A tragic accident in Georgia has claimed the lives of a mother and one of her daughters. Fatal car accidents such as this have effects that are widely felt, by both surviving family members and members of the community. Those who have been negatively affected by this terrible event need to know they are not alone and legal remedies may be available to assist with the economic losses encountered due to the crash.
The accident occurred recently in Effingham County on a local roadway. According to a spokesman for the county sheriff's office, a truck driven by an 18-year-old female crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a van carrying a 30-year-old woman and her mother. Both women were killed in the crash. The young woman was a local high school teacher and leaves behind three young children of her own.
The teen and a passenger in her vehicle were both critically injured and transported to an area medical facility for care. It is unknown if any charges will be filed in this case. The Georgia State Patrol Collision Reconstruction Team is taking the lead on the investigation. At this time, no other details surrounding the cause of the crash have been released.
Car accidents that result in fatality are devastating to surviving family members. While they take the time they need to work through their grief, they may struggle to cope both emotionally and financially. To help with the monetary losses brought about by this event, wrongful death claims may be filed on behalf of each of the victims against the driver and/or owner of the vehicle -- if different. These civil claims may be filed in a Georgia civil court and, if liability is established, financial compensation may be granted to the victims' family members for the losses suffered in this terrible tragedy.
Source: wbtw.com, "Grandmother and her daughter, a mom of 3, die in crash near Savannah", , Sept. 8, 2014