On June 12, 2017, many Atlanta commuters were impacted by the horrific crash that took place on GA 316 in Lawrenceville. Multiple lanes on the roadway were closed for hours. To date, one person has been killed and more than a dozen injured, including two critically, in the wreck, which involved eight vehicles, including a tractor-trailer.
We at Kaufman Law, P.C. are often tasked with the challenge of advocating for victims of multi-car wrecks. When one is grieving the loss of a loved one, or tending to their own injuries and trying to get well, the last thing on anyone’s mind is figuring out which vehicle (or vehicles) was responsible for causing the collision or which insurance carrier(s) are responsible for injuries and property damage. Unfortunately, insurance companies know this and will take every opportunity to minimize the amount of money they will have to pay out.
Preserving the evidence from any car wreck is crucial. It is even more important when a tractor trailer is involved. Measurements and photos, coupled with data downloads from the vehicles, can often paint a detailed picture of who caused the collision and how. This evidence can disappear incredibly fast if not properly preserved. Insurance companies will often take advantage of the confusion and point the finger at each other instead of accepting responsibility, all the in the same of saving a buck.
If you find yourself the victim of wreck, please do not delay for any reason. Contact an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney immediately who knows how to properly investigate your claim and who will ensure you get the medical treatment you need to make your life whole again.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the deceased, along with those that were injured in the collision yesterday.