Fatal Accidents That Led to Vehicular Homicide Charges
Vehicular homicide yet again has tragically taken the lives of innocent Georgians, involving two separate but similar accidents, and two men are now facing the consequences. The first accident occurred in September 2015, when a man driving a green Toyota Camry crossed the center line of a road, slamming into another Toyota Camry driven by an elderly gentleman. The victim later died at the hospital because of the injuries he sustained in the accident. For this particular accident, it is not clear whether or not the driver who caused the accident was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but it was clear to authorities that the driver was speeding through the curve of the road when he crossed the center line and slammed into the elderly man's Camry. The at-fault driver suffered serious injuries.
A similarly tragic motorcycle accident occurred earlier this year in April when another man crossed the center lane of a road and struck a husband and wife on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, killing them instantly. In this particular case, the driver was found to be under the influence and told authorities that he was lighting a cigarette shortly before crossing the center line of the road and hitting the Harley Davidson head on. The driver at fault in the accident suffered a broken pelvis.
Loved Ones Are Left Asking Questions
Some motor vehicle accidents involve intentional or reckless conduct that is criminal in nature, while other accidents involve driver error that may be negligent, but not considered criminal. In any event, injured victims or the loved ones of a person killed in an automobile accident should pursue legal action by filing a claim against the at fault person(s) or company(s) responsible. On the other hand, there are some accidents, like the two accidents discussed above, that involve reckless and criminal conduct. In addition to facing potential lawsuits by the loved ones of the victims who lost their lives, these drivers could face criminal charges including, but not limited to, vehicular homicide.
The fact that these drivers may be serving jail time if convicted may be reassuring to the victims' family members, but nothing will bring their loved ones back. However, the family can bring wrongful death action to hold the at fault driver accountable. An attorney can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened as well as help families recover after losing a loved one to a tragic motor vehicle accident.
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Too many accidents are the result of criminal conduct, and the problem does not seem to be getting better. Innocent individuals are routinely suffering injury or death at the expense of reckless conduct. Whether you or someone you know has suffered injuries after being involved in an accident, speaking with a Georgia Car Accident Lawyer can provide you with the information you need to move forward. At Montlick & Associates, we have more than thirty years of experience and continue to provide zealous legal representation to injured victims from all across Georgia and the Southeast. If you would like to speak with an attorney about your situation, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333) to schedule your free consultation. You may also visit us online at www.montlick.com to complete a Free Case Evaluation Form, and you may also participate in a 24-hour Live Online Chat.