Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents in Georgia


November 20, 2017

Gwinnett County Man Dies Following Hit-and-Run Accident 

As we move closer to a new year, tragic accidents continue to pile up throughout Georgia.  One of the more tragic accidents to occur this year was fatal one that sadly ended the life of a young 26-year-old man.  It happened in Lawrenceville when a Forsyth man collided with another vehicle of which the fatally injured man was a passenger.  The accident occurred early in the morning at the intersection of Georgia Highway 316 and Duluth Highway.

The accident report does not provide the specific details of how this accident happened.  However, a friend of the vehicle’s owner in which the victim was a passenger stated that the Forsyth man's truck slammed into the back of the victim’s car, causing the car to flip multiple times.  The Forsyth man then attempted to drive off in his pickup truck, but was unable to do so because his vehicle was not working.  He then began to flee on foot.  Approximately 10 hours later, the Forsyth man turned himself in.  He was charged with vehicular homicide for the death of the 26-year-old passenger.

Hit-and-run accidents are far too common in Georgia as well as throughout the rest of the United States.  In addition to facing criminal charges, the hit-and-run driver may also face legal action in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim’s family if the family decides to move forward with legal action.  However, if you or anyone in your family have recently been involved in a hit and run accident, our attorneys at Montlick and Associates can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened and advise you on your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.

Hit-and-Run Accidents on the Rise

There have been multiple hit-and-run accidents in Georgia over the past few months, and the trend does not seem to be slowing down.  Despite the fact that many hit-and-run drivers are caught and arrested, many drivers continue to run the risk of facing criminal charges by fleeing the scene of an accident.  Under Georgia Personal Injury Law, any driver involved in a car accident must stop at or return to the scene of an accident and provide his or her name to the other driver(s) involved.  If anyone involved in the accident is injured, a driver must render aid as best he or she can.  

Because hit-and-run accidents can have devastating consequences, especially if the driver who fled the accident is not found, it is imperative to understand your legal rights if you have been injured.  As such, working with an Georgia personal injury attorney to discuss potential legal options can be crucial before deciding to seek legal action.

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If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation. Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-three years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

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Sources:
http://www.ajc.com/news/local/weekend-hit-and-run-crash-kills-gwinnett-man-forsyth-driver-charged/1TD92JevkJn5QroZmqwbCK/

http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-40/chapter-6/article-12/40-6-270

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