Chatham Co., GA (November 9, 2023) – A fatal accident reported in Chatham County on Wednesday morning claimed one person’s life.
The Georgia State Highway Patrol was called to the scene of the accident during the early morning hours of November 8.
According to reports from GSP troopers, a black Toyota pickup truck and a tricycle collided on Tatham Parkway. The incident caused the rider on the tricycle to be ejected from the vehicle. The victim suffered severe injuries in the crash. They were transported to Memorial University Hospital, where they passed away from their injuries.
At this time, Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team Troop F is investigating the collision.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim killed in this fatal collision.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Georgia
Fatal accidents occur far too often in Georgia. In fact, automobile collisions claimed the lives of hundreds of people every year. In many cases, these accidents are preventable. However, negligence continues to contribute to many of them. In Georgia, beery families have the ability to file wrongful death claims against responsible drivers. It is important to know that comparative negligence laws can impact the amount of compensation your family is able to recover by filing a wrongful death claim.
Under comparative negligence laws, each party’s level of fault is assessed and assigned a percentage value. This percentage represents how much each party contributed to the accident. For example, if one driver was speeding but the other ran a red light, they may be found 75 percent at fault and 25 percent at fault.
In Georgia, our state follows the modified comparative negligence rules. Under this system, an injured party can only recover damages if their percentage of fault falls below 51 percent. If their contribution exceeds this threshold, they are barred from recovering any compensation.
For this reason, it is vital that you seek legal representation early on from a dedicated Georgia wrongful death lawyer. Your attorney will be able to fight for fair compensation by proving that the defendant was responsible for the accident that claimed the life of your loved one.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the immense suffering the unexpected loss of a loved one can bring and strive to provide justice and closure for families who have gone through this tragedy. Our seasoned wrongful death attorneys will fight tirelessly on your behalf, dedicating time, resources, and expertise to ensure maximum compensation for your losses.
We are committed to providing personalized and professional service every step of the way. If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, our dedicated legal team will work diligently to gather strong evidence and hold accountable parties responsible. Contact our Georgia law firm today for a free evaluation of your case at (800) 693-7833, as we believe everyone deserves justice during this difficult time.