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June 19, 2022

Jefferson, GA – Injuries Reported in Multi-Vehicle Collision on I-85

Jefferson, GA (June 19, 2022) – One or more victims were injured in a multi-vehicle collision that took place on a highway in Jefferson on Sunday evening, June 19. 

According to Jackson County officials, the accident happened around 5:55 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-85 around the area of exit 140, Dry Pond Road. Several vehicles were traveling in the area when they collided with each other due to reasons that are not entirely known. The involved vehicles sustained severe damage as a result of the crash. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims were injured as a result of the accident. The injured parties, who have not yet been identified, were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Their conditions are not yet known. 

Due to the severity of the accident, a red alert was issued and all lanes of traffic were blocked for some time. Police urged those in the area to use I-985 as an alternate route. 

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

Our thoughts are with the injured parties with hopes of a full recovery. 

Car Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents are a leading cause of hospitalizations throughout the state of Georgia. These accidents land hundreds of thousands of people in the hospital every single year. In 2020 alone, in fact, the Georgia Department of Transportation estimated that approximately 331,000 car accidents happened within the state, with over 125,000 of these accidents leading to injuries. There are many reasons for car accidents on our major highways, including the following: 

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Speeding
  • Fatigued driving

It is not always easy to show that another party is at fault for your accident. Because of this, you should have the help of an attorney on your side along the way. 

Moving forward after a car accident is not always an easy thing to do. This is why it is important to speak with a Jefferson car accident lawyer who has your best interests in mind. An attorney will be able to help you when it comes to many aspects of your claim. These include some of the following: 

  • Helping you to gather evidence
  • Helping you meet deadlines in your claim
  • Working with the insurance company

You have many options as you move forward, which is why you should speak with a Jefferson personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident attorneys are here to help you after you have been seriously injured in a Georgia car accident. The insurance company might offer you a low first settlement offer, which can leave you in a difficult position. You should only have to focus on your physical recovery as qwe take care of the other aspects in your claim. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a car accident attorney in Jefferson at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you. 

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.