Just as every holiday brings good times and great memories, holidays notoriously coincide with fatal car crashes. Whether it’s New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day, or Fourth of July, holidays and the weekends next to the holidays are connected to wrongful death car accidents in Georgia and nationwide.
The fact is that seven people were killed in Georgia Memorial Day accidents during 2013, and six people were killed during the same holiday in 2012. Sadly, 32 people were killed in Memorial Day holiday weekend crashes in Georgia in 2005—the highest number on record in this state for this holiday.
As summer is approaching with more holidays, such as Fourth of July and Labor Day, Georgia drivers need to be aware that drunk drivers are on the roads in increasing numbers over the holiday travel periods. Sadly, too many people have been seriously injured or killed in holiday accidents due to drunk drivers. Drivers need to remember that no holiday is a safe holiday on the road.
Was your loved one killed in a Georgia holiday crash?
When your loved one is taken from you in a holiday crash, you may not know what to do. You may feel like your world is over and your life has shattered. It’s not fair that your spouse or parent had to die because of someone’s careless and reckless choice to get behind the wheel drunk.
Because you are experiencing pain, unfamiliar emotions, and confusing thoughts during this time, it is best to let yourself grieve and then take the following steps to get justice for your loved one, including:
- Speak with a Peachtree City wrongful death lawyer about your rights
- Pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent party
- Get involved in organizations like MADD
- See a professional for counseling services to help you get through this difficult time
Seek Justice for Your Loss
There is no greater pain that the agony you are experiencing knowing your loved one is not coming back and that you didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. Instead of getting angry about the death of your loved one, get justice. By holding a person legally responsible for the harm your family has experienced, it will help you start to recover financially and emotionally.
To learn more about a Georgia wrongful death lawsuit, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation with a caring and experienced Georgia wrongful death attorney.