Incidents that cause families to lose loved ones may lead the surviving family members to consider various options. Among these options may be to file wrongful death claims if the deaths were caused by other parties. Such a claim could help those families seek compensation for damages resulting from a fatal car accident.
It was recently reported that a fatal crash took place in Georgia. Apparently, the incident involved a pickup truck and a car, and there were at least three people involved. The driver of the pickup was reported as being a 70-year-old woman. While traveling south, the pickup crossed into the opposite lane and hit the car head-on. The driver of the car was reported as being 68 years old, and there was also a juvenile passenger in the car.
The incident resulted in both drivers suffering fatal injuries. They were declared dead at the accident site. The passenger in the car was transported from the scene by ambulance to an area hospital. Authorities do not suspect that impairment was a factor in the crash, but it was noted that the pickup truck did not have lights on, which may have contributed to the incident.
The family of the man killed in the fatal car accident are undoubtedly shocked by their sudden loss. If they feel it could fit their situation, they may want to find out more information on utilizing a wrongful death claim to seek compensation. They may be able to file such a claim against the estate of the driver deemed at fault in hopes to gaining restitution for damages permitted under Georgia law.
Source: valdostadailytimes.com, “Ray City residents killed in car wreck“, Dean Poling, Nov. 15, 2016