Motor vehicle accidents are the cause of significant injuries and death throughout Georgia. People who are simply minding their own business as drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians can find themselves confronted with severe injuries and the problems that go along with them. If the accident is bad enough, there can be a fatality with the family left behind wondering how they will move forward without the contributions of a loved one.
When there is a crash, drivers are expected to remain at the scene. Unfortunately, some decide to flee. This is a mistake and makes a bad situation worse, especially if it is a pedestrian crash. Those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident should think about the future and consider a legal filing for compensation.
A hit-and-run accident killed a pedestrian and law enforcement is seeking the public’s help to find the driver. It is believed that the vehicle was a white Chevrolet Silverado. According to witnesses, the driver was Hispanic and between 20 and 30. The driver stopped momentarily before fleeing.
People can be affected in various ways when there is a pedestrian-auto accident. If there are injuries, they will often need hospitalization, treatment, surgical procedures and rehabilitation. It can hinder them as they try to get back to work and return to their normal lives. If there is a fatality, the family will be deprived of the emotional, personal and financial contributions of their loved one. The long-term damage can be immense.
If your loved one was killed in a hit-and-run accident, you should understand your rights to compensation by contacting a law firm that helps people who have been hurt or lost a loved one in motor vehicle accidents.