Chatham Co., GA (December 10, 2023) – One person lost their life as a result of a fatal collision that took place on Thursday in Chatham County. On December 8, authorities were called to the scene of an automobile collision on Ogeechee Road.
According to official reports, a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer collided on the roadway, causing severe disruptions in traffic throughout the area. The incident prompted the Georgia State Patrol to shut down the roadway as they provided assistance in removing the damaged vehicles.
Preliminary crash reports indicate that the truck was traveling north on Georgia Highway 25 when he became involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer that backed out of a driveway and onto the roadway. A passenger in the pickup truck was fatally injured. The victim was pronounced deceased by authorities. At this time, the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) is investigating the incident.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia
Motor vehicle accidents claim over 40,000 lives each year in the United States. Sadly, our state is no exception, witnessing its fair share of fatalities. After experiencing the loss of a loved one, your family can file a wrongful death claim against the person who is responsible. This type of legal action can provide you with financial relief for some of the damages that you face moving forward. This can include:
- Hospital bills, doctor visits, and prescription medications incurred as a result of the accident are recoverable damages.
- Expenses associated with the deceased’s end of life include funeral arrangements and burial costs.
- The loss of companionship, guidance, and support of a loved one can result in emotional pain and suffering.
In addition, your family may seek compensation for lost wages and income if the deceased was a wage earner, taking into account their earning capacity and future earnings potential. A wrongful death lawyer can help you maximize the compensation you recover by gathering strong evidence in support of your claim. Your attorney will be able to build a case against the defendant and fight to ensure you are able to hold them accountable for their actions.
At Ted Greve & Associates, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of support and legal representation. Our experienced legal advocates have a proven track record of successfully helping thousands of individuals receive maximum compensation for their legal claims. Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence can be extremely overwhelming, but you do not have to go through this difficult time on your own. Our compassionate personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through every step of the claims process and fight for your family’s justice while you focus on healing. Contact us today for a free consultation with our seasoned wrongful death lawyers at (800) 693-7833, and let us help you seek the justice and closure your family deserves.