In less than an instant, a family can be significantly altered. A car accident could quickly rip loved ones away from families, and leave surviving members wondering what they should do next. In many cases in which a car crash proves fatal, filing wrongful death claims could help the surviving families seek justice.
One family in Georgia may soon be exploring such a legal option due to a recent crash. Reports stated that a 61-year-old woman was driving a vehicle when she failed to remain in the correct lane and crashed into another vehicle. As a result, the driver traveling in the opposite direction attempted to turn his car in order for the impact to take place on the driver’s side. The man’s son was also in the vehicle, and a witness speculated that the man was trying to protect his son.
Unfortunately, the crash resulted in the man, his son and the woman driving the other vehicle all suffering fatal injuries. At the time of the report, authorities did not believe that alcohol or drugs played a role in the incident. They were continuing to look into potential causes.
The family of the man and son killed in this car crash may find themselves at a loss when it comes to understanding this sudden incident. However, they may be able to find some comfort in pursuing compensation for their losses and other damages stemming from the Georgia incident. Information on wrongful death claims may be able to help them determine if such action is right for their circumstances.
Source: wsbtv.com, “Witness to deadly crash: He tried to sacrifice himself to save his son”, Richard Elliot, Dec. 17, 2016