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 32-year-old Georgia driver who caused a Gwinnett County multi-car pileup had an arrest warrant for a fatal accident she caused two years earlier. The driver was attempting to pass traffic in an emergency lane and started a chain-reaction accident. One car flipped several times before coming to rest right-side up and a total of seven vehicles were involved in the accident. A 39-year-old woman died in the accident and three others were hospitalized. Two people needed to be rescued from their cars with the Jaws of Life.
Upon being arrested it was discovered that the cause of the accident had an active arrest warrant for vehicular homicide for causing a DeKalb County accident two years ago. A Navy midshipman was killed in the prior four-car accident. In the past decade the woman had been charged with driving on a suspended license, theft, shoplifting, and criminal trespass.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer at Shane Smith Law. We can obtain the relevant evidence including police reports.