Any type of car collision has the chance to leave a Georgia resident injured, sometimes seriously. But, a hit and run type of car accident can be even more dangerous, because oftentimes the person who leaves the scene either doesn't know that they hit something or someone - or they don't care.
Most Georgia residents likely see media reports about hit and run accidents from time to time. Unfortunately, according to a recent report, one such incident occurred close to home, in Peachtree Corners, on Feb. 22.
When a North Georgia resident is injured in an auto accident, there will almost always be an accident investigation to determine a number of factors, but none more important than who was responsible for the crash. In some cases the crash is due to one party's recklessness - say, from drunk driving or texting and driving. In other cases the weather conditions may have played a factor. However, sometimes it can be difficult for police investigators to determine the cause of a crash. When this happens, an attempt at crash reconstruction could be in play.
Car accidents happen every day in nearly every city in the United States., including Georgia. Yearly injuries from accidents reach the millions and the societal cost for accidents extends to the hundreds of billions. That is nearly $900 dollars for every person in the United States. Needless to say, those who work in the insurance industry have extensive experience dealing with lawsuits stemming from an auto accident.
A car accident can take a lot from a person. There is the financial toll of car repairs, medical bills, time off work spent recovering, all on top of the responsibilities that the person already had. But ultimately more costly than the financial toll are the physical and emotional injuries that a car accident can create. Cars can be replaced and bones mended, but the loss of a loved one is something that can't be repaired with money.
A car accident in Rome, Georgia can happen to anyone at any time including those in positions of responsibility like police officers. They can occur for a multitude of reasons including negligence, recklessness and a drunk driver. When a person is injured in an auto accident, there is the chance that there will be significant medical expenses and other issues that will affect their lives and the lives of their families.
A car accident at an intersection in Valdosta is currently being treated by investigators as a hit-and-run. Officials are seeking a gray pickup truck and its driver, whom they allege was responsible for striking a van and injuring the man driving it around 8 a.m. on March 31.
A recent crash on a Georgia interstate involving two vehicles resulted in three injuries, one of them serious. According to Fulton County Police, at about 5:15 p.m. on March 14 a pickup truck traveling on Interstate 85 lost control and slammed into a semi traveling in the same direction. The collision happened just after the Senoia Road exit, and the impact sent both vehicles toward the shoulder of the highway. The big rig hit the guardrail and a bridge pillar, and then its trailer separated from the cab and flipped over.
GM issued a massive recall of 778,562 vehicles after six deaths were reported in accidents that involved defective ignition switches in the vehicles. The models involved were the 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and the 2007 Pontiac G5 compacts, and the recall might affect vehicle owners in Georgia.
An early-morning Georgia accident on Jan. 27 left two people injured and numerous chickens loose on the road. Both the drivers of a car and of a poultry truck were injured in an auto accident that happened around 5:35 a.m. on Highway 129 at the intersection of Lenox Drive in Gainesville.