Driver negligence can quickly lead to tragedy. Failing to observe traffic rules can be a major factor in a car accident, as unfortunately demonstrated by a recent accident in Worth County, Georgia.
Two people died as the result of the three-vehicle car crash which happened on Highway 112 North. An 81-year-old man did not yield the right of way when turning left onto the highway, leading to a collision with a northbound tractor trailer. A pickup driven by a 23-year-old man traveling southbound swerved in an attempt to avoid the incident but collided head-on with the two other vehicles. The driver of the tractor trailer was hospitalized, treated and released, but the southbound pickup truck driver was killed, as was the left-turning driver who crashed with the semi-truck.
In an accident such as the recent Highway 112 North incident, an experienced attorney can help sift through the evidence to determine whether a negligent party might be held liable for damages. Failing to yield right of way is one common type of negligence in a motor vehicle accident which can be used to establish a strong foundation in the legal proceedings that may follow the accident. And when a family loses a loved one, compensation may be necessary to deal with the medical bills, lost wages and other expenses that arise in the wake of a tragedy.
Instances of driver negligence that take the life of a loved one are tragic. But proper legal action guided by a professional can help victims seek a just and favorable outcome to protect their economic stability during the healing process.
Source: mysouthwestga.com, “Georgia State Patrol investigating fatal Worth County accident,” Jan. 19, 2014