injured in 2012 auto accidents from January through September. Being prepared before an accident can enable a victim to obtain all the necessary information that will be helpful to their case.

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 Shane Smith Law.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a freak mid-morning accident left a 77-year-old dead when a truck's drive shaft disconnected and flew through her windshield. The woman was riding with her husband when a pickup truck's drive shaft broke off and became a road hazard. The drive shaft weighs between 40 and 90 pounds and struck a car's tire before flying through the windshield. The woman was airlifted to a hospital where she died.

State troopers declined to cite or charge the truck's driver, instead calling it "an unfortunate accident." 

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 Shane Smith Law for a free consultation.

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