Marietta, GA – Roadway reopens following an SUV and tractor trailer collision

Marietta, GA (October 30, 2023) – On last Tuesday, October 24, afternoon, an SUV got tucked under a flatbed tractor-trailer, forcing the closure of a stretch of Canton Road in Marietta. The accident caused the closure of several blocks of Canton Road south of its intersection with the Canton Connector, between Sandy Plains Road and Ruby Street, for quite some time. The tractor-trailer attempted to turn into oncoming traffic at around 5 p.m. Both lanes were obstructed by the tractor-trailer. The SUV driver, according to the Marietta Police Department, was seriously injured. Truck Accidents in Georgia Commercial vehicles transport goods or passengers for a company or an individual. In other words, they are intended for business use rather than personal use. A commercial vehicle’s liability in an accident can influence how an accident victim seeks compensation. It is not always clear who is to blame when a commercial vehicle is involved in an accident. When two cars collide, one or

Jackson, GA – Hit-and-run Driver Arrested After Killing A Woman In Her Driveway

Jackson, GA (October 24, 2023) – After a woman was discovered dead in her driveway on October 20, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested a guy and charged him with murder and hit-and-run. The GBI reports that the body of 51-year-old Brooke Bedard Sides was discovered by Butts County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Watkins Park and Pool Road in Jackson. They claim that Nathan Shane Upchurch, 50, ran her over as he was exiting an argument they had just had.   Hit-and-run Accidents in Georgia  While any car accident can be dangerous, hit-and-run accidents are particularly harmful. A hit-and-run occurs when one of the drivers involved flees the scene before the police can arrive to file an incident report. This is considered illegal in Georgia. When there is a car accident, everyone involved is supposed to stop, check if anyone was injured, and immediately call 911. A hit and run derails this entire process, not to mention it can cost someone their life. The law affords you the sa

Carroll County, GA – A wrong-way crash and a fire killed 3 individuals.

Carroll County, GA (October 12, 2023) – According to Georgia authorities, 3 individuals were killed in a collision involving a wrong-way car. According to Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred around 8:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, near Georgia State Route 1/US Highway 27 in Carroll County. According to authorities, the driver of a Lincoln Town Car was traveling north in the south lanes when he collided with a Mazda Miata before crashing into a Chevrolet Cruze. The Lincoln Town Car and Chevy Cruze caught fire as a result of the collision. According to troopers, the 3 drivers were the only individuals in their vehicles. Their identities have not been released by authorities. Troopers did not provide any other information but stated the collision was being investigated. Carroll County is located roughly 50 miles west of Atlanta.   Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia The news that a close family member or friend has died from injuries sustained in a car crash is devastating. Often, the di

Floyd County, GA – Motorcyclist Was Hit And Killed By A Truck Driver

Floyd County, GA (Sept. 26, 2023) – Kyle Holladay, a 34-year-old LaFayette resident, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 25, Monday morning close to Armuchee High School. Floyd County Police have accused a 46-year-old truck driver from Birmingham, Alabama with vehicular homicide. The tractor-trailer, according to the police, was being operated by Tony Orlando McFarland when it collided with the victim’s motorcycle. According to the police, the truck driver was “closer than reasonable or prudent” to the motorcycle when he hit it and killed Holladay. Following the collision, the truck driver fled the scene. McFarland is accused of hit-and-run causing serious injury or death, felony vehicular murder, and misdemeanor following too closely. As of Monday afternoon, he was still being held without bond. The tragic collision happened not long after a pickup truck accident in the same vicinity. The pickup’s driver lost control, veered off the road, and collided with a utility pole’

Cobb, Georgia – Motorcyclist Killed On Sunday Morning In A Collision Close To Blackwell Elementary

Cobb, GA (Sept. 22, 2023) – According to Cobb police, a 25-year-old man was killed in a collision early on Sunday morning at the intersection of Canton and Blackwell roads, just south of Blackwell Elementary. A Hyundai Santa Fe being driven by Carlos Ayestas, 50, on Blackwell Road heading west passed through the junction as Jared Burriss, 25, was traveling north on a Yamaha motorcycle near the intersection with Canton Road at around 1 a.m. on Sunday, according to police. According to authorities, Burriss was ejected from his motorcycle after it hit the Hyundai’s left side. Burriss was taken by ambulance to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he died due to his injuries. At the scene of the collision, Ayestas reportedly denied medical transportation.   Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia Motorcycle collisions are among the most serious and potentially fatal types of vehicular accidents. Motorcycles do not have the same safety features as other vehicles, and the majority of motorcycl

Car Accident Lawyer Woodstock, GA

Need a Car Accident Lawyer in Woodstock, Georgia? Auto accidents have the potential to change lives, causing emotional trauma, physical injuries, and financial hardships. Without the right legal guidance, navigating these challenges can be overwhelming. At The Mabra Firm, our Woodstock car accident lawyers are dedicated to providing compassionate legal services to those injured in accidents in metro Woodstock. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, around 40 million people experience personal injuries requiring medical assistance each year, with approximately 5.5 million resulting from car accidents. Motor vehicle crashes are among the most common types of injuries people face, often leading victims of negligence to contact a personal injury law firm and file a claim. If you find yourself in this situation, you likely have many questions about the legal process. In this guide, our attorneys answer your most frequently asked car accident questions. Let's begin by u

Car Accident Lawyer in Sandy Springs, Georgia

  Need a Car Accident Attorney in Sandy Springs, Georgia? Auto accidents can change your life and the lives of loved ones. The emotional trauma, physical injuries, and financial hardships can be crippling without the proper legal guidance. At The Mabra Firm, our Sandy Springs car accident lawyers provide compassionate and dedicated legal services to everyone injured in an accident around metro Sandy Springs. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that about 40 million people experience personal injuries every year that require medical assistance. Of those incidents, about 5.5 million resulted in car accidents. That is because motor vehicle crashes are some of the most common injuries people face. It is common for victims of negligence to contact a car accident law firm and file a claim. When they do, a vast amount of questions surface about the legal system and how things work. No doubt, filing a claim comes with many twists and turns. If you have questions about your accide