Sandy Springs, GA (November 13, 2023) – A fatal accident reported in the Sandy Springs area claimed one person’s life. The accident occurred at around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11.
According to reports from the Sandy Springs Police Department, a collision involving five vehicles occurred on Interstate 285. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene to provide help.
The incident prompted the closure of the interstate near Roswell Road.
One person fled the scene of the accident.
Two people were injured in the crash and had to be transported to a local hospital for medical care. One of the victims ended up passing away as a result of their injuries.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim at this time.
Our sympathies are with the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents are an unfortunate occurrence that can have devastating consequences. While each accident is unique, there are common factors that contribute to these incidents taking place. One of the most prevalent causes is distracted driving. It is all too common to see drivers distracted by their cell phones, radios, or even talking to passengers while driving on our roadways.
Another factor that contributes to car accidents is speeding. Many drivers fail to recognize the dangers associated with exceeding the speed limit and engaging in reckless driving behaviors. Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to react quickly and increases the severity of any resulting collisions.
Impaired driving also plays a significant role in car accidents. Whether it be alcohol or drugs, impaired drivers often exhibit poor judgment and delayed reaction times on the road. Unfortunately, these actions can lead to devastating accidents that ultimately take the lives of those nearby.
After losing a loved one, families have the ability to file wrongful death lawsuits against those responsible. In Georgia, the law is specific about who can file a wrongful death case. In most cases, it is the surviving spouse of the deceased who has the right to initiate legal action. If there is no surviving spouse, then the children of the deceased may have standing to bring a claim.
If there are no surviving spouses or children, then it may be possible for other family members, such as parents or siblings, to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, this can vary depending on individual circumstances and factors like financial dependency.
It’s important to remember that in order to file a wrongful death case in Georgia, you must be able to establish that someone’s negligence or intentional actions caused the death of your loved one. For this reason, it is in your best interest to seek guidance from a Georgia wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
For decades, our car accident lawyers at Ted Greve & Associates have sought to protect the rights of families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Our team is available to help your family pursue legal action and hold the negligent driver accountable. To get started, reach out to our dedicated personal injury legal team by calling (800) 693-7833 to schedule a free consultation.