A car accident that occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Ga. 81 near Sowell Road in Georgia left two people dead. The driver who allegedly caused the accident was charged with two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide and following too close.
According to a sergeant with the Henry County police, a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had been traveling east had stopped behind several other vehicles that were attempting to turn left into a Tractor Supply Store. The driver of a 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier that was following the Jeep failed to stop and rear-ended the vehicle.
The 20-year-old driver of the Jeep and a 21-year-old passenger both died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries that were reported to be non-life threatening. The name of the driver who caused the accident was not released.
Due to a vehicle’s mass, car accidents have the potential to leave all of those involved seriously injured. In worst case scenarios, however, the accident may result in death. Family members who lose a loved one to a car accident may be eligible to seek compensation from the accused driver’s insurance company.
Most compensation is awarded through negotiations with the insurance company. In most cases, this figure should cover a wide range of damages, including lost income and pain and suffering. However, there are instances where the insurance company may attempt to resolve the case by offering a figure that does not fully cover the damages caused by the accident. If negotiations fail, an attorney may be able to take the case to trial in order to attempt to increase the figure that may potentially be awarded.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Two killed in Henry County crash”, Mike Morris, November 11, 2013