Auto accidents include vehicles of all kinds. The most common are cars, trucks, and sports utility vehicles. These accidents can be caused because of weather conditions, drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and simply other drivers failing to follow the rules of the road. A more uncommon auto accident involves school buses. These types of accidents are scary because so many children are put in danger at the same time, due to the lack of seat belts on school buses.
A school bus accident occurred near Atlanta just this week, on Monday. In Newton County, a woman pulled out in front of a school bus transporting high school students around 7:30 A.M. after dropping her child off at Oak Hill Elementary School. The bus t-boned her vehicle and then struck another vehicle, which in turn rear-ended a pickup truck. A total of six people were injured in the crash, including the driver of the car that turned in front of the bus, two in the next car struck by the school bus, and three students that were on the bus at the time. We are thankful that everyone survived the crash and were able to return home.
These types of accidents are an unfortunate part of daily traffic throughout the metro-Atlanta area. Auto accidents are common in Marietta, Kennesaw, Woodstock, Johns Creek, and surrounding cities. These accidents often result because drivers fail to obey the Rules of the Road by running red lights, following too closely, failing to yield while turning left, speeding, driving distracted, and more. The most unfortunate aspect of Marietta auto accidents is that innocent people are often times harmed because of these unsafe actions. Injuries not only keep victims from being able to live their lives normally, but can be permanent and devastating, resulting in high medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
The attorneys at Jones & Swanson have over 40 years of combined experience representing victims of Georgia auto wrecks due to another’s negligence. If you or someone you know have been harmed in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact us today at (770) 427-5498 for a free consultation and affordable representation. We understand the complexities involved in auto accident claims and will maximize the value of your claim. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay a fee up front and only compensate us for our services once a settlement has been rewarded to you.