Wrongful death cases involve liability just like other kinds of personal injuries. However, these cases are about recovering compensation for the economic losses incurred due to the death.
â€œWe have seen many auto wreck cases over the years and tend to hear about many more. This one caught our attention when we discovered that the fatal accident was caused by a 14-year old driver. Needless to say, he lost control of the Mustang he was driving, flipped it over and slammed it into a tree. When a moving object hits a stationary one, the results are generally not pretty. In this case, two died and two were left in critical condition,â€ said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & Dâ€™Orazio, a law firm specializing in personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense and business law.
While the families may never know how the 14-year-old got behind the wheel and was driving, reports indicate that two of the dead included a 26-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy. The carâ€™s driver and a 6-year-old were critically injured and rushed to hospital. â€œThe obvious question here is: what was the 26-year old-woman thinking when she allowed a 14-year-old to drive? The other not so obvious question is: who did the car belong to?â€ Webb asked.
Unfortunately, no one was wearing seatbelts at the time of the impact; a fact that made the injuries sustained even worse and pretty much ensured the death of the other two occupants. There is not much doubt that the family of the two dead individuals will likely want to speak to a wrongful death lawyer about obtaining compensation for the loss of their loved ones. â€œIn this case, it may be the parents of the 14-year-old who will be sued when the dust settles and the police find out who owns the car and who allowed the child to drive in the first place,â€ Webb said.
Personal injury cases, including wrongful death situations, are cases that a skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyer will handle on behalf of a plaintiff. Each case is different. Each case is unique and assessed on its own merits. Each case will have a different outcome and each wrongful death case has a certain time limitation for filing, something that a plaintiff needs to discuss with the Atlanta personal injury lawyer.
â€œWrongful death cases are civil cases and are filed under the auspices of your stateâ€™s wrongful death statute. Every state had different requirements and itâ€™s best to ask your lawyer about those when you seek legal counsel,â€ Webb said.
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