A Bainbridge woman has been seriously injured after a two-vehicle car accident on Georgia 253 North on the border between Decatur and Baker counties. Larsen Wilkinson, a student of North Georgia's Young Harris College, suffered injuries over the weekend when her car was hit by another vehicle driven by Santarious Romero Nelson. Nelson's car is said to have drifted off the highway after which he lost control of the vehicle. The car spun backwards and into oncoming traffic and Wilkinson's car. Larsen was rushed to the hospital where she underwent surgery for two broken legs. Nelson didn't suffer major injuries in the crash. Nelson has received a citation for his failure to maintain his lane. There are no further details about the crash, or the possible role of speeding or alcohol.
The Dangers Of DUI Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that over one quarter of all car accident fatalities involve drunk driving. Victims injured in an accident caused by another motorist's negligence may be eligible for compensation for their injuries. Reckless driving, speeding, drunk driving, and other failures to maintain traffic safety rules can be some instances of a motorist's negligence. Driving is a privilege, not a right, and when drivers neglect other people's safety on the road, they may find themselves liable for any accidents or injuries that result.
The value of an accident claim will depend on several factors - the severity of the injuries suffered by the victim, as well as the conduct of the defendant. Broadly, you can recover economic losses, like medical expenses and lost wages, as well as damages for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering loss of enjoyment of life. An Atlanta car accident lawyer will help you quantify your claim, and recover compensation for these.
Contact A DeKalb County Accident Lawyer
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