There may be many different conditions under which filing a civil claim may be warranted. Losing a loved one in a car accident may result in the surviving family wishing to file a wrongful death claim. First gaining information on this type of legal option may help interested parties decide whether they would like to follow such an avenue.
One family may be exploring civil claims after a recent accident in Georgia. Reports stated that a 51-year-old woman was in a vehicle heading north with two other individuals in the car when their vehicle was hit by a southbound car. The second car was being driving by a 29-year-old man. The initial collision caused a third vehicle to leave the roadway.
The incident resulted in the woman and a male passenger suffering fatal injuries. The man driving the car was also injured and taken from the scene by helicopter. The man driving the second car was also transported to the hospital. Authorities were still investigating the incident to determine what may have caused the head-on collision.
If the southbound driver is deemed responsible, the family of the victims killed in this Georgia car accident may feel that this incident warrants legal action against the driver considered at fault. Filing a wrongful death claim could be a viable course of action for them. This type of civil lawsuit could allow them to seek compensation for funeral expenses, emotional trauma and other damages permitted under state law. Speaking with an experienced attorney may allow them to gain useful knowledge.
Source: 11alive.com, “Georgia College professor killed in 3-car wreck”, Greg Rossino, Oct. 11, 2016