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 the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
A speeding truck caused a mid-afternoon multi-vehicle accident when it was unable to avoid slowing traffic. The truck, driven by a 15-year-old with his 77-year-old grandfather as a passenger, struck the back end of a car that had slowed in traffic. The truck lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic where it struck a tractor-trailer head-on. As a result of the impact the tractor trailer struck another truck. The teen driver had to be extricated with the Jaws of Life and was transported by air ambulance with severe injuries.
According to the police report the teen driver was cited for unsafe driving and following too closely.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith. We can obtain the relevant evidence including police reports.