A motor vehicle accident recently claimed the lives of two people in Georgia. The car accident occurred on a Saturday night. The two fatalities represent the third and fourth deaths in about two months on a road in the county where the crash occurred.
The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on a highway in front of a church. According to police, a 54-year-old man was driving a car east on the highway. All of a sudden, the man breached the road’s middle line.
The vehicle ended up hitting a car that a 45-year-old woman was driving. The man died at the accident scene. Meanwhile, the woman was taken to the hospital by helicopter and later died there.
In this Georgia car accident, the surviving loved ones of the woman who died in the two-vehicle crash may decide to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Although the man thought to have caused the accident ended up passing away, his estate may still be sued. In addition, any separate owner of the vehicle he was driving when the accident happened may also be named as a defendant in the lawsuit. Claims for monetary damages will be determined once liability has been established to the satisfaction of the civil court hearing the case. Although monetary compensation in a successfully litigated case cannot reverse the events leading to the woman’s death, it may help her grieving family members to experience some sense of justice and to help them move forward following the tragic accident.
Source: augusta.com, “Warren County crash kills two”, Donna Stillinger, Nov.27, 2016