Atlanta Children Killed in Crash

By Grant Law Office on April 20, 2015 - Comments off

Wrongful Death LawyerA 30-year-old woman was driving her three children, aged 3, 4 and 6, when her car was struck by one of two vehicles that may have been involved in a street race. Her Sebring was struck by a 2004 Monte Carlo on the passenger side and then it collided with a 2001 GS300 Lexus. According to a news report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the fatal Atlanta car accident occurred at Moreland Avenue and Constitution Road.

Officials say the 42-year-old driver of the Monte Carlo and the 27-year-old driver of the Lexus were traveling at excessive speeds at the time of the crash. Upon collision with the second vehicle, one of the children was ejected from the Sebring and another was also killed. The 6-year-old and the mother were hospitalized, but are expected to survive. The drivers of the Monte Carlo and Lexus have been charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving.

Under Georgia Statute 40-6-393: “Any person who, without malice aforethought, causes the death of another person…while driving recklessly, while driving under the influence or while attempting to elude an officer is guilty of vehicle homicide.”

While it is important that reckless drivers are held criminally responsible for their actions, a conviction will not automatically result in financial compensation for the victim’s family. Families who have lost someone in a fatal Georgia car accident must file a civil wrongful death claim to receive the financial support they need.

A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that can be filed against a reckless driver to hold him or her financially accountable for:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Other related damages

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal Georgia car accident, please contact an experienced Georgia deadly truck accident lawyer who can provide you with the guidance and counsel you need. No amount of money can replace the life of a loved one, but a wrongful death claim can help a family recover financially and help relieve families of certain financial burdens as they adjust to their new life.

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