Clayton County, GA (October 09 2018) – At 5:00 AM on Tuesday morning a five-car pileup impeded rush hour traffic in Clayton County.
The accident took place at I-75 northbound at I-285. All lanes in the busy interchange were shut down as police and first responders arrived on the scene. Those who sustained injuries were given medical treatment. None of those involved have had their names released yet because the investigation is still ongoing and police have yet to determine the cause of the accident.
Henry County motorists were cautioned to take I-675 or Highway 1941 as alternate routes to avoid the traffic backup.
Georgia Multi-Vehicle Highway Accidents
While they can most certainly be the fault of a single driver, multi-vehicle accidents are usually brought about by several drivers all contributing different negligent behaviors to the incident. Passengers and drivers alike can be injured in car pileups, especially those that happen on the highway where traffic is flying by at a rapid pace. If you are involved in a multi-car collision on the highway there are certain steps that you need to take not only to ensure your safety and the safety of everyone in your vehicle but to protect yourself from false claims and lawsuits as well. It is important to go over these steps and learn before anything actually happens. In the moment of an accident or emergency, you may not think too clearly.
If you are able, the first thing you should do is move your car off to the shoulder of the road and out of the way of oncoming traffic. If moving your vehicle is not possible, you need to turn your hazards on and use road flares to move traffic around you where applicable. Next, you need to put your car in park, set the emergency brake and safely exit your vehicle. This will most likely involve getting out on the passenger side of the car so that you do not step into traffic. Then check on the other people involved and make sure no one is seriously hurt or unconscious, and then call the police. Even if the accident appears minimal in nature obtaining a police report will be crucial when dealing with the insurance companies and with lawyers. If there are no injuries and the police tell you they will not be coming then you need to file an accident report through the DMV.
Once all that has been sorted, the next step is to collect as much information as you can from the other people involved in the accident. Information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, license plate numbers, makes and models of cars, and the location of the accident is just as vital to the situation at hand as the police report. Make sure you ask to see documentation of this information (insurance policy, driver’s license, etc.). Don’t just take people at the word in a situation like this. The final steps are to document the scene with pictures and videos for later reference and to get in touch with your insurance company and file an accident report. If you follow all of these steps after a multi-vehicle highway collision then you be at the top of your game for dealing with your insurance company and filing or deflecting any lawsuits that arise from the situation.
If you find yourself at either end of a lawsuit resulting from a car accident, call the Nye Law Group and speak with one of our attorneys about representing you. We provide top-notch legal services to those who have been physically or psychologically injured as the result of the negligence of another person.
For a free, no strings attached consultation with an expert attorney, give Nye Law Group a call at 912-200-5230
Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.