Decatur, GA (November 3, 2023) – One person lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred overnight in DeKalb County.
At around 1:00 a.m. on November 2, officials in DeKalb County were called to the scene of a crash that occurred on Interstate 20.
Reports show that the deadly crash occurred on the east entrance ramp of Interstate 20 to Wesley Chapel Road.
The police and firefighters responded to the scene to assist.
One person sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The incident prompted officials to close the roadway until after 5:00 a.m. as they investigated. Investigations are currently ongoing.
Our sympathies go out to the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia
Fatal car accidents can be devastating. Unfortunately, hundreds of people die in crashes across the state of Georgia each year. After experiencing the loss of a loved one, your family has the ability to file a claim for wrongful death against the responsible party.
In Georgia, a claim for wrongful death must be filed within two years from the date of the accident. Although two years seems like a long time, it can go by extremely fast. Regrettably, waiting to file a claim can have a negative impact on your ability to prove your case against the defendant and prevail. For this reason, it is crucial that you seek legal representation right away to provide yourself with the best chance of getting justice.
Your attorney will be able to get started on gathering evidence from various sources to ensure you have the strongest case possible. This evidence includes:
- Authenticated police reports.
- Medical documentation, including records and reports.
- Statements provided by eyewitnesses.
- Visual documentation of the accident site, including photographs and videos.
- Expert witness accounts, which may include testimony from accident reconstruction specialists or medical professionals.
All of this evidence will be used to build a strong claim for you to prove that your loved one died as a result of another person’s negligence. It is vital that you seek legal representation from a dedicated wrongful death lawyer in Georgia as soon as possible. Your attorney will want to get started on gathering evidence as soon as possible to provide you with the best chance of protecting your rights in holding the negligent party accountable.
Losing a family member is a devastating and traumatic experience, especially when it could have been prevented. At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the emotional toll this can take on you and your loved ones. That’s why our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to helping you seek justice and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. We will fight tirelessly to secure maximum compensation for your economic and non-economic losses, allowing you to regain financial stability and find closure. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case and let us guide you through the legal process for your rightful recovery. You don’t have to go through this alone – call (800) 693-7833 now.