Fatal Bartow County Wreck Claims Four Lives


November 01, 2010

A serious auto accident claimed the lives of four people Monday afternoon when a Kia Sportage which was traveling westbound on S.R. 140 crossed the center divider line and crashed head-on into a Buick LeSabre that was traveling eastbound. Sadly, the driver of the Kia and three people in the Buick were killed. The Bartow County auto accident is currently under investigation.

While it is unclear why the Kia swerved into oncoming traffic, alcohol is not expected to be a factor at this point. Unfortunately, serious traffic accidents are a reality of life in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia. There are approximately 150,000 auto accidents per year in Georgia with almost 15% of those accidents occurring in Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. A person involved in a major traffic collision can suffer catastrophic injuries and even death. If you or someone you love is involved in a Georgia car accident, Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, can help you the way it has helped people throughout the State of Georgia for over 25 years.

An auto accident like the Bartow County accident can result from a multitude of causes including the following:

  • Excessive Speed
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol
  • Driver fatigue
  • Vehicle defect in steering or other system
  • Poorly designed roadway
  • Tire blowout due to defective tires
  • Unsafe vehicle repairs

While this accident is still under investigation, any of the causes above as well as many others could contribute to a driver swerving into oncoming traffic. Depending on the cause of the motor vehicle accident, a number of different people may be liable for the injuries and fatalities suffered including either driver, the manufacturer or seller of either car or its component parts, the government entity responsible for the design and maintenance of the roadway or even a repair shop that did not repair one of the vehicles correctly. If a person is involved in a motor vehicle collision resulting in serious injuries, it is important to determine all parties that may have contributed to the traffic accident so that one can obtain the maximum compensation for one's injuries. A person injured in a serious car wreck may receive compensation for medical expenses, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, loss of consortium (loss of services or companionship to a spouse), burial and funeral expenses and even punitive damages based on the circumstances of the car or truck accident.

If you or someone you love is involved in a serious car wreck, the Bartow County car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are prepared to represent you and help you obtain the compensation you need to move on. We are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter were you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away and we will even come to you.

Category: Auto Accidents

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