An up close shot of a car crashed into a tree.
After a 68-year-old father went out to pick up dinner last weekend and never returned home, the Peachtree City community has stepped forward to help his 19- and 15-year-old sons who are now alone. The man was killed in a car accident on Saturday in which his car left the roadway and struck a tree. At the time of the report, the investigation into what led to the accident continued. In the meantime, however, family friends have begun leaving groceries for the boys on their front porch, preparing meals for the two, and have been raising funds to help purchase a vehicle for them, as the family’s only car was the one their father was driving when the accident occurred. A Go Fund Me account has been set up to raise funds for funeral expenses, as well as to assist the boys with the cost of attending college. Losing a family member in a motor vehicle accident is not only one of the most devastating experiences in life, but also one of the most overwhelming ones. While family and friends will do what they can to help, such as the Peachtree City community has done for this family, often the expenses associated with the loss of services and support that were provided by the primary income-earner in a family will prove far too much to be satisfied by a community’s fundraising efforts. If you have lost a loved one due to an accident that resulted from someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you can seek compensation for the expenses and psychological impacts of the loss through a wrongful death lawsuit. This is a legal claim that is filed in civil court, generally within two years of the date on which the death occurred. For more information, contact an experienced wrongful death attorney from Cambre & Associates LLC for a free case evaluation.