An accident on Interstate 20 in Fulton County has left people with injuries and an unknown number of cars damaged. All we can really tell from the source article is that the freeway had to be closed for a period of time as crews came to clean up the scene. Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what led up to, and caused, the crash. Few other details were made public about the crash.

We didn’t select this story for it’s incredible detail. Instead, we chose it to show the impact a minor-to-moderate car accident can have on the surrounding community, let alone the people who were actually in the wreck itself.

Car accidents are very disruptive to the public, and they distort and change lives everyday. The people who are in the crash can suffer horrible injuries, ones that could forever change their life or even take their life. After accidents like this, the victims have to assess their physical recovery, and then they have to make a choice: should they pursue civil litigation against any participants in the crash? And is there evidence to support their claims?

This is where the investigation into a crash comes in. In this particular case, investigators don’t have any answers yet about the details of the crash. But that will come with time. The reports they file could provide crucial evidence to the injured parties in a car accident — and utilizing that information effectively with your attorney is critical to pursuing your legal claims.

Source: AJC.com, “All lanes clear after multiple-car crash on I-20 eastbound; injuries reported,” Accessed April 9, 2018