A significant collision on Interstate 285 northbound just before Martin Luther King Jr. Drive early Wednesday morning resulted in the temporary closure of all lanes.

The Wednesday morning collision, reported at around 8 a.m., caused severe traffic disruptions as emergency responders worked to clear the scene.

According to reports, the accident involved at least two semi-truck trailers, leading to a complete shutdown of the interstate. When SkyFOX 5 flew over the scene, all lanes were visibly closed, and traffic was backed up significantly, stretching as far back as before SR-166.

Authorities quickly advised drivers to seek alternative routes to avoid the congested area. Suggested detours included using I-75/I-85 or Highway 29, as traffic on I-285 northbound was expected to remain heavily impacted for several hours.

The collision caused a considerable inconvenience for morning commuters, many of whom faced delays as they navigated the recommended alternate routes.

Victims of such collisions often face more than just the immediate physical and logistical challenges. The aftermath of a major traffic accident can bring about significant financial and emotional burdens. In cases like this, victims may be entitled to various forms of compensation. This can include:

  1. Medical Expenses: Coverage for all medical treatments required due to injuries sustained in the collision. This encompasses hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any ongoing medical care.
  2. Lost Wages: Compensation for the time victims are unable to work due to their injuries. This ensures that they can maintain financial stability while recovering.
  3. Pain and Suffering: Monetary compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident. This takes into account the impact on the victim’s quality of life.
  4. Property Damage: Reimbursement for the repair or replacement of vehicles and other property damaged in the collision.
  5. Legal Fees: Coverage for the costs associated with pursuing a legal case to secure fair compensation.

Navigating the complexities of legal claims after a significant traffic accident can be overwhelming. This is where the expertise of Winston Briggs Attorney comes into play. With years of experience in handling car accident cases, our team is dedicated to ensuring that victims receive the compensation they deserve. Here’s how we can assist:

  1. Thorough Case Evaluation: The team conducts a comprehensive assessment of the accident, gathering all necessary evidence, including police reports, medical records, and witness statements, to build a strong case.
  2. Expert Negotiation: We a proven track record of negotiating with insurance companies to secure maximum settlements for their clients. They are skilled in countering low-ball offers and ensuring that victims are not shortchanged.
  3. Personalized Legal Strategy: Understanding that every case is unique, Winston Briggs Attorney develops a tailored legal strategy that addresses the specific needs and circumstances of each client.
  4. Court Representation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, Winston Briggs Attorney is prepared to take the case to court. Their experienced litigators will advocate passionately on behalf of the victims to achieve a favorable outcome.
  5. Support and Guidance: Throughout the legal process, the team provides ongoing support and guidance, helping clients understand their rights and options while alleviating the stress associated with pursuing a legal claim.

In the aftermath of a devastating collision, victims need a reliable and compassionate legal partner. Winston Briggs Attorney stands ready to offer the expertise and support necessary to navigate the challenges ahead and secure the compensation that victims rightfully deserve.

Source: Fox Atlanta

This article shows the Interstate 285 northbound on which the accident occurred