ATLANTA, GA  (May 23, 2024)- A significant traffic disruption occurred as two separate crashes shut down I-20 just before the I-85 exit in Atlanta.

The incidents, which took place earlier today, have prompted an extensive response from Atlanta Police, who are currently managing the situation on the I-20 westbound expressway.

I-20 just before the I-85 exit in Atlanta

I-20 just before the I-85 exit in Atlanta where the crashes occurred

Fortunately, initial reports from the scene indicate that no injuries have been reported in either crash at this time. However, the impact of these incidents on traffic flow has been substantial, causing major delays and inconvenience for commuters.

11Alive is actively working to gather more details about the circumstances surrounding both crashes. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation’s website, efforts are underway to clear the scene, and the interstate is anticipated to reopen around 11 p.m.

This timeline provides some relief to those affected by the closure but underscores the severity of the disruptions caused by these incidents.

In the aftermath of such accidents, it is essential to consider the legal and financial implications for those involved. Victims of car accidents, even in cases where no immediate injuries are reported, may face a variety of challenges, including property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress.

Understanding the types of compensation available and the legal avenues for pursuing these claims is crucial.

Victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, which cover hospital visits, diagnostic tests, physical therapy, and any future medical costs related to the accident. Even in accidents where injuries are not immediately apparent, medical attention may still be necessary.

Property damage compensation can cover repairs or replacement of the victim’s vehicle and any other personal property damaged in the crash. This ensures that victims are not left to bear the financial burden of the damage caused by the accident.

Lost wages compensation is crucial if the accident results in time off work. Victims may be entitled to compensation for lost income, both present and future, if the injuries impact their ability to work long-term.

Pain and suffering compensation addresses the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident. It accounts for the impact on the victim’s quality of life and helps to provide some measure of relief for their suffering.

Punitive damages may be awarded in cases where the accident was caused by particularly reckless behavior. These damages serve to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.

Navigating the complexities of compensation claims following a car accident can be daunting. This is where the expertise of the Winston Briggs Law Firm becomes invaluable. Our attorneys specialize in car accident cases and are dedicated to providing personalized legal support to each client.

Our attorneys will thoroughly evaluate the details of the accident to identify all potential sources of compensation and develop a tailored legal strategy. We will collect and preserve crucial evidence, such as accident reports, witness statements, medical records, and expert testimonies, to build a strong case.

Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. Our attorneys will handle all communications and negotiations to ensure that you receive a fair settlement.

If a fair settlement cannot be reached, our attorneys are prepared to take your case to court, providing robust representation to secure the compensation you deserve. We offer continuous support and updates throughout the legal process, ensuring that you are informed and involved in every step of your case.

In the wake of the I-20 westbound crashes, victims should not have to face the aftermath alone. The Winston Briggs Law Firm is here to help navigate the legal complexities and fight for the compensation and justice that victims deserve.

If you or a loved one has been affected by these incidents, we encourage you to contact our firm for a consultation and to explore your legal options.

DisclaimerThe content provided herein serves solely for informational purposes and does not constitute legal or medical advice. In the event of an accident, it is imperative to promptly seek medical assistance. Furthermore, please note that the image included in this post is purely illustrative and does not depict the actual scene of the incident.

Source: 11Alive

This map shows the I-20 just before the I-85 exit in Atlanta