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 the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an early morning accident may lead to charges after a driver and his passenger were killed. A 29-year-old driver ran a stop sign and was broadsided by a 27-year-old woman who was traveling above the 45 mph speed limit. Two children in the speeding car were injured in the accident. The police report indicated that alcohol could have been partially responsible for the accident but it did not indicate whether the deceased man or the speeding woman, or both, might have been drinking.
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 Law Offices of Shane Smith for a free consultation.