One family in Georgia may be experiencing considerable hardship after a recent accident. It was reported that a tractor trailer was traveling southbound when the driver apparently lost control of the big rig. As a result, the truck traveled into the northbound lanes and crashed into three other vehicles, resulting in a fatal accident. The truck turned onto its side before coming to a stop.
Pedestrian accidents are always unfortunate situations for anyone who may be involved. Individuals can easily become seriously injured, and it is not unlikely for such an event to be a fatal accident. If a family loses a loved one in such a manner, they may wish to file a wrongful death claim if they feel it suits the situation.
Too often pedestrian accidents result in fatalities. Pedestrians have little protection from vehicles and can do little to protect themselves if a vehicle is about to hit them. Sadly, family members of pedestrians killed in such accidents are often left with grief, financial difficulties and other damages. However, they may be able to seek compensation for those damages by filing a wrongful death claim.
Fatalities resulting from a car accident are often considered the worst possible outcome of such a situation. The families of fatal accident victims would likely agree with this sentiment as they often face additional difficulties in the wake of such an event, along with the loss of their loved one. Funeral arrangements and other expenses could lead to financial hardships, and filing a legal claim may be an option to consider.
The circumstances under which an accident takes place play a vital role in whether charges will be filed. If a fatal car crash occurs, authorities will examine all of the evidence, and, if they deem it appropriate, a driver could have allegations leveled against him or her. Additional legal action could also stem from a fatal accident if the loved ones of a victim wish to file a wrongful death claim.
In a perfect world, car accidents would not be an issue about which individuals would have to worry. Unfortunately, it is not a perfect world, and accidents happen on a daily basis. Parties can be killed in a fatal car crash that takes place when they least expect it. In some situations, a victim may not even be on a roadway when an accident occurs.
Single-vehicle accidents can be just as deadly as other types of accidents. Though these events do not involve other vehicles, there can be several different reasons behind such a crash occurring. If driver is under the influence, that impairment can play a significant role in a fatal car crash, and criminal charges could result. In addition to such charges, civil claims could also be filed.
Consumer goods, including motor vehicles, malfunction and/or break down from time to time. Many drivers don't actually consider the fact that a mechanical problem with a vehicle could result in a wrongful death. A faulty vehicle manufactured by Chrysler Group (now known as FCA US) has been blamed for causing a child's death and is subject to a recall throughout the country, including here in Georgia.
There is no end to the harm that can result from a driver engaging in risky or dangerous driving practices. Georgia has its own categories of reckless driving offenses, including the charge of laying drag, which is a description for operating a vehicle in a zigzag or circular manner. One man is now accused of not only "laying drag" but also vehicular homicide after a fatal car crash.
Alcohol and driving can be a dangerous combination. People that drink and drive significantly increase their chances of being involved in a vehicle accident. This can result in injury or even death in many instances. Unfortunately, this is what happened in a recent fatal accident in Georgia which could ultimately lead to a wrongful death lawsuit.