According to reports out of Cobb County, authorities are investigating a serious motorcycle accident that has resulted in the motorcyclist in critical condition at a local hospital.
So far, police and investigators have released limited information regarding the wreck. Apparently, the motorcyclist was heading southbound on Fairground Street when he collided with a vehicle. Authorities are unclear about which driver had the right-of-way which will determine if charges will be filed.
It is also worth mentioning that if it is suspected that the driver of the vehicle was driving recklessly or DUI in Georgia, then additional charges might also be added.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I specialize in all laws and offenses related to DUI. A commonly charged offense regarding accidents and DUI in the state of Georgia is serious injury by vehicle. I've covered the law below.
Serious Injury by Vehicle
Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia requires that a driver has also committed one of the following offenses:
The Georgia Code defines the offense of serious injury by vehicle in the state of Georgias as:
Whoever, without malice, shall cause bodily harm to another by depriving him of a member of his body, by rendering a member of his body useless, by seriously disfiguring his body or a member thereof, or by causing organic brain damage which renders the body or any member thereof useless through the violation of Code Section 40-6-390 or 40-6-391 shall be guilty of the crime of serious injury by vehicle. O.C.G.A. §40-6-394.
If convicted of committing serious injury by vehicle, then the penalty can include up to 15 years in prison. The crime is considered a felony offense in the state of Georgia.
However, no charges or citations have been made against the driver. And even if the driver is cited or charged, it does not mean that he or she is guilty of committing any violations or offenses.
If you have been cited or arrested, call us today. We can help you now.