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Rear-end car accidents can lead to fatalities in Georgia

On Behalf of | Apr 26, 2019 | Car Accidents, Firm News

All car accidents carry with them the risk of serious injuries and fatalities. Some, however, are more dangerous than others. For people who are stopped at a red light or a stop sign and are suddenly rear-ended, their vulnerability places them at significant risk. When these accidents happen, the injured party or the family left behind must think about the circumstances of the case and how the accident will harm their future. Having legal assistance is very helpful to prepare for a possible lawsuit.

A 54-year-old woman who was working her early-morning delivery job was rear-ended by another vehicle and killed. The accident happened at around 3:40 a.m. She was in the left lane of the road when another vehicle ran into the back of her vehicle. The second vehicle was being driven by a 24-year-old man. The impact sent the 54-year-old’s car into a tree, killing the woman. She was declared dead at the site of the crash. Officers believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. Blood tests are pending. The driver of the second vehicle is facing multiple charges for this accident including DUI and a felony for vehicular homicide. Other charges could be added.

Car accidents can happen at any time. When a person is simply trying to work to earn a living and needs to drive in the early-morning hours to do that, there is always a danger of encountering a driver who is under the influence or who believes that because there are few vehicles on the road, it makes it allowable to be reckless. That is not the case and people are injured and killed on a regular basis because of these kinds of accidents. A rear-end crash is among the worst kinds of crashes because the driver never sees it coming and cannot do anything to avoid it. With the medical costs, lost income and more when there are injuries, people’s lives can be changed substantially. If there is a fatality, the family will want to know how and why it happened. A full investigation is needed from their perspective to consider a legal filing.

A woman who was doing newspaper deliveries was rear-ended by a speeding truck and forced into a tree. She died in the crash. Although the driver of the truck was arrested and is believed to have been under the influence, it remains important for the woman’s family to protect themselves. One way to do this is by consulting experienced in assisting those who have lost a loved one in car accidents so they can take the necessary steps to file a lawsuit.