Two-Vehicle Accident near Savannah Results in Teacher’s Death; What Type of Offer Should His Family Receive?

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, a motorcycle accident resulted in the death of a Richmond Hill Middle School teacher. The victim was driving along Belfast River Road near Savannah, Georgia when he collided with a vehicle operated by a motorist attempting to make a left turn. The man was later pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah.

Because the driver who caused the accident failed to yield, serious consequences are involved — especially since the person struck was later pronounced dead. It seems likely the police will quickly assign fault to the surviving driver.

The police are not the only group of people who will be interested in wrapping up the case quickly and efficiently.

Receiving an Offer From an Insurance Company

In situations like this, insurance companies will often reach out to the family of the deceased and offer to negotiate with the goal of paying out as little as possible. If the grieving family wants to recoup as many potential losses as possible, Dozier Law Firm, a team of experts in this field, explains why you should always seek representation for these types of cases — and why you should let the attorneys do the negotiating for you.

“Sometimes, an insurance company will offer to negotiate, and the Dozier Law Firm represents our clients until they achieve an acceptable offer. The insurance company and your Savannah auto accident attorneys make offers back and forth to try to reach a satisfactory amount for the client. This takes a while because insurance adjusters have many cases and are not as focused on our client’s case as we are. The auto accident attorneys at Dozier will make several attempts at trying to settle our client’s case until we reach a satisfactory amount.”

Even after a case is settled, it can still take time to finalize the process. “If we settle a case,” says Dozier, “we then have to wait for the insurance company to send a check. This takes time because a large company, like an insurance company, has many different departments who all have different responsibilities. While we may be negotiating with an adjuster in Georgia, the check will come from Arizona, and the release will come from New Hampshire. If our client does not receive an offer they are happy with, Dozier Law of Savannah, Georgia will file suit to pursue the claim further.”

Savannah Car Accident Attorneys

The experts at Dozier Law Firm, with offices in Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, and Albany, are well-versed in helping families affected by devastating accidents recover from losses suffered in both car and motorcycle accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Savannah or another part of the state of Georgia, call your local team of attorneys to learn more today.

For more information on how Dozier Law Firm can help you recover from car and truck accidents near Savannah, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, wrongful deaths, dog bites, and more, call one of our locations in Macon (478-219-8564), Savannah (912-205-5531), Albany-Tifton (229-218-2055), or Atlanta (404-721-0933). You can also visit us online at


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