Accidents can result from a wide variety of causes; however, most result from driver errors. Unfortunately, even the smallest errors can lead to car accidents that result in injuries or even deaths, leaving families to pick up the pieces. This is true for a case in which a 58-year-old Georgia man lost his life after he was involved in a weekend crash.
The accident happened on a Sunday afternoon in mid-November. Authorities arrived at the scene and conducted an initial investigation, which led police to believe that a vehicle was traveling in the northbound direction when a vehicle that was traveling in the southbound direction lost control. They believe that the southbound vehicle veered across the center line and crashed into the other vehicle's door, resulting in the death of the driver of the northbound auto.
The impact send both of the vehicles off the road and eventually into a ditch. An accident reconstruction team was called to the scene and is further investigating the crash. The investigation is expected to determine whether the driver of the southbound vehicle should face charges related to the incident.
Deadly car accidents, such as this one, can have devastating consequences for surviving family members and others who were close to the victim. If the family members believe that negligence was the cause of their loved one's death, they may choose to file a wrongful death claim. The civil court system in Georgia will look for the plaintiffs to provide evidence supporting the claim that the negligence of another party caused or contributed to the death of their family member. If the claim is successfully litigated, the family members may be awarded compensation for their losses associated with the death.
Source: macon.com, "Milledgeville man killed in Wilkinson County accident", Liz Fabian, Nov. 17, 2014