Despite the availability of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail and bus transit in Atlanta, motor vehicles remain the dominant form of transportation in and around the city. From Interstate 285 forming “the Perimeter” that encircles the city to the major intersection of interstate highways and access roads at the Tom Moreland Interchange more commonly known as “Spaghetti Junction” in northern DeKalb County, there are several high-traffic areas.
Three other interstates also run through Atlanta, making it more common for collisions in the city to involve more than just two motor vehicles. Every additional automobile involved in a crash adds another layer of confusion for victims who can be left without any real knowledge of who is actually to blame for causing an accident.
Were you injured or was your loved one killed in a crash in Georgia that involved multiple motor vehicles? You may be entitled to compensation for any property damage, lost wages, and medical bills in addition to other considerations.
Atlanta attorney ReShea Balams understands the complex nature of multi-vehicle crashes. She investigates cases like these all over the city as well as surrounding areas such as Smyrna, Johns Creek, Riverdale, Norcross, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, East Point, Decatur, Milton, Forest Park, Alpharetta, Roswell, College Park, Dunwoody, and Marietta.
The Balams Firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay anything for our services unless we get you a financial award. Let ReShea Balams review your case by calling (404) 445-2005 right now to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
In a typical crash involving two vehicles, disputes occasionally arise about who was actually at fault. In these typical crash cases, the cause of the collision is generally a little more evident. When the accident involves three or more motor vehicles, however, more complicating outside factors make it more difficult to determine who was at fault.
Multi-vehicle crashes may be chain-reaction collisions. Alternatively, multi-vehicle crashes can stem from other automobiles being unable to avoid one primary accident on a busy road. Some of the most common underlying causes of crashes involving multiple vehicles include, but are not limited to:
Even people who are not involved in the central collision point of a multiple vehicle crash can suffer extremely severe injuries. Automobiles may roll over or careen wildly out of control, and motor vehicles can be struck from behind by the force of chain reaction accidents.
Even lower-speed impact in these crashes can cause serious harm. Some of the types of injuries people may sustain include, but are not limited to:
In the immediate aftermath of any motor vehicle crash in Atlanta, GA, victims are certain to be contacted by the insurance company that represents the other driver. In multi-vehicle collisions, a victim will receive phone calls from multiple insurance companies.
In cases where victims have suffered particularly catastrophic injuries, insurance representatives will try to convince victims they do not need lawyers. These agents will initially seem very friendly, but they will soon become more aggressive in attempting to get victims to accept proposed settlements.
For many victims, the settlement amounts that are initially offered can seem quite generous. Unfortunately, they rarely account for any significant future costs such as medical expenses or lost wages.
Worse yet, insurance companies want to get victims to make recorded statements that ultimately hurt their cases later on. If you make any sort of statement that admits some degree of fault or minimizes your pain and suffering, it can be used to undermine your personal injury claim later on.
For this reason, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after any accident involving multiple automobiles. You can then refuse to speak to all insurance companies and direct their calls to your attorney.
Georgia Crashes, Injuries & Fatalities Statistics — The Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Georgia aims to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries in the Peach State by providing highway safety data and fact-based analyses. The GOHS website contains all sorts of statistics and data related to motor vehicle crashes, including alcohol, speed, and collision statistics. You can also learn more about GOHS programs relating to occupant protection, slow-moving vehicles, and younger and older drivers.Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety
Investigation of Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes on Two-Lane Rural Highways in Georgia — Read the final report from the Georgia Institute of Technology (more commonly known as Georgia Tech or GT) of an in-depth study prepared for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The investigation covers the human, vehicle, roadway, and environment-related characteristics of fatal crashes. The report includes numerous tables, figures, and statistics.
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IIHS-HLDI: Crash Testing & Highway Safety — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the deaths, injuries, and property damage from crashes on the nation's roads. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) is a nonprofit research organization that shares and supports the mission of IIHS through scientific studies of insurance data. This website is replete with safety-related information, including vehicle ratings, news, and educational and consumer safety videos.
If you were seriously injured or your loved one was killed in a multi-vehicle car accident in Atlanta, Georgia, you will want to make sure that you have legal counsel who holds all negligent parties accountable. The Balams Firm fights for clients involved in accidents inside and outside the Perimeter, including communities in Gwinnett County, Clayton County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, and Cobb County.
ReShea Balams is an Atlanta personal injury attorney who is committed to getting justice for every person she represents. You can have her evaluate your case during a free initial consultation as soon as you call (404) 445-2005.