Fatal Austell Accident Reminder of Dangers of Multi-Car or Chain Reaction Accident


February 25, 2011

A Douglasville woman was killed in a fatal Austell auto accident when she lost control of her vehicle on a recent Sunday morning. The woman was driving Westbound on I-20 when she apparently lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle struck the guardrail and left the roadway before moving back onto the roadway and colliding with the center median. After colliding with the center median, the woman's vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. This tragic accident is an example of the danger posed when a driver loses control of his or her vehicle or is involved in an accident ahead of you on the roadway. People traveling on the interstate do not expect to encounter vehicles stopped and obstructing the roadway. When serious car accidents occur on the road ahead of you, you face a significant risk of being involved in a multi-car chain reaction accident. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, has been representing Georgia residents who suffer serious injury or wrongful death in multi-car chain reaction accidents for over 25 years.

A car accident in the roadway ahead of a driver can be very dangerous and cause a secondary chain reaction collision. Chain reaction accidents are complex and can pose unique litigation issues. Although a vehicle that collides with another car from behind is typically at least partially responsible for the accident, there will typically also be shared liability by other drivers in a chain reaction accident. Further, multiple parties in a chain reaction accident may both be a defendant with respect to one driver and have a claim for their damage and injuries against another driver. This also means that there are typically several insurance companies that must be dealt with in a chain reaction accident.

Liability issues and the factual complexity of multi-car chain reaction accidents can create challenging issues in proving who caused the accident with respect to a particular driver. This makes these cases much more challenging than many single vehicle or two-vehicle car crashes. These cases require an experienced Georgia chain reaction attorney familiar with the specific complexities of chain reaction car accidents. For over 27 years Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, has been representing those who suffer serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, disfigurement and paralysis, as well as other catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. If you have suffered serious injuries or wrongful death in a Georgia chain reaction accident, contact Montlick and Associates for a free consultation about your rights to financial compensation.

Our experienced Georgia chain reaction accident attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Auto Accidents

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