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There are many good drivers on the road in Georgia. These drivers obey the traffic control signals, try not to speed, signal their turns and drive defensively. However, there are many other who do not or do not always pay attention to what they are doing while driving. Distracted driving can be very dangerous and it puts those drivers who drive safely at risk. Even if one is doing everything they are supposed to, they may end up in a car wreck because others hit them.
This recently occurred to a woman who was rear-ended by another driver. Unfortunately, the woman was killed in the accident. After the other driver rear-ended her she was forced into the path of a tractor-trailer, which hit her on the driver’s side, killing her. Another car then struck the tractor-trailer. The driver who rear-ended the woman was charged with vehicular homicide and following too close. It is unclear if any of the other drivers were injured in the accident.
All fatal accidents can be very devastating for the family of the victim. Losing a loved one is never easy, but it is especially difficult when it happens suddenly and could have easily been avoided. Beyond the emotional pain, which may never be fully healed, the family may also experience financial difficulties as well if the victim of the accident earned a significant portion of the income for the family. The family may be entitled to compensation for the loss though, which can be extremely valuable as they move forward.
Distracted driving is a major problem on the roads in Georgia. When drivers are not paying attention to the roads, they can cause very devastating car crashes. The victims of these accidents and their families can be left in very difficult situations, but may be entitled to compensation to help them through it, at least financially. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating these accidents can be and may be a useful resource.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Driver charged in deadly 4-vehicle crash on I-285,” Steve Burns, Sept. 27, 2017
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