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Drivers Charged for Deaths of Children Following Riverwatch Parkway Crash

July 06, 2015

Many Georgia residents are finally getting answers to questions surrounding the Riverwatch Parkway Crash that killed three young boys on June 1, 2015, according to WRDW TV. It was initially apparent that the two drivers responsible for this accident were likely street racing. In addition to racing down a public street, it was recently determined that these two drivers ran a red light, explaining the cause of the accident. Both drivers were consequently charged with vehicular homicide and running a red light.

Street racing has become very popular throughout the country, and while street racing in and of itself is dangerous, racing in an area with street lights and pedestrians creates a situation where there is a serious risk of harm or death to others. It is tragic that these three innocent children lost their lives and the loss of these children should be used as a reminder that nobody is invincible, and human life is always on the line.

What Options Do Loved Ones Have for Losing Their Children?

The lives of these young children cannot be brought back. There really is nothing that can be done to fill the void that has been left, resulting in emotional pain and heartache. While human life is irreplaceable, the legal system does allow for loved ones to pursue justice. Loved ones of the young children who were killed in the Riverwatch Parkway crash may have an opportunity to pursue legal action against the individuals responsible for causing the accident in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit, which is separate from any criminal case.

Why You Should Speak with an Attorney

Laws regarding wrongful death cases are different from state to state. Wrongful death is a type of injury claim that does not follow the exact same set of rules as any other personal injury lawsuit. For example, your right to pursue a wrongful death claim can depend on how you are related to the victim as opposed to a claim in which you yourself have suffered injuries. The sooner you are able to speak with an attorney, the quicker you will be protecting your rights in the event that you do have a valid personal injury or wrongful death claim.  

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Category: Auto Accidents

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