One recent Georgia accident involving a sport utility vehicle sadly left one person dead and another person injured. SUV accidents and other types of car crashes can easily occur if the driver of a vehicle is being negligent behind the wheel. Even though monetary compensation cannot reverse the tragic consequences of a fatal or injury accident, it may help the victims and their families to more easily move forward.
The recent wreck in Georgia involved a single vehicle and took place along a local roadway in Columbia County one afternoon. Authorities said a woman was driving her SUV and had a passenger in the vehicle. Reportedly, the driver encountered some difficulty and over-corrected. The vehicle ended up running off the road.
According to police, the woman lost control of the SUV, which flipped. Both she and her passenger were thrown from the vehicle. The driver did not have a seat belt on and died at the accident scene. Meanwhile, the passenger suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital. His condition was considered stable.
SUV accidents are surely frightening to victims who are seriously injured. The injury victim in such an accident could be faced with enormous medical bills and rehabilitation costs for a long period of time. If the evidence suggests that the driver was negligent, such as driving while distracted or speeding, the injured passenger retains the right to pursue a personal injury claim in civil court. Although the driver died, her estate and any separate owner of the SUV may still be sued. Competent proof of negligence is needed to establish financial responsibility in this type of legal proceeding.
Source: wrdw.com, "UPDATE: Driver killed after a single car accident identified", Jan. 21, 2015