Georgia drivers can never know what to expect when they leave their homes and hit the road. There could be unexpected obstructions on the road, vehicle malfunctions or even poor weather conditions, all of which can lead to a car accident.
However, one of the most unpredictable elements for drivers involves the actions and choices of other drivers with whom they share the road, which is obviously outside a person’s control. A recent Georgia accident demonstrates how quickly circumstances can change and cause a serious car accident.
A man was driving his truck, which was hauling a camper, southbound on a highway earlier this month when a woman driving a vehicle in the northbound lane swerved into the opposite lane and sideswiped the man’s vehicle. The car then crashed head-on into a smaller car driven by the man’s wife, who was also southbound at the time of the incident. The authorities are still investigating the crash and have not yet determined why the woman swerved into the wrong lane directly in the path of oncoming traffic.
All three individuals were transported to the local medical facility for treatment of injuries sustained during the crash. The woman who swerved into the oncoming lane is listed in stable condition. On the other hand, the man driving the truck has been released from the hospital, but his wife remains hospitalized in guarded condition.
Those injured in a car accident may be able to receive reimbursement for medical expenses and other damages that result from the incident through filing a legal claim against the responsible party under the guise of Georgia’s personal injury laws. Along with reimbursement for injuries, plaintiffs may be able to gain monetary compensation for damages caused to vehicles involved in he crash. Above all, a civil claim can help a person through the difficult time following accident as they work hard to recover.
In such cases, each side will have the opportunity to present their legal argument in a court of law. Gaining comprehensive knowledge of the legal process in such cases can help to bolster the chances of reaching a successful resolution.
Source: WALB News, “Lowndes Co. car crash sends 3 to hospital,” Lydia Jennings, Oct. 16, 2012