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July 8, 2022

Atlanta, GA – Car Accident with Injuries on I-85 Near I-285

Atlanta, GA (July 8, 2022) – Injuries were reported in a serious car accident that took place on a highway in Atlanta on Friday afternoon, July 8. 

According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened at 3:56 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-85 around the area of I-285. Several vehicles were traveling in the northbound lanes of traffic when they became involved in a chain-reaction collision due to reasons that are not yet fully known. The involved vehicles were badly damaged as a result of the crash. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment, though their conditions are not yet known. 

Three left lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police urged those in the area to use Buford Highway as an alternate route. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. 

Our thoughts go out to the parties injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery. 

Car Accidents in Georgia

Studies show that car accidents have been increasing on our roads in Georgia over recent years. In fact, hundreds of thousands of people are injured in Georgia car accidents every single year. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 125,000 people were injured in car accidents within the state. These accidents take place due to many different reasons on our highways, including the following: 

  • Driver distractions
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Driving over the speed limit
  • Falling asleep at the wheel

If you have been hurt in a car accident that is not your fault, you have options. It is imperative that you speak with an attorney that you can trust at this time. 

The majority of people are not sure about how they will move forward after a car accident. After you have been hurt in a crash, your health is the most important thing. After you have sought medical attention, it is important that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind. An attorney will help you as you gather evidence against another party, as well as help you to meet deadlines that are required of you. You should speak with a dedicated Atlanta personal injury lawyer in your time of need. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys are here for you after you have been seriously injured in a car accident that is not your fault. We will help you to build the strongest legal defense possible so that you can stand up for your rights at this time. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. You should never have to stand alone after you have sustained serious injuries in a collision that is not your fault. Please do not hesitate to contact a car accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can assist you in your time of need. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.