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 Gwinnett 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.
Three sisters, ages 5, 7 and 13, were being driven to school recently by their 20-year old brother when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle, struck a mailbox and then a tree. The siblings were all taken to an Atlanta hospital where they underwent surgeries for their injuries.
Police charged the driver with failure to maintain his lane of traffic and two child restraint violations. The child restraint counts indicate that the children were not wearing safety belts at the time of the accident. No other cars were involved and reports indicated that there was only minor property damage. The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) section 40-8-76 mandates the use of safety belts and children's safety restraints.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Gwinnett County auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.