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, an early morning accident claimed the life of a Georgia 12-year-old. A pickup truck attempted to turn left on a green arrow without allowing a car to clear the intersection. The car, which had already entered the intersection, was struck in the rear and spun into an adjacent parking lot. A child in the back seat was killed in the crash.

The police report indicated that despite having a green arrow the pickup's driver was at fault for not allowing the car to clear the intersection. The truck's driver was arrested and charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to yield.

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 accident attorney when filing claims 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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