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's family to obtain all the necessary information that will be helpful in a wrongful death 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 25-year-old woman was killed when her SUV was struck by a runaway trailer carrying a home gym. The trailer reportedly came unhitched from a pickup truck and drifted into oncoming traffic, striking the SUV in the driver's door. The woman subsequently lost control and struck a tree.

Georgia Patrol investigators believed the trailer hitch ball may have been too small for the trailer. Additional precautions were not taken, such as having a supplemental safety chain attaching the trailer. It was also believed that the home gym may have exceeded the recommended maximum weight for the trailer.

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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