Thomasville, GA (November 15, 2023) – A police pursuit in the Thomasville area claimed a bystander’s life. On November 14, emergency crews were called to the scene of an automobile accident on South Stevens Street.
Preliminary reports indicate that officers with the Thomas County Drug Squad were attempting to stop a vehicle that they suspected was being operated by an individual who had felony warrants. The suspect fled the scene, initiating a pursuit. As the police proceeded behind the vehicle, it crashed into a second vehicle on South Stevens Street near the Hubs and Hops and the Boys and Girls Club of Thomasville.
The driver of the second vehicle, identified as 61-year-old Jennifer Ferrell, was fatally injured in the crash. She was transported to Archbold Medical Center for emergency treatment. Authorities confirm that she died after arriving. At this time, investigations are underway.
We offer our sympathies to the family of Jennifer Ferrell.
Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia
Car crashes in Georgia take the lives of hundreds of people each year. The unfortunate truth is that we see many innocent people die as a result of negligent drivers. After experiencing the loss of a loved one, you have the ability to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
From a legal standpoint, the processing of a wrongful death claim mirrors the approach taken in a personal injury claim. The claimants, or survivors pursuing the case, are required to prove the same essential “elements of negligence” that personal injury plaintiffs must establish in their proceedings. These include:
- The defendant (the party allegedly responsible for the death of your loved one) owed a “duty of care” to the deceased individual.
- The defendant breached this duty of care through negligent or reckless conduct.
- The negligent or reckless actions directly caused the wrongful death.
- The family’s losses can be objectively measured, and the defendant is obligated to compensate the family for that specific amount.
Having strong evidence in support of your claim can make all of the difference when it comes to your ability to get justice. It is vital to understand that you only have a period of up to two years to take legal action following the death of your loved one. For this reason, it is imperative to reach out to a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to provide your family with the best chance of getting justice.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the immense pain and heartache that comes with losing a loved one. When that loss is caused by someone else’s negligence, it can be even harder to cope with. Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping families in these difficult situations seek justice and compensation for their losses. While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, it can provide financial support for the future and hold responsible parties accountable. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal accident, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Georgia wrongful death lawyers by calling (800) 693-7833 for help. Let us stand by your side and fight for what you deserve during this challenging time.