According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), there were 23,640 fatalities on Georgia's highways between 1994 and 2008. The most urban area, Fulton County, had 124 deaths. Clayton County highways were ranked third in the greatest number of fatalities with 48. Georgia ranked in the top 20 states for highway fatalities.
Consulting a Clayton County attorney after a car accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Clayton County you should discuss your case with a car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, charges are pending against a dump truck driver who collided with a car and lost his load, seriously injuring the car's driver and passenger. The dump truck driver allegedly was speeding as it approached three cars. The first car was waiting to legally turn left and two cars waited behind. The truck swerved to avoid the last two cars and in so doing, struck the car turning left. The dump truck subsequently overturned and lost its load on the car.
The 62-year-old driver of the car and her 37-year-old daughter were both airlifted with severe injuries, including broken bones, head injuries, and multiple lacerations.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.