Police have charged the driver of a vehicle involved in a deadly auto accident in Atlanta over the weekend.According to Atlanta police, 21-year-old Mujahid Saleem was driving a car on Interstate 285 when the accident occurred.At some point, the car went through a grassy median, and crashed through a guardrail.It then flipped flip over, and landed on its roof.There were four passengers in the car.Two of them were killed instantly, while another passenger has sustained serious back injuries.
Saleem now faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide.Investigations into the accident are going on, but so far, police have no clues about what caused the accident.
Being involved in an auto accident can be one of the most traumatic experiences of a person’s life.Even moderate injuries may require hospitalization, and involve hefty doctor fees, medication costs, costs of diagnostic tests and other medical-related expenses.Once you have received the emergency medical care you need, it is time to begin thinking of meeting the rest of your medical and rehabilitation expenses.You will also need to think about getting back on your feet, and getting back to work.
During the time that you were injured, you’re also likely to have missed several days or weeks off work, adding to your financial troubles.In serious accidents, there is also the question of disability to consider.Even if the injuries have been moderate, you could find yourself in a position where you have to leave your job, because you are not equipped to perform it adequately anymore.For instance, a fractured toe may not seem like a major injury for some people, but to a ballet dancer or a football player, it could mean the end of a promising career.
Fortunately, accident victims in Georgia can recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and lost potential earning capacity.The compensation can be recovered from the motorist who was responsible for the auto accident.Besides these economic damages, victims may also be eligible for damages for pain and suffering and loss of consortium.An experienced Atlanta car accident attorney will be able to help you determine the value of your claim