Memorial Day weekend proves deadly for many in Georgia

On Behalf of | Jun 15, 2021 | personal injury |

Long summer weekends in Georgia are often spend with friends and family. Whether grilling out, visiting parks, spending time on the water, there are many ways to spend time together and enjoy time off work. Most of the time these activities are able to be done safely but the recent Memorial Day weekend is a reminder that accidents can happen at any time.

Deadly holiday weekend

At least 16 people were killed in car crashes over Memorial Day weekend in Georgia along with an additional four who drowned. There are a number of incidents that remain under investigation and the official number of deaths may rise. The car crashes were the result of wrong-way drivers, impaired drivers, and other negligent activities.

Personal injury attorney

No family expects their loved one will be the victim of a deadly accident. Unfortunately, these accidents occur when a person least expects them. IF a family has been affected by an accident they may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury. An attorney can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review the police report, and help the family understand what happened to cause the accident. They can help the family recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

Families who are affected by a negligent driver have the legal right to hold them responsible. An attorney has the ability to negotiate and evaluate the financial burden of their client’s injuries and advocate for their needs. This includes making sure negligent drivers never hurt someone again.