One of the biggest killers in the United States is car accidents. In fact, every time we take to the roadway, we are putting our lives and the lives of our family members at risk in this regard. Even though we do everything we can to ensure the safety of ourselves and our loved ones on the road, there is only so much we can do.
Our safety on the road is dependent on whether other drivers are being safe and attentive. For northwest Georgia drivers who follow the rules of the road, encountering a negligent, unlawful or inattentive driver can spell disaster in a heartbeat. In fact, numerous fatal car accidents can be blamed on another driver who was negligent or unlawful in this fashion.
What are some of the most common ways that drivers are negligent or unlawful? Drunk driving is one of the biggest sources of traffic fatalities in northwest Georgia. Even more insidious than drunk driving is distracted driving. Indeed, even though it is unlawful to do so, there are a lot of drivers on the road texting and using their cellphones. The reason it is more insidious is because many people think it is perfectly okay to risk their lives and other people's lives in this fashion. In addition to drunk driving and distracted driving, there are a lot of other ways that a crash can happen as a result of negligence and/or unlawful behavior.
Regardless how a fatal accident occurs, the family members left behind will clearly suffer emotionally and financially from the loss. As such, certain family members of the deceased may have the ability to seek financial compensation in court against the at-fault party who caused the crash to happen.