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 lawyer at Shane Smith Law.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a 17-year-old high school student and mother of an infant was killed when her recently repaired car stalled in the early evening on I-285 in Sandy Springs. The driver was being followed by her mother, who passed her on the roadway. The driver called her mother to report the car problems and her mother exited the highway and headed back to where the car stalled. The driver's mother advised her to get as close to the right shoulder as she could but she somehow ended up in the fast lane. By the time her mother had doubled back to where she had passed her daughter the car was engulfed in flames after being rear-ended by two cars.

Local police closed the highway on the day after the accident to try to reconstruct it. No charges were filed against either of the drivers who struck the teen. Both the teen driver and her infant daughter were killed in the 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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