Recently, an Atlanta woman was tragically killed while standing at a bus stop. The 21-year-old accident victim was struck by a Toyota pickup truck while waiting for the bus. She was pregnant at the time of the accident and headed to pick up her cap and gown for graduation. Sadly, the accident appears to have been the result of a medical emergency. The driver of the vehicle involved lost control of the car, hit another vehicle, then careened into the pedestrian. When police arrived at the scene, the driver was disoriented and foaming at the mouth. Now, family members of the young woman are left mourning her death and that of her unborn child.
This recent accident deeply saddened our pedestrian accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. This is the most recent in a number of pedestrian accidents to occur in the Atlanta area in recent years. We understand that pedestrian accidents are some of the most serious accidents that can occur due to the force of vehicles striking a person directly. Thus, we assist injured pedestrian accident victims and the families of those who lose their loved ones in such accidents in obtaining compensation from the at-fault person(s) or company(s) involved.
Wrongful Death Pedestrian Accident Cases
A pedestrian accident that results from negligence on the part of the driver can constitute grounds for a wrongful death pedestrian accident case. The parties bringing the action will need to establish that the driver acted with negligence, which could include many types of behaviors, such as speeding, drinking and driving, distracted driving, and much more.
Georgia law allows the surviving spouse or surviving children to bring an action for wrongful death. Any recovery obtained will be split among the children and the surviving spouse, with the surviving spouse receiving no less than one-third of the recovery, regardless of the number of children. Possible damages in a wrongful death case include, loss of income and other benefits, companionship, support, and more.
Assistance with Your Wrongful Death Pedestrian Accident Case
Wrongful death actions are complex and will require significant knowledge of the law to bring a strong case. A wrongful death attorney can examine the facts and circumstances of the pedestrian accident that led to your loved one's tragic death and advise you as to your legal rights. Our attorneys assist each wrongful death client in preparing a strong case through proper investigations and considerable legal research. Act quickly after the death of your loved one because you have a limited time within which to bring a wrongful death case in Georgia.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 36 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. For over 36 years, our firm has assisted pedestrian and other traffic accident victims across Georgia, including but not limited to all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.
Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.