Savannah, GA – One Dead, Others Injured in Post Office Crash
Savannah, GA (March 6, 2021) – One person has died and several others were injured after a car crashed into the front of the Eisenhower Drive Post Office.
An older woman mistakenly pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake, driving through the glass window.
The 82-year-old driver was uninjured; however, a 67-year-old customer died from her injuries while a post office employee and two customers were seriously injured and transported to a local hospital.
Police have ruled the event an accident. Our thoughts are with those injured and their families.
Catastrophic Injuries in Georgia
Unfortunately, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death are possible in any serious car accident. They can leave victims living with the effects of their injuries or families grieving the loss of a loved one long after the accident. When caused by negligence, a lawsuit may be able to help you cover the costs of your injuries or losses.
A catastrophic injury is not one defined by law. Instead, your injuries are judged as “catastrophic” if they meet one or more of a few criteria:
- Long-term and debilitating symptoms
- Requiring caregiving assistance from family or an in-home service
- Inability to continue working or permanently disabled
- Loss in quality of life for the foreseeable future or permanently
- If recovery is possible, it will take a long time
There are many types of catastrophic injuries. A brain or spinal cord injury, burns or loss of a limb is a severe injury that is difficult from which to recover, even after many years. Other catastrophic injuries may not be as obvious. A neck or back injury that appears to heal well at first but results in years of chronic pain can also be considered catastrophic.
Some of the types of damages that may be possible if you’ve sustained catastrophic injuries in Georgia because of a vehicle accident are:
- Lost wages, whether temporary or permanent
- Medical care, current and future
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of personal relationship with your spouse or partner
No loss of life is easy to accept for the family left behind. When a death occurs due to an unexpected accident, the grief felt is enormous. In some situations, the at-fault driver may face criminal charges due to their negligent driving that caused the fatality. However, in many other accidents, the event is ruled an accident, and the driver doesn’t face charges. Still, a civil wrongful death case may help the family recover from the financial burdens caused by the death of their loved one and find justice when they can share their grief in court.
We hope that anyone involved in a severe car accident can recover from their injuries and return to the family, friends, work and hobbies that they enjoyed. That doesn’t always happen, though, and these accidents can severely impact the victims and their families permanently. Physical disability and the emotional impact of stress, anxiety and even post-traumatic stress can take their toll and make this an overwhelming time for anyone.
The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown understands that this is a difficult time and also how important it is to get started on a catastrophic injury or wrongful death case in Georgia as quickly as possible. Our team is ready to discuss the details of the events that led to your injuries or the loss of your loved one. We may be able to help you receive financial compensation for this devastating event. The initial consultation is free, so call our office today at (678) 505-0559 to schedule yours.
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Disclaimer: Our staff at the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown have worked hard to become valued members of the Montgomery, Alabama business community. We write accident news stories with the intent and purpose of bringing awareness to the dangers of driving in our community with hopes that our fellow community members will use added precautions when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in an Alabama accident. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is not meant to be legal advice or medical advice. The picture used in this post is not representative of the accident described in this post.