Justice Available? Brandon Smith, Others Injured in Canton, Knox Bridge Highway Accident.
A three-vehicle accident caused two deaths and other injuries in Canton, Georgia early Saturday night, July 13, 2019. As reported by AJC.com, "[d]eputies responded to a crash on Knox Bridge Highway in Canton about 9 p.m. after a BMW crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on...the BMW crossed into the oncoming lane while driving around a curve, striking a Honda Fit and then getting hit in the passenger side by a Honda Accord." According to the report, the driver of the BMW and the passenger, 55-year-old Jimmy Chester, were killed in the wreck. The driver of the Accord, Brandon Smith, was seriously injured in the accident. Mr. Smith's 3-year-old daughter was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A passenger in the Honda Fit was taken to Northside Cherokee Hospital with minor injuries.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this accident continue to develop, and depending upon a finding of fault, Brandon Smith and any other injured victims may pursue civil claims seeking compensation for their injuries. In addition, Jimmy Chester's family may pursue civil claims seeking compensation for their loss. The Murray Law Firm has had extensive and successful experience representing victims of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, and the legal team at the firm suggests that Brandon Smith and any other injured victims should retain a law firm without delay to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation and the preservation of any and all evidence. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before this evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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