Law enforcement officers were busy throughout the state of Georgia over Memorial Day weekend. According to CBS Atlanta, many individuals were out on their boats on the long weekend, and there was one tragic death on a waterway. The DNR says that they issued 24 citations for boating under the influence, an illegal action just like driving under the influence. Boaters who are drinking at the time of an arrest can be prosecuted in a DUI trial.
Another six deaths occurred on Georgia roadways over the weekend as many individuals took road trips to visit friends or family for the weekend. Two fatal crashes occurred in Milledgeville and two happened in Thomasville. The heavy traffic and danger of DUI drivers over the weekend probably contributed to the saddening amount of deaths over the weekend. In 2012, there were a total of 326 crashes, 278 injuries, and 16 deaths over Memorial Day weekend. While authorities would prefer to eliminate all fatalities on Memorial Day, the statistics have significantly improved since that time.
If you were involved in a Memorial Day accident then you need to seek compensation from the party-at-fault. If your loved one died in a car accident, truck accident, or boating accident over the weekend, you also have the right to seek financial damages for your family using a wrongful death lawsuit. The Atlanta injury lawyersat Van Sant Law are dedicated to helping crash victims get back on their feet financially by litigating against liable parties or negotiating with insurance companies.
The lawyers at this firm understand that you are suffering, and they want to help. They have already recovered millions of dollars for their clients, which is why the attorneys at the firm are in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. If you need information about litigation then call the firm today at (404) 991-5950.