Spouses, parents and children of a loved one who has been killed in a car accident often experience significant levels of grief and shock in the aftermath of an accident. It can be an extremely confusing time for families and many people often look for closure and a sense of justice. But because of how complex the legal system can be, many people struggle with finding that sense reassurance that the responsible party will be held accountable for the wrongful death of a loved one.
We often hear about criminal charges that a reckless driver faces after an accident. Some of these charges can include vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving or drunk driving and can result in prison time for the driver. However, as one Georgia family recently learned, it can take some time for criminal charges to be filed.