Lawrenceville, GA (February 14, 2023) – A man has been arrested in connection with a deadly head-on collision in the Lawrenceville area that took place on Sunday, February 5.
The initial crash took place on Bethesda School Road at around 3 a.m. Local sources reported that 31-year-old Jeremy Dermaine Goodman was traveling east in the westbound lanes in an Audi sedan when he crashed head-on with a Kia. The driver of the Kia, 44-year-old Juan Olivares-Rotten, was killed in the collision.
Goodman was later taken into custody on Saturday, February 11. Goodman is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of drugs.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Juan Olivares-Rotten at this time.
Fatal Head-On Collisions in Georgia
Cars traveling in opposing directions collide front to front in a head-on collision, sometimes known as a frontal crash. A head-on collision is more likely than other collisions to seriously hurt or kill the driver or passengers in either vehicle, according to data. In 2017, frontal impact incidents resulted in a 58% death rate for car occupants, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
There are two categories of claims for negligent death in Georgia. The first is a conventional wrongful death claim, which is brought by the decedent’s survivors (children, parents, or other legal heirs), and which seeks the full value of the life of the decedent from the decedent’s standpoint. This includes both concrete losses, like the decedent’s enjoyment of life, and intangibles, like economic damages, such as the estimated lifetime income of the decedent. A jury decides on these factors. The grieving of the decedent’s surviving family members is not taken into account in Georgia’s calculation of these components, but there is no set methodology.
At Monge & Associates, helping families who lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence has always been our main priority. After a fatal accident, our attorneys help the surviving family members file a claim against the at-fault parties in order to obtain just compensation. You should not be held responsible for paying for a family member’s burial and other accident-related costs if they passed away as a result of someone else’s carelessness. To schedule a free consultation with a Lawrenceville wrongful death lawyer, contact our offices at 888-688-1924.
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