Byron, GA (July 31, 2020) — A motorcyclist died Thursday night after striking a pickup truck while allegedly trying to avoid a traffic stop. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 49 and Houston Lake Road. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the motorcyclist, identified as Deandre Reynolds, was driving at a high speed in the northbound lanes of the highway when the Peach County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop him. Reynolds then led police on a chase into Houston County. Following the pursuit, a man identified as Tavarous Williams was driving south in his Ford pickup truck when he attempted to make a turn onto Houston Lake Road. Reynolds collided with the pickup truck and was later pronounced dead at the scene. Georgia State Patrol found in its preliminary investigation that Reynolds wasn’t in sight of the Peach County Sheriff’s Office when he crashed into the truck. They are still trying to determine what caused Reynolds to run into the truck. Source: 13WMAZ Contact an Experienced Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorney Unfortunately, auto accidents like this happen far too often in Georgia. Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause and hold those responsible accountable. At The Johns Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents are for the families and friends of the victims. If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys or call us at 866-762-0302 to set up a free consultation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victim of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POSTKeep Reading
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If you have lost a family member due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is a special type of legal claim that allows you to recover damages related to the death of a loved one. There are a number of situations in which a wrongful death claim might arise. For example, you may be able to recover on a wrongful death claim due to the negligent actions of a: Driver, Doctor, Business, Caregiver, or Manufacturer. So long as the death of your loved one was a result of the negligent party’s actions, you may have a valid legal claim. This can be extremely helpful in allowing you to recover from the death of your loved one. But how are wrongful death settlements paid out? This article will discuss this important question that many wrongful death claimants have. For more information on this question and wrongful death claims in general, contact the Johns Law Firm today. Who Pays the Wrongful Death Settlement Payment? Wrongful death claims will vary from case to case. However, insurance providers are typically the party that is responsible for paying out a wrongful death settlement. It is important to note that although insurance providers will pay out claims on behalf of their insureds, their policies will often have a policy limit. Thus, depending on the extent and severity of the damages involved in your case, you may require more compensation than the insurance policy provides. Further, many insurers will attempt to pay out as little as possible to satisfy a claim. Accordingly, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney to discuss whether a settlement payment is fair and equitable under the circumstances. Are Wrongful Death Settlements Taxable? According to the IRS, settlements for wrongful death claims are generally non-taxable. A wrongful death settlement is typically comprised of “compensatory damages.” The purpose of compensatory damages is to make a person whole or replace what was lost. Examples of compensatory damages in a wrongful death case include: Loss of the deceased’s expected earnings; Loss of inheritance; Loss of pension plans or medical coverage; Mental anguish or pain and suffering; and Loss of care, protection, guidance, love, and companionship. Thus, it is important to look at the purpose of the damages. If the damages are meant to compensate the wrongful death claimant, it is likely that the damages are non-taxable. However, if the purpose of the damages is to punish the opposing party (punitive damages), the settlement may be taxable. How Long Does It Take to Settle Wrongful Death Claims? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. Again, because each case is different, the length of time it will take to settle will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Some cases take only weeks or months to resolve. However, if your case involves complicated facts or a high amount of claimed damages, it may take much longer to reach a resolution. Contact Our Team Today If you have questions about your potential wrongful death settlement, consider contacting an attorney today. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you assess your damages, negotiate a potential settlement, and determine how your claim will be paid out. At the Johns Law Firm, we want to help. Altogether, we are licensed in five states and have over 60 years of combined experience helping our clients get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and see what we can do for you.Keep Reading