Many wrongful death lawsuits following the Fourth of July are filed over malfunctioning fireworks and product liability issues; however, there are also innocent victims who suffer fatal injuries in Georgia car crashes due to drivers who are driving drunk after a day of too much fun.
While a fun day for one person may be getting drunk and partying with their family and friends, a day of fun for others may be playing Frisbee with their kids and taking in the fireworks display at the park. In either event, both parties take to the roads to get home. Sadly, an innocent parent or child may be killed in a fatal Peachtree City car crash as a result of an intoxicated driver.
When drinks, food, fun, and fireworks lead to fatal car crashes, a drunk driver should be held accountable. Sadly, too much fun on the Fourth of July has led to drivers doing the following:
- Running red lights
- Driving the wrong way
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Failing to judge distances appropriately
- Reacting slowly
When a driver is affected by alcohol or lack of sleep after a long day and night of celebrations, a driver can rear-end another car, crash head-on into another vehicle, or T-bone another car. In any of these situations, the crash is generally violent and causes serious injuries and fatalities. When a driver does the unthinkable—kills your loved one due to negligence and recklessness—that driver shouldn’t just be left with probation, fines, and citations. That driver and her insurance company should pay your family the compensation for your losses.
Unfortunately, no amount of money could ever take away your sorrow, bring back your loved one, or help you heal; however, you need compensation to pay funeral expenses, rent or mortgage, other bills, and live the same quality of life to which you have been accustomed. Don’t let the drunk driver get away without holding her fully accountable for the wrongs your family suffered.
If a drunk driver crashed into a car or a pedestrian and killed your loved one following the Fourth of July, you have rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia. For help holding the negligent driver accountable, and to learn more about wrongful death lawsuits, call a knowledgeable Peachtree City wrongful death lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith for a free consultation at (770) 487-8999 today.