The holidays are always a dangerous time to be driving. More people are out on the roads and the chances of an accident are high. But if you take risky behavior and pile it on top of that, you’re just asking for trouble. The reckless actions of a driver can absolve others involved in an accident, as what may happen in this case.
Police believe that a man was speeding along GA-400 in the early morning of Christmas Eve. He was traveling southbound near Lenox Road when he drifted over his lane and struck another vehicle. This crash pushed him sideways into one guardrail. Then the driver overcorrected across all lanes and hit the other guardrail.
After merging back into traffic through another correction, the car was struck by a truck and the driver was ejected from his vehicle. Several other cars then ran him over. He died at the scene. Due to what happened, none of the drivers who ran the man over are expected to be charged.
It can be hard to face the fact that someone’s injuries are their fault and not the fault of someone else. Part of the job of being a personal injury lawyer is to assess how much fault is involved and what compensation can be gained from that percentage. This can determine whether or not it is worth trying to fight for better compensation in court. But you won’t know if your case is like this until you talk with a qualified personal injury attorney like the ones at John Foy & Associates. Call us today for a free consultation if you’ve been injured in Metro Atlanta.