Car accidents are always an unexpected burden, even if no injuries come as their result. But nothing is more tragic and difficult than a crash involving a fatality. Families often find themselves facing the grief of an unanticipated loss while also grappling with the realities of less income or resources.
A husband and father of two was fatally injured when a truck struck the side of his car on Peachtree Parkway in Decatur recently. He was turning left into the parking lot of a grocery store when the collision occurred. His wife, also in the car, was injured less seriously.
The victim died of head injuries at a local hospital later the same day. Forsyth County officials are investigating the crash, and there is no word on criminal charges against the driver of the truck. The case is complicated, however, because the victim was the only member of the family able to work in the United States.
Supporters contributed online to a crowdfunding page dedicated to the family's financial security and the education of the victims' two daughters. For many survivors of people killed in truck accidents, however, this is not a viable option to secure the financial future of a family in need.
Lawsuits in civil court for financial damages, including expenses for medical recovery or funerals and compensation for emotional pain and loss of companionship, are an option for aggrieved families. Nothing can take the place of a loved one lost, but their legacies can be protected through an attorney's efforts to bring justice to the victims of truck accidents.