Cobb County, GA (October 11, 2018) – Shortly before 5:00 PM a multi-vehicle collision took place on I-20 eastbound at Thornton Road, exit 44.
Multiple cars were involved in a high-speed accident on the interstate. Police officers and the fire department arrived on the scene quickly. Traffic had to be rerouted all the way to the far righthand side of the highway where drivers were forced to get past the scene by driving in the shoulder. Traffic was eventually able to get through using the two righthand lanes and Highway 78 was strongly suggested as an alternate route. Firefighters were on the scene to offer medical attention as well as police assistance.
No further information has been released on this accident as the investigation is still ongoing.
Georgia Road Hazards
Not all car accidents stem from the carelessness of one or more drivers. Sometimes the accident was due to an unforeseen road hazard. Road hazards include obstacles such as snow, ice, standing water, debris, slick surfaces, uneven expansion joints, animals, bumpy road edges, gravel, rough roads, and objects that have fallen out of or off of another vehicle on the road (spare tires, luggage not properly secured to roof racks, etc.). In some cases no one can be blamed for a road hazard. No one is to blame when a deer dashes out onto a country road, or it suddenly starts sleeting when the weather forecast called for no precipitation.
Other road hazards, however, are the direct fault of a person or entity. For example, a road crew or even the local government may be held responsible for uneven expansion joints that cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle, or for a huge pothole that causes a tire to blow out and sends the car careening across several lanes of traffic. The type of vehicle the driver is in when he or she encounters a road hazard can also have a prominent effect on the outcome.
A pothole that feels like a small bump to a truck or SUV can send a motorcycle flying through the air and result in a serious injury or even a fatality. In that case, the cyclist or his family would be in a position to file a lawsuit based on things like negligence against not only the local government who is responsible for maintaining and upkeeping the roads but the company who was responsible for carrying out the actual repairs as well.
Negligence is involved in almost all cases having to do with road hazards. You need an attorney who knows the ins and outs of this tricky area of the law and is able to produce a strong, superior case in order to protect your rights and see to it that you get the compensation that you deserve for your accident. Here at Nye Law Group, we are able to do just that. If you have been in an accident where a road hazard was the cause contact us as soon as possible.
We offer a free, no strings attached consultation on your proposed lawsuit. Just give us 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.