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Two Seriously Injured in Georgia Car Accident on Whitesville Road
Two Georgia residents suffered serious injuries last week in a car accident that took place on Whitesville Road in Columbus. Georgia State Patrol Trooper Brad Turner responded to the scene of the collision, which occurred at about 1:22 p.m. on April 3, and found that the drivers of both cars involved in the accident sustained major injuries. The official cause of the wreck has yet to be reported, but police believe negligence on the part of one of the drivers is to blame. If you have been injured in a car accident in Georgia that you believe was caused by another person, contact our reputable attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak as soon as possible. Our law firm is located in Atlanta, and our legal team has extensive experience protecting the rights of car accident victims throughout the state of Georgia.
Two-Car Collision Results in Injuries
The Georgia car accident is still being investigated, but Turner has reported that physical evidence matches the witnesses’ accounts. According to the accident report, a white Camry, driven by 59-year-old Donald Murphy, was traveling south on Whitesville Road, when his car drifted into the northbound lane for an unknown reason and struck the driver’s side of a gold Camry, driven by 78-year-old Electa Brown. Brown was extricated from her vehicle following the collision and airlifted to the Columbus Medical Center, according to Turner. Murphy suffered head trauma in the accident and was transported to West Georgia Medical Center for treatment.
Understanding Negligence in GA Car Accidents
Although there are a variety of factors that can play a role in Georgia car accidents, statistics show that the majority of collisions in the United States are caused by driver negligence. Negligence is defined as a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would in similar circumstances, meaning, when applied to car accidents, a driver who is careless behind the wheel. Negligence comes in a variety of forms, including drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving, and more, and can put the negligent driver, his passengers and other motorists on Georgia roadways at risk of serious injuries or death.
Contact Our Skilled Attorneys for Help
In the state of Georgia alone, more than 130,000 people are injured in car accidents every year, and another 1,200 or more are killed. In fact, according to statistics provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Crash Analysis, Statistics and Information Notebook, more than 1,720 people are involved in car accidents in Georgia every day. This amounts to more than 70 people per hour. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in Georgia, which you believe was caused by another person’s negligence, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak for legal help. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of car accident victims statewide, and will work diligently to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve.