A tragic Halloween accident claimed the lives of parents of four in Morgan County, according to WSB TV. Georgia State Troopers report that the parents had gone out to buy more makeup for their children on Halloween night when they crashed. A trooper responded to the accident and found the children waiting in their nearby home. The four kids were all dressed up and ready to trick or treat. The trooper stayed with the kids until their closest grandparent arrived, taking them out to celebrate Halloween and waiting until later to inform them of the deaths of their parents. Now, the kind trooper has gone above and beyond in organizing fundraising efforts for the children, who will be headed to Florida to live with their grandmother.
The Loss of a Parent—Wrongful Death Cases in Georgia
The loss of a parent can have devastating results for any child, but especially so for minor children who still reside at home with their parents. Children could be left without a primary caretaker and, if parents did not financially plan for their death, could be left in a poor financial position.
Children who lose a parent in a car or other accident involving negligence should be eligible to seek wrongful death damages. Wrongful death damages will vary dependent on the child's age. At any age, a child should be able to seek damages for loss of companionship and mental distress. Minors can also be eligible to receive the amount of money that the parents would have used to raise the child, including money spent towards college education. Adult children as well as spouses of the deceased could claim wrongful death damages for the loss of their parents' future income. Depending upon the circumstances of the accident, children could further seek punitive damages if the conduct of the at fault person or party was egregious.
Other potential damages that could be claimed from the death of a loved one include funeral costs and burial expenses, medical expenses, pain and suffering experienced by the deceased family member and more.
If you have recently lost a loved one, seek the assistance of a licensed automobile accident and wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will evaluate your potential action and provide you with an assessment as to the strength of your action. If you are the guardian of a minor child who lost a parent, consult with an attorney on the child's behalf to discover more about your ability to seek wrongful death benefits for the child in your care.
Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Zealous Assistance for Those Who Have Lost a Loved One in Georgia
If you have been injured in a car accident or lost a loved one in a crash, contact the Georgia Wrongful Death Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our law firm is dedicated to assisting those who have lost their loved ones due to negligence across Georgia and in the Southeast. The sooner you act after the accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery will be. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.