Atlanta, GA (December 9, 2021) – At 4:41 p.m. on the afternoon of Thursday, December 9, a multi-vehicle crash with injuries occurred in Atlanta.
According to DeKalb County officials, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-285 around the area of exit 37, Lavista Road. Two or more vehicles were traveling in the area when one lost control, causing them to slam into another vehicle. The involved vehicles were badly damaged as a result and had to be towed from the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The injured parties were hospitalized, though their conditions are not yet known.
Due to the severity of the accident, two right lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents happen every single year in the state of Georgia, some of which are minor and others that are incredibly severe in nature. In just one recent year’s time, over 116,000 people were seriously injured in car accidents due to the careless acts of others. These accidents happen in the blink of an eye in many different areas but highways are known for being some of the most common places. Car accidents happen due to many different reasons on our highways, including the following:
- Driver distractions
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Fatigued driving
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a car accident entirely on their own. If you have sustained injuries in a car accident caused by another party, you should be prepared to speak with a skilled attorney that you can trust.
The aftermath of a car accident can impact your life in a variety of ways. You may have questions that only a skilled Atlanta car accident lawyer will be able to help you answer. For instance, what types of evidence do you need to prove that another party is at fault for your accident? What deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to moving forward with an accident claim? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer with the help of an Atlanta personal injury lawyer on your side.
Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after you have been hurt in a car accident that is not your fault. We will stand by your side as you navigate the legal system for the first time after an accident caused by careless acts. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected during these difficult times. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can help you in your time of need.
Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified and so, if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.