Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the crashed happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate-85. The crash involved a truck and an SUV. The truck caught fire after the crash and the driver had to be freed from the vehicle.

One of the drivers died on the way to the hospital, but Pihera did not specify which driver. An officer was injured during the rescue effort. He was hospitalized and later released. Details regarding the crash and the other driver were not immediately released.

Importance of formal reports.

 After an accident victim, or their family has the opportunity to calmly assess needs moving forward, the importance of police reports and scene investigator testimony will be heavily weighted toward compensation for injuries and wrongful death losses.  Speak to a personal injury attorney, who can help with the collection of any pertinent documents needed to ensure a timely insurance recovery and in support of possible litigation.

Insurance.

 Georgia is a Comparative Fault State allowing accident victims to seek damages up to 50% for partial responsibility.  Wrongful death legal action must support a claim of negligence, where the victim was owed a duty of care, there was a breach in that duty, and the breach caused the injuries or loss.  Motor vehicle accident victims and their families have the right to pursue compensation from insurance under Georgia law, and settlements may be impacted by criminal case judgments for reckless driving, drunk driving and vehicular homicide charges.

Wrongful death.

A wrongful death legal action is a particular type of lawsuit that is brought by loved ones of someone who dies because of the negligent, reckless, or deliberate act of someone.  Damages in these lawsuits can include medical bills, burial expenses, lost wage compensation, pain and suffering and in some cases punitive damages may be awarded. A formal legal action may be initiated with the assistance of legal counsel, but must be undertaken in Georgia within two years from the date of the death caused by the accident.

Legal expertise.

If you have lost a loved one due to an automobile accident near Roswell, the best course of action is to contact experienced counsel at Imbriale Injury Law Offices, who can navigate the legal process toward a strong settlement in Georgia.  They can help with compensation for any loss sustained as a result of a car accident, due to partial, or full negligence of another person toward payment of any significant medical expenses, loss of wages, funeral expenses, and wrongful death claims caused by the accident.

 

Imbriale Injury Law
13 West Park Square, Suite C1
Marietta, GA 30060
Call Now (678) 212-1395
Fax Number: 678 445 7431

 

Sources:

https://georgia.gov/popular-topic/insurance

http://ga.elaws.us/law/51-4