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Georgia head-on motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injury

by | Jan 17, 2019 | motor vehicle accidents

Head-on motor vehicle accidents are among the most dangerous in Georgia and across the nation. These crashes will often occur because drivers ignore traffic laws, are in a rush to get to their destination, make dangerous maneuvers, are under the influence or are distracted. Drivers will be completely at the mercy of the other driver when a vehicle veers into their lane and drives straight toward them. Since these crashes are difficult to avoid and can cause such extensive damage, they can result in serious injuries and death. People who are injured or have lost a loved one in head-on crashes must think about whether a legal filing is needed for compensation.

A head-on accident sent two people to the hospital. The crash happened in the morning at shortly before 6:30 a.m. when a vehicle that was going north made an illegal pass of another vehicle. The road was a no-passing area. It subsequently had a head-on crash with an SUV. There were two people in the SUV – an adult driver and a 13-year-old boy. They were injured and taken to the hospital. The driver of the vehicle that crashed into them was given citations for various infractions.

Motor vehicle accidents do not discriminate and come without warning. There is an inherent trust that drivers will adhere to the rules of the road and take the necessary steps to ensure everyone is safe. When that is violated, people can be injured making it necessary to have a long hospital stay, lose time at work, have a radically changed life and need treatment to return to normal. If there is a fatality, the family left behind must come to grips with an unexpected and unnecessary loss and deal with the personal and financial ramifications. Legal advice on how to proceed is imperative in these cases.

A vehicle that was making an illegal pass crashed head-on into an SUV and injured its two occupants. Given the circumstances in which there was an illegal and dangerous move being made and that there were injuries in a crash, it is wise for the victims and their families to understand their rights. A law firm that helps people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents should be contacted for advice in taking the next step to file a claim and be compensated.