Atlanta Injury Accidents and You
Atlanta, GA (December 30, 2020) – A car accident on Wednesday morning resulted in injuries to one or more victims. The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of I-20, close to Hill Street. It is believed at this time that two or more vehicles were involved in the collision. At least one victim is known to have been taken to the hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained in the crash.
Several responders and paramedics were sent to the location of the crash to assist those who were injured. It is also reported that traffic in the area was blocked as a result of the collision. Details are still emerging related to the accident and the condition of the injured individuals.
When two or more vehicles collide, the likelihood of serious injuries occurring is high. This is especially true when an accident occurs at a blind spot, which prevents other drivers from seeing the hazard. There are several potential ways that individuals can suffer injury in a multi-vehicle collision, both directly and indirectly.
Drivers and passengers are most at risk of suffering injuries when two or more cars collide. However, injuries may also occur if passengers leave a vehicle. Other drivers who do not see passengers on the road may not stop quickly enough. Drivers and passengers are advised to remain at the scene of an accident but should ensure that they are in a safe location, whether inside or outside of the vehicle.
Due to the size of most trucks, there is higher risk of an accident involving multiple vehicles. It is therefore important that other drivers give trucks room to maneuver in traffic or while turning. Trucks also have several blind spots that restrict or prevent the driver from seeing other vehicles. While it is impossible to always stay out of a truck’s blind spots, other drivers should exercise extreme caution.
In a scenario where all other drivers are acting appropriately while driving near a truck, accidents can still happen. Examples include mechanical failures, a truck inadvertently shedding its load or a driver speeding to meet a deadline. Truck accidents are more likely to result in injuries and fatalities due to the size and weight of these large vehicles.
Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
Injuries incurred in a motor vehicle accident can have life-changing consequences. In many cases, victims do not immediately experience symptoms of injury. Some of the worst injuries include traumatic brain injury (TBI), paralysis and spinal cord injuries. These injuries can impact personal relationships, lifestyles and the ability to work.
Victims of a motor vehicle accident may be eligible to receive compensation. If you were involved in an accident that was caused by the harmful actions of another individual or entity, you can speak to an Atlanta Accident Attorney about your case. The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown provides a free initial consultation.
Medical Costs & Loss of Earnings
Two of the largest financial impacts from a motor vehicle accident are medical costs and loss of earnings. Paying for treatment and medications can run into thousands of dollars, with ongoing medical needs creating a financial burden. Some or all of these costs can be covered in a successful compensation claim.
Injuries can prevent victims from working, which results in loss of earnings. If you are permanently disabled and can’t work, compensation may cover some of your losses. The model used in Atlanta includes both past and future lost earnings.
Call the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown today to book an appointment for your free initial consultation. As an experienced accident injury lawyer, he will fight to win the compensation you deserve.
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