Decatur, GA (October 17, 2021) – At 6:30 p.m. on the evening of Sunday, October 17, a multi-vehicle collision occurred on a highway in Decatur.
According to DeKalb County officials, the accident happened in the westbound lanes of I-20 around the area of exit 54, Langhorn Street. Several vehicles were traveling in the area when one or more lost control, causing them to collide with each other. The vehicles involved in the accident were badly damaged as a result.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those with injuries. One or more victims, who have not yet been identified, were injured in the accident. The victims were immediately hospitalized, though their conditions are not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time. Police urged those in the area to use MLK, Jr. Drive as alternate routes.
The investigation into the circumstances of the crash continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents are a leading cause of hospitalizations throughout the state of Georgia. These accidents happen every hour of the day. In just one hour’s time, in fact, approximately 70 car accidents took place due to the recklessness of others. These accidents happen in many areas but highways are some of the most common. Drivers tend to engage in negligent acts on our highways. These acts include the following:
- Driver distractions
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to an accident that is not your fault. It is up to you as an injured party to prove that another party is at fault for your accident. If you have been hurt in a collision that is not your fault, you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
The aftermath of a car accident can turn your life upside-down in the blink of an eye. You may have a variety of questions that a Decatur car accident lawyer can help you answer. For instance, what types of deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to your claim? What evidence do you need to show that another party is at fault for your accident? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a Decatur personal injury lawyer.
Decatur Car Accident Attorneys
If you have been hurt in a collision, our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here for you. We understand how overwhelming a car accident can be on physical, emotional, and financial levels. Our attorneys will help you work toward results when it comes to your claim.
We will help you obtain the compensation you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects such as medical bills, lost wages, therapy costs, and more. Please contact an accident attorney in Decatur at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options are available for you in your time of need.
Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified and so, if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.
Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.