Update on Georgia 400 Accident – Driver Admits to Suicide Attempt
The Georgia 400 wrong-way accident that occurred earlier this month left many questions unanswered, with the most important question being "why." It was unclear at the time the accident occurred why a woman was driving the wrong way on the Georgia 400, but this is becoming a little bit clearer each day. According to the Atlanta Police Department, the woman traveling the wrong direction down Georgia 400 did so intentionally, in an effort to attempt suicide. This woman was in critical condition following the accident, but luckily nobody else involved in the accident suffered serious injuries.
What if Someone Had Gotten Hurt?
While the wrong-way accident that took place on the Georgia 400 was frightening for many, the outcome could have been much worse. The woman's intentional act to put herself and other lives at risk could have resulted in catastrophic injuries or death to innocent people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. If anyone had been injured in this accident (aside from the driver herself), those injured victims likely would seek to hold the woman responsible, as she was clearly breaking the law by driving down the wrong way on Georgia 400.
Setting fear and trauma aside, the aftermath of injuries associated with highway accidents can have life-long consequences and an everyday reminder that the person responsible for the accident intentionally drove the wrong way. Further, the financial burden associated with severe injuries can continue indefinitely, something an innocent individual does not deserve to go through.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
Most accidents do not result from intentional conduct, but rather negligent conduct, such as failing to look when changing lanes, or failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Even though this type of conduct is related to misjudgment or human error, it doesn't compare to conduct that is intentional and a disregard of the safety of others. Regardless of whether accidents result from intentional conduct or not, injured victims can be entitled to compensation if they can demonstrate their injuries are directly linked to the accident. While not every accident will lead to a personal injury lawsuit, it is still worth your time to see if an attorney who can advise you of your rights based on the facts and circumstances of your case as well as what steps are necessary moving forward.
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