Interstate highways and other high-speed roads can be especially dangerous to drivers and their passengers during times of increased traffic. According to a local news report, a Georgia car accident on an Interstate in the Atlanta metro area sent several people to the hospital with significant injuries. It also shut down traffic on the interstate for several hours. The news source reported that the major accident occurred on a Saturday night in September on I-20 near I-285, and although the exact cause of the crash is unknown, at least 15 people were sent to the hospital as a result of the crash.
Multi-vehicle accidents often have multiple causes which can vary for each of the vehicles involved. On highways and interstates, speed is often a contributing factor in accidents that subsequently involve other vehicles, triggering a chain-reaction crash. Drivers and passengers can be injured by crashing into walls or center dividers, as well as impacts from the front of their vehicles, in addition to damage caused if they are hit by a vehicle from behind that was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident ahead. Drivers on high-speed roads have a duty of care to be mindful of their speed, in addition to the distance that they are following the car in front of them so that they can safely stop in time in the event of a crash up ahead.
Drivers who are traveling at an unsafe speed or following too closely and contribute to a multi-car accident can be held accountable for their negligence through a Georgia personal injury claim. However, not all drivers involved in a multi-car accident are at fault. A driver caught in the middle of a pileup may be injured by no fault of their own. Georgia drivers are required to carry liability insurance for damages that result from an accident that is fully or partially their fault, and a knowledgeable attorney can pursue claims against all drivers who contributed to an accident that injured their client, as well as the affiliated insurance companies.
Have You Been Injured in a Georgia Car Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Georgia auto accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your loss. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, there may be multiple liable parties. The qualified car accident attorneys at McAleer Law can help you handle your car accident case, regardless of its complexity, and help ensure that all of the responsible parties are held accountable for the costs and damages related to your injuries. Our experienced Georgia personal injury attorneys have a firm command of Georgia negligence and, with our help, you can be confident that you will receive the compensation that you deserve. We handle cases on a contingency basis, so you will have no out-of-pocket cost for our representation, and we only get paid if you get paid. To speak with a dedicated Georgia accident attorney today, contact our offices at 404-622-5337 for a no-obligation consultation. You can also contact us online.