Compassionate advocates helping families obtain rightful compensation
For nearly 30 years, we at Nicholson Phillips have represented families who’ve lost loved ones in fatal car accidents in Georgia. Any automobile accident can pose a threat to the lives of the drivers and passengers involved. While some crashes are unavoidable, others occur as a result of driver negligence and could have been avoided with responsible driving. When a fatal car crash takes your family member’s life, and the accident was preventable or resulted from negligence or recklessness, it makes the loss even more tragic. In these cases, our law firm can help you and your family file a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain compensation for the financial losses and emotional damages you suffer as a result of the fatality.
When driver negligence leads to a fatality
Car accidents and other motor vehicle collisions kill tens of thousands of Americans every year. In fact, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual report, there were 30,196 fatal crashes in 2010 in the United States and 32,855 fatalities from crashes. In the same year in Georgia alone, 1,244 individuals were killed in 1,148 fatal car crashes, trucking accidents, motorcycle collisions and other roadway incidents.
There are countless examples of driver negligence that could lead to the death of your loved one in a fatal car accident in Georgia. The most common include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Texting while driving
- Using other electronics, such as tablets, cellphones or GPS devices
- Fatigued driving
- Excessive speeding
- Disregard for traffic lights and signs
- Other reckless behavior
Why pursue compensation?
Of course, no amount of money can truly replace what you lose in a northern Georgia fatal auto accident. So why seek compensation at all? With help from a trusted attorney in Marietta, you can hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and obtain compensation for the very real financial effects of losing a loved one in a deadly crash. Your settlement or award in a wrongful death case takes into account the following:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical bills
- Loss of future family income
- Loss of companionship, care, services, protection and assistance
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
- Punitive damages in cases of gross negligence or criminal recklessness