When a person dies in a single-car accident, the victim’s family will likely have many affairs to handle in various capacities. They may need to make funeral arrangements and take care of other pressing matters that could leave them financially and emotionally drained. In the wake of a fatal car accident, pursuing compensation may be an action to consider in hopes of lessening the resulting burdens.
The family of a Georgia teen may be considering such steps after a recent accident. It was reported that the teen was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by an 18-year-old. The vehicle apparently came around a curve in the road too quickly, and as a result, the driver lost control. Consequentially, the vehicle left the roadway and overturned.
One teenage passenger was thrown from the vehicle and, unfortunately, suffered fatal injuries. The driver and another teen passenger were also injured in the accident, but they were released from the hospital. It was noted that charges stemming from the fatal incident were pending, and authorities were continuing to investigate the tragedy and the accident scene at the time of the report.
The family of the teenager killed in the car accident is surely devastated by the sudden turn of events. While working to manage all the details that will need to be taken care of in the aftermath of their loss, it is possible they may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the parties deemed responsible, including the owner of the vehicle that the boy was driving. Such a claim could help the family seek reparations for their loss, funeral arrangements and other damages permitted under Georgia law.
Source: walb.com, “Crash kills teen on birthday“, Colter Anstaett, March 30, 2015