Posts Tagged ‘fatal accident’
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
In September of 2009, a tragic hit-and-run took the life of a Dekalb county pedestrian. A news report* notes that the fatal accident took place on Buford Highway in Dekalb County, and authorities reported that the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.
At Hollberg and Weaver, we frequently hear stories of Atlanta traffic fatalities and sympathize with the families suffering from such a terrible loss. We have personal injury experience in Dekalb County and other surrounding counties of Atlanta. In fact, in one case handled by our firm a pedestrian was fatally struck by a tractor trailer when he was walking through a gas station parking lot.
When an automobile accident involves a fatality, there is a range of criminal charges that may be brought, including involuntary manslaughter, vehicular homicide, etc. From a civil standpoint, surviving family members may have a claim for wrongful death, which would include recovery for the full value of the life of the individual who passed away. The estate may also have claims for the decedent’s pain and suffering, last medical expenses, and last funeral expenses.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious automobile collision, we encourage you to call Hollberg and Weaver today. We understand the importance of your case and we are sensitive to the impact such a tragedy has on individuals and families.