An auto accident in Fulton County can lead to severe injuries and massive medical expenses. It can even result in fatalities. While most drivers operate their vehicles safely, there is always the chance for negligence, unfortunate circumstances or a driver under the influence to cause a car accident. Those who are seriously injured will have a great deal to consider after the crash.
Recently, a 68-year-old man suffered injuries when another car ran a red light and crashed into his. The vehicle that ran the red light was being driven by a 23-year-old man who was being followed by law enforcement. He was wanted on a warrant for simple battery. He is facing charges for DUI, eluding police, running through two stop signs and for not wearing his safety belt.
The 68-year-old was also hospitalized stating he had chest pains after the auto accident.
When a person is injured in a car accident, the first priority is to get better. Other issues will also come to the forefront in the incident’s aftermath. Medical expenses won’t just be for the hospitalization, but there might be rehabilitation and the possibility for care in the home. Insurance companies may sound caring when they contact the injured person and his or her family, but their main focus is keeping costs in line. A settlement offer they make will be designed to control costs. Before filing litigation, it is important that there be a comprehensive accident investigation to determine what happened.
In this case, a driver was fleeing police and went through a red light. As a result, he crashed into another vehicle being driven by an elderly man. The elderly man was ejected from his vehicle and injured with broken bones. The injured man and his family need to understand how to pursue compensation in this crash. For that, they should contact an experienced attorney to discuss the case as soon as possible.
Source: WFXL.com, “Driver runs red light causing two car accident,” Stefanie Martinez, Aug. 29, 2014