Effingham County, GA (November 21, 2020) – Around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, a collision involving multiple vehicles occurred in Effingham County, resulting in at least one injured victim.
The Georgia Department of Transportation confirmed that the accident took place in the westbound lanes of I-16 when at least two vehicles collided for unknown reasons. The accident led to vehicle damage and blocked multiple lanes at Old River Road.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the collision where they assisted those with injuries. Any injured victims were transported to an area medical center to be treated for their injuries.
The Effingham Police Department confirmed that all lanes in the area were closed for several hours, leading to lengthy backups and delays.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Georgia
Highways are some of the most common places for car accidents in the state of Georgia, where thousands upon thousands of car accidents occur each year. In just one recent year, it was reported that approximately 116,000 people were injured in these horrific accidents due to the negligence of others.
Car accidents on major highways occur due to an array of different reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. Nobody is ever prepared for an accident caused by another party but it is helpful if you understand that you have legal assistance on your side following a collision. After you’ve sustained injuries in a serious car crash, you may suffer both physically and emotionally, even months after the initial accident occurs.
Many car accidents happen unexpectedly and leave victims with questions. Where will you turn when it comes to working with the insurance adjuster in your case? What deadlines will you have to meet and will you be able to make them before you are barred from bringing a claim altogether? What types of evidence are most useful in proving that another party is to blame for your injuries?
These are all questions that a skilled attorney can answer after an accident has occurred. If you have been seriously hurt in an accident and know that another person is at fault, it is essential that you seek immediate help from a Georgia car accident attorney when it comes to your personal injury claim in Georgia.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our Georgia accident attorneys have dedicated our lives to helping those injured in serious car accidents. We believe that you have many rights to compensation that will pay for aspects like medical expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering, and so much more. You should never have to stand alone and defend yourself after an accident that is not your fault. We are here for you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney at (888) 579-1790 for the help you deserve in your time of need.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.