Athens, GA (December 29, 2023) – A 78-year-old lost their life as a result of an automobile accident that took place in the Athens area on Wednesday evening, December 27. The Athens Clarke County Police Department was notified of the crash at approximately 6:30 p.m.
According to reports provided by the police, 78-year-old Jewell Jarrells was crossing Danielsville Road in the area near the JJ Harris Elementary School during the early evening hours. For reasons unknown, a 55-year-old female driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 struck the pedestrian as she traveled northbound on the roadway. The incident prompted authorities to close down Danielsville Road in the area near Fernwood Court. Emergency crews responded to the scene to care for the victim. However, he was pronounced deceased. At this time, investigations into the crash are ongoing.
We offer our sympathies to the family of Jewell Jarrells at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Georgia
Fatal crashes take place far too often in our states. Every single year, these crashes take the lives of tens of thousands of victims across the United States. In countless instances, fatal crashes are a result of driver recklessness and negligence. Driving too fast, operating a vehicle while distracted, being impaired, and other careless actions continue to cause these crashes daily. After losing a loved one, your family can take legal action by pursuing a wrongful death claim. This claim can provide financial relief for various damages you face. These include:
- Loss of household services
- Emotional distress
- Loss of inheritance
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of income
- Punitive damages
The loss of a loved one is never easy, and navigating the legal process of a wrongful death case can make it even more challenging. However, by working with a skilled and experienced wrongful death lawyer, you can ensure that your family receives the maximum compensation for your losses. Your attorney will fight tirelessly to hold those responsible accountable and help bring closure during this difficult time.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we are committed to helping families who have lost a loved one in a fatal collision. Our compassionate attorneys understand the pain and financial difficulties that come with such a tragic loss, which is why we strive to provide aggressive legal representation for our clients. While no amount of compensation can bring back your loved one, we will fight tirelessly to help ease the financial burdens you may face and achieve justice on your behalf. If you have lost a family member in a car accident, do not hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation at (800) 693-7833. Let us support you during this difficult time so that you can focus on healing and finding closure.