Atlanta Fatal Car Accident Lawyers
Losing a loved one in a fatal auto accident is both emotionally traumatic and financially burdensome. Fortunately, the families of fatally injured victims have the right to hold the at-fault party responsible for what they have caused through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit by which the family of a person killed through an act of negligence can pursue compensation for their losses from the at-fault party. At The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., our compassionate Atlanta lawyers are committed to helping grieving families obtain closure in such a difficult time. For a free consultation of your rights and options, call us at (404) 995-3955.
Causes of Fatal Auto Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle collisions are one of the top ten causes of death for all Americans, but the number one cause of death for children, teens and young adults, ages 5 through 34 years-old. Regarding the number of years of life lost, motor vehicle accidents come in third, behind cancer and heart disease. However, most fatal motor vehicle collisions are preventable.
The types of collisions that often result in fatal injuries include rollovers, head-on crashes, and collisions with fixed objects, although any type of crash can result in fatalities under certain circumstances. Car accidents may be caused by a variety of circumstances, however, those that usually cause fatal injuries usually include:
- Alcohol or drug-impaired driving;
- Speeding; and
- Distracted driving.
All of these cases involve negligence, recklessness and/or wrongdoing on the part of the driver. These causes make the driver at-fault for the fatal collision, which in turn gives the victim's family the right to pursue compensation for the losses they have suffered. Until drivers choose to always stay sober behind the wheel, focus on the road and obey speed limits and traffic laws, many more families will lose their loved ones in traffic accidents.
Helping Your Family on the Path to Recovery
Only by holding the at-fault party responsible, and finding closure, can a family truly begin to recover from their loss. If your loved one was killed in an auto accident in Georgia, we may be able to help. To learn more about your legal rights and to ask any questions you may have, please contact us today at (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955.