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 a police report, a 27-year-old Georgia locksmith pursued a client who failed to pay for his services, recklessly speeding through Cobb County. The locksmith lost control of his van, jumping a curb and crashing onto a sidewalk where it struck three teenagers headed to the movies. One girl was killed at the scene and another died after falling into a coma.
Both the locksmith and the customer fled the accident scene but were found later and arrested. The locksmith was charged with first degree homicide by a vehicle, reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, and two counts of hit and run resulting in injury. The customer was arrested at his house and also charged with first degree homicide by a vehicle, reckless driving, theft of services and two counts of serious injury by a vehicle.
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.