When Does Being in a Rush Become Negligence? | Chattanooga Wrongful Death Lawyers

When Does Being in a Rush Become Negligence? | Chattanooga Wrongful Death Lawyers

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Most of us have probably found ourselves driving a bit faster than we should from time to time. Maybe you’re late for work or an appointment and you think a little more pressure on the gas pedal will get you there on time. In these moments we’re usually thinking about the consequence of being late and not about the consequences of speeding.

Speeding may seem harmless but can cause fatal accidents.Back in October, a young Georgia woman unfortunately had to learn the dangers of speeding first hand, and a Chattanooga family has been left without a loved one. The woman was speeding along I-24 for what she believed was a very important reason – she needed to pick up her sick child. But being in a rush turned reckless when she reached speeds in upwards of 100mph.

She soon lost control of her car and smashed into a center barrier. She slid across four lanes of traffic and ultimately six cars were involved in a pile-up. Another driver saw the massive wreck and attempted to swerve to avoid the collision. His truck rolled several times and he was ejected from the vehicle. He would later die from his injuries. Now three months after the deadly accident and the Georgia woman has been officially charged with Vehicular Homicide by Recklessness.

What was surely speeding with the best intentions turned deadly and now multiple families will be forever affected.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Chattanooga

If you’ve had a loved one killed in an accident in Chattanooga, you may be entitled to recover money damages for medical and funeral expenses or even wages your family will no longer receive. Losing someone you love can not only be heartbreaking, it can be quite scary. Get someone one your side that has your best interests in mind. Contact the McMahan Law Firm today and start a conversation about your Chattanooga wrongful death claim today.

Source. News Channel 9, ‘http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/woman-charged-deadly-oct-crash-i24-3811.shtml?wap=0,’ January 14, 2013.
Source. Times Free Press, ‘http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/jan/15/woman-charged-in-wreck-death/,’ Beth Burger, January 15, 2013.

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