Two individuals were killed in a wreck in Cobb County on Monday afternoon. The crash happened on Interstate 575 in the state of Georgia, North of Chastain Road. According to reports, there was a car heading north on the road on the left lane which suddenly crossed the median and slammed into a small tanker truck which was travelling south. Police are still investigating the crash to determine a cause for the tragic accident.
The victim’s names have not yet been released. The I-575 southbound traffic was being diverted from the road because authorities had to clear the scene of the accident. Horrific accidents like this are relatively common in Georgia. In fact, in the state of Georgia, there were 1,703 traffic-related deaths in the year 2008. Data from this year shows that there were 342,534 reported accidents in one year and 133,555 people were injured.
Every day, there is an average of 1,198 crashes according to these sobering statistics. This means that there are approximately 70 drivers hurt in Georgia every single hour. This is why it is so important for you to have a car accident attorney ready to assist you in the event of an accident. Whether you were harmed in a collision or your loved one was killed due to another driver’s negligence, you need to seek compensation from the party at-fault.
You can obtain compensation whether you were the victim of a whiplash soft tissue injury or a traumatic brain injury; get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills and other expenses regarding the accident. If you want more information about car accident lawsuits, a lawyer at Van Sant Law can assist you. Call (404) 991-5950 because time is of the essence when it comes to car accident lawsuits. The firm often operates on contingency fees, which means you have a risk-free option to get the compensation you desire.