Lyerly, GA (October 30, 2022) - In the early hours of Sunday morning, a car accident in northwest Georgia claimed the lives of four people, three of whom were high school football players.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the collision took place shortly after midnight on Georgia 114, not far from Lyerly.
Three of the dead were Chattooga High School students, according to the Chattooga County Superintendent. The school's football team announced on social media that the three boys had all played football. None of the victims were immediately named.
According to troopers, the 2019 Audi RS5 went off the road and onto a grass shoulder, hit a private driveway, and then flipped over before coming to rest upright.
The driver and two passengers died before being transported to a hospital. A male passenger was pronounced dead at a Rome hospital, while a female passenger was critically injured.
There is no clear explanation as to why the vehicle went off the road. As part of their investigation, the troopers are currently putting together a reconstruction of the accident.
Any accident that results in damage to just one vehicle is referred to as a "single-vehicle accident." Even if another driver contributed to the accident, it is considered a single-vehicle accident if your crash involves only your vehicle and no one else's.
One example of a single-vehicle accident is when a driver loses control of their vehicle and collides with a stop sign. It is still considered a single-vehicle accident even if someone pulls out in front of you and causes you to swerve off the road and crash into a tree rather than collide with their vehicle. An accident involving only one vehicle might cause damage to property, but it will only involve that one vehicle.
Although the driver who crashes is usually at fault in a single-vehicle accident, it is not always the case. There are times when another driver may be to blame for you losing control and crashing your vehicle. If this happens to you, you may be able to recover damages from the responsible party. Knowing your rights after a single-vehicle accident can make a huge difference for a deserving victim.
Another driver could be held responsible if they pulled out in front of you, and instead of colliding with them, you crashed into a tree. Perhaps another vehicle swerved into your lane, forcing you to take evasive action. Perhaps your accident was caused by a vehicle malfunction rather than anything you did wrong. These are all very real scenarios in which you may not be held responsible for a single-vehicle accident.
If you are not responsible for the damage that occurred, you have the right to seek compensation from the party who caused it. It's possible that one of the other drivers on the road is to blame, but it could also be the manufacturer of the vehicle.
If another person's negligence causes you to be in a car accident, they may be held liable for your injuries even if you never hit them. A person can be negligent without necessarily being present at the time of the crash. In that case, you can still file a claim against them and seek compensation for your losses.
If you were involved in a Single Vehicle Accident, your best option is to contact an experienced Car Accident Attorney to find out how they can best assist with your case.
At The Mabra Firm, we have a team of Personal Injury Attorneys who specialize in representing car accident victims. Even if you were involved in a Single Vehicle Accident, you may be able to seek compensation if someone else was to blame for the crash.
We provide accident victims with a free consultation so we can find out the details of your case and determine whether or not we can help with your compensation claim.
Call us today at (404) 344-5255 if you were involved in a car crash and need the legal advice of an attorney.
Note: This post was created with the help of outside sources, such as news articles and first-hand accounts. Because the details of this accident have not been independently verified, please notify us immediately if you discover any false information. We will update the post to reflect the correct information.
Disclaimer: At The Mabra Law Firm, we are always looking for ways to improve the quality and safety of our state, and we have been saddened by the outcomes of numerous accidents. We hope that by informing those in our community about these accidents, they will work to prevent other serious accidents in the future. These posts are not intended to be solicitations for business. The information contained within should never be interpreted as medical or legal advice. We wish everyone involved in these accidents a fast recovery.