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Fatal Car Accidents

Fatal car accidents can occur in many circumstances and result from many factors. One thing is always true; accidents that involve fatalities are tragic no matter what the circumstances.

Some fatal car accidents are the result of driver error or recklessness, including speeding or distracted driving. Some deadly car crashes are the result of large vehicles, such as trucks, colliding with smaller vehicles or motorcycles. These tragic car accidents can occur with multiple vehicles involved such as a chain reaction accident or with one vehicle leaving the road and hitting a telephone pole or tree.

The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration statistics reveal that in recent years over 32,000 people died on our highways. As of 2010, drunk driving was the biggest cause of fatal motor vehicle accidents, followed by speeding, distraction and bad weather. It is very possible that distracted driving will at some point equal or surpass impaired driving with the use of alcohol or drugs. Texting while driving is quickly becoming a significant factor in motor vehicle accidents, some of which are fatal car accidents.

Drivers are at the highest risk for fatal injury as compared to others in the vehicles involved. The highest fatality rate on our roads is for those ages 21 through 24, while kids under 5 years of age have the lowest fatality rate.

Atlanta fatal car accident lawyer, Charles Scholle and the legal team at Scholle Law, represents families of those injured or tragically killed in car accidents. In cases in which a person has been fatally injured in a car accident, specified family members may bring a wrongful death action for the loss of their loved one’s life. A wrongful death is a death caused by the negligent, reckless (extremely careless) or intentional actions of another. Fatal car accidents involving all types of motor vehicles are very difficult for the surviving family members.

Scholle Law is a team of excellent lawyers and legal professionals. We are led by Charles Scholle who has earned the highest rating for legal practice and ethics. We have the knowledge and compassion to handle these sensitive and tragic cases. Georgia law permits specified close relatives of a deceased person to bring a lawsuit for wrongful death. These cases can be challenging due to the importance of proving sensitive issues such as the pain and suffering the decedent may have experienced prior to loss of life and the decedent’s lifetime loss of income. Our experience in probate and estate administration sets us apart in our ability to handle wrongful death cases on behalf of family members.

After a fatal car accident, wrongful death attorney Charles Scholle and the legal team at Scholle Law have the experience and expertise to guide families and loved ones through the legal and financial impact of a fatal accident. For over two decades, Atlanta fatal auto accident lawyers and legal professionals at Scholle Law have helped car accident victims and their families to secure their legal rights and to receive the monetary compensation to which they are entitled. Our legal team supports families dealing with wrongful death, serious accident and injury by helping clients secure the best possible financial recovery in very difficult circumstances.


Please contact our law firm or call toll-free at 866-972-5287 or in Atlanta at 770-717-5100 to set up a free consultation with no obligation. From our main office in Duluth, we serve clients with conveniently located offices in Decatur, Midtown and the Perimeter and represent clients throughout Atlanta and Georgia.

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