In the aftermath of a serious crash, many individuals may feel a mixture of various emotions. If they were seriously injured, they may wonder how their injuries will affect their lives, and individuals of deceased car accident victims may wonder how they will deal with this sudden loss. Handling any of these outcomes can prove difficult on many levels.
Multiple individuals in Georgia may be trying to determine their next steps after a recent crash. Reports stated that the incident involved five vehicles and began when one vehicle crashed into the back of a pickup truck. The initial collision caused the pickup to travel into oncoming traffic and hit a car. The pickup then flipped and struck another pickup. The first vehicle hit a fifth vehicle.
The incident resulted in the drivers of the first and third cars suffering fatal injuries. A passenger in the third car was transported from the scene by helicopter, and three additional individuals were also taken from the scene to hospitals. It was unclear what may have caused the initial collision, but authorities are likely continuing to investigate. From the preliminary information provided, it would appear that grounds exist for civil claims to be filed against the estate of the driver whose vehicle crashed into the rear of the first pickup.
While attempting to work through the results of this car accident, the family of the deceased victim from the third car and the seriously injured parties may wish to find out more about their legal options. Wrongful death and personal injury claims filed against the estate of the driver considered at fault could be of interest to the affected parties if they wish to seek compensation. Information on the process for filing such claims in Georgia may help them figure out their next courses of action.
Source: Douglasville, GA Patch, “Five-Car Crash In Douglasville Kills Two“, Doug Gross, Feb. 16, 2017