After six years of steady declines the number of traffic fatalities increased in the first nine months of 2012. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died in auto accidents from January through September compared to 23,884 during the same period in 2011.
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.
A 41-year-old woman was killed when the automobile in which she was riding was forced into a tractor trailer on a highway. The accident on I-85 occurred when the driver of a PT Cruiser slowed to pass a tractor trailer that was stopped in the right lane. The PT Cruiser was rear-ended, forcing it under the tractor trailer. A passenger in the PT Cruiser was killed in the accident.
Witnesses reported that the tractor trailer was stopped because of an accident on an exit ramp. It was unclear why the PT Cruiser was rear-ended but no charges were immediately filed against the driver who struck the car.
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 the Shane Smith Law to schedule a free legal consultation.