Child Killed in Douglas County Accident
A 4-year-old boy has been killed and other members of his family, including his mother, have been seriously injured in an accident in Douglas County earlier last week.
According to Georgia State Patrol, a Pontiac Bonneville crossed the center line, and crashed into a Toyota Corolla on Monday. Two children, including 4-year-old Luke Ingalsbe were sitting in the backseat of the Toyota. Luke sustained fatal injuries. Luke’s mother, his infant brother Jacob, and a front seat passenger were seriously injured. The driver of the Pontiac sustained minor injuries. Investigations into the accident are going on.
The investigation will consider whether the driver of the Pontiac crossed the center line. Blood alcohol tests will be conducted to determine if alcohol was a factor. Investigators may also consider the speed of the car at the time of the accident. There could be any number of reasons why an accident occurs. Investigations can take weeks, or months.
For families of victims of auto accidents, there is very little that can help ease the pain of losing a loved one in this manner. Fortunately, Georgia’s law allows such families to hold the responsible party accountable for his negligence.
Families who have lost a loved one in an accident caused by the negligent driving of another, can file a claim for wrongful death damages. As Georgia wrongful death lawyers, we find that families sometimes struggle with the point of the lawsuit. While no amount of money can ever compensate for the loss of a family member, it’s important to understand that a lawsuit is a part of the process of holding the negligent party accountable for his carelessness.
Besides, in the case of a working adult who is killed, the death can leave behind a financial void because of the loss of the deceased’s income. There may be the need for bereavement counseling and therapy, and these damages can help pay for these. Wrongful death compensation can’t make your family whole again, but it can make sure that your loss isn’t exacerbated by financial worries.