Fulton County, GA (October 11, 2018) – I-20 headed eastbound has heavy traffic backups due to a multi-vehicle accident in the roadway.
A multi-car accident occurred in the two center lanes of I-20 causing delays in traffic. Police and first responders reported to the scene. Any injured parties received medical treatment and police are investigating the cause of the pile-up.
Georgia Rear End Collisions
One of the most common types of car accidents is a rear end collision. These can range in severity from a tiny little fender bender to running headlong into another car at highways speeds causing major, catastrophic damage and possibly even resulting in deaths. It is a common misconception that, in a rear-end collision, the driver at the back of the pileup is at fault no matter what. This, however, is not always the case.
To be at fault in a car accident your actions must be proven to be negligent thereby causing the collision. Some instances of negligence in which you would be held responsible for a rear end collision include failure to pay attention to the road or stop in a reasonable amount of time, driving to fast, not maintaining control of your vehicle, not yielding the right of way to the proper motorist, failing to use your turn signals, and following another driver too closely. You are expected to maintain a space cushion between yourself and the car in front of you to allow for unexpected stops and road hazards.
It is possible for the leading car in a rear-end collision to be the negligent driver. Instances in which this would be the case include if the leading car suddenly goes in reverse, a driver stops suddenly to make a turn and then fails to actually turn, if the leading car as brake lights that are not working, or if the leading vehicle becomes disabled and the driver fails to pull off to the side of the road or use their hazards or traffic flares. It is important to note that depending on the state in which you live, the rear end driver may share the fault with the lead driver in these instances because pay attention to the road and leaving an ample space cushion could still have prevented some of these accidents. Each case is a little different with lots of variables and must be judged on its own merit.
If you have been involved in a rear-end collision and you believe that the other driver’s negligence was responsible for the accident, then you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The Nye Law Group boasts lawyers who have experience in negotiating these sorts of accident settlements. Both aggressive and meticulous, they can help you win your case and make sure that you get all the damages and compensation that the law says you are entitled to.
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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.