» Two Dead Bikers and One Drunken SUV Driver Create 6 Hours of Mayhem

Two Dead Bikers and One Drunken SUV Driver Create 6 Hours of Mayhem

Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2012 - Motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic in many circumstances. The motorcycle accident in question was considered to be utter mayhem.

Stephen Ozcomert is an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

Stephen Ozcomert is an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

“The scene of a motorcycle accident is often quite gut-wrenching. This case in particular was one of the worst law enforcement had ever seen in their years of working horrific accident scenes. Two bikers were killed outright, and a third was critically injured when they were rammed from behind by another vehicle. It took police over six hours to try and make some sense of the carnage,” explained Stephen Ozcomert, an injury lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law.

There were five vehicles involved in this incident, stacked together in a heap of twisted metal, with additional debris scattered across the road. It was an all-night investigation following the accident, which happened at 11:00 p.m. The police report showed that the two bikers who died at the scene were hit from behind by an SUV which also slammed into another biker and two cars.

The biker who ended up sandwiched between two vehicles survived to the hospital. “It appears the SUV driver was not only speeding, but was driving under the influence of alcohol. Because, presumably, he chose to drive while drunk, he killed two people and seriously injured several others,” said Atlanta personal injury lawyer Ozcomert.

The victims had been on their way home from a motorcycle event when they were hit. The 47-year-old woman and her 58-year-old boyfriend had been at a trade show featuring new bike designs and accessories. Their respective families may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit, as there is sufficient evidence to indicate the SUV driver was at fault, both criminally and civilly.

“The criminal charges will be handled first. After that, the wrongful death lawsuit may go to court, seeking compensation for the loss of two lives. Often in cases like this one, the egregious behavior of the drunken driver may prompt the court to award punitive damages,” Ozcomert stated. The other seriously injured biker may also file a personal injury lawsuit, seeking compensation for his injuries. He will not be able to pay for his medical bills any other way.

To learn more, contact Atlanta personal injury lawyer Stephen Ozcomert by visiting http://www.ozcomert.com.

Stephen M. Ozcomert, PC
215 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Call: (404) 370-1000


View Larger Map


  • Georgia Court Considers Acceptance Doctrine
    In Georgia vehicle accident cases, determining liability can often be very complicated. First there are questions of driver negligence, driving under the influence or falling asleep at the wheel. Next there are product liability questions – did a car part fail or did some key mechanism not do what it was supposed to? Third, there […]
  • Georgia Court Refuses to Enforce Settlement
    In many Georgia litigation cases, actually filing a complaint in court is the option of last resort. Particularly in accident cases where the liability of one party is clear, both parties can typically avoid the time and expense of court time if they can agree to a settlement before a complaint is ever filed. These […]
  • Georgia Court Finds Plaintiff Assumed the Risk of Dangerous Condition
    Georgia premises liability laws are meant to protect plaintiffs who are injured when they encounter a dangerous condition on another person’s property, and the property owner had knowledge of the condition but failed to warn the plaintiff. This liability is fairly circumscribed and requires certain things to have first occurred. For instance, the defendant must […]

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required