Marietta, GA (3/12/23) Early Sunday in Marietta, two road construction workers were hit by a car and seriously injured while setting up an electronic sign with an arrow showing a lane was closed.
According to the police, the men had gotten out of their vehicle under an overpass when a gray 2019 Volkswagen Jetta hit the message board and the workers.
The driver stopped but fled on foot before emergency workers arrived, and authorities are currently looking for them. The injured workers, Jimmy Varraza, 38, and Oscar Aguilar, 28, were hospitalized with serious injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents In Georgia
Pedestrians face extreme vulnerability on the roads of Georgia, as they lack any protection from harm in accidents involving large vehicles. Shockingly, fatal pedestrian accidents have been on the rise in recent years, with 348 reported deaths in Georgia in 2021 alone. Losing a loved one in such an accident can be a devastating experience, leaving families struggling to come to terms with their loss while also facing mounting bills and expenses.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, it’s important to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal options. At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, we have a team of wrongful death attorneys who have successfully handled similar cases in the past. We know how difficult this time can be, and we’re here to help you seek justice and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
Under Georgia law, certain family members and the personal representative of the estate may be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim after a pedestrian accident. We can help you navigate the legal process, ensure your rights are protected and fight to secure the financial compensation you need to cover your losses and expenses.
If you’re ready to learn more about your legal options after losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact our Marietta office at 770-820-0711 to schedule a consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney today.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.
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