For a 13-year-old Georgia boy, the mid-June day seemed ordinary. He was helping his family do yard work. The boy was edging the sidewalk, removing grass and weeds close to the pavement where a mower may not be able to reach. An unexpected tragedy turned this uneventful day into a wrongful death case in the blink of an eye.
Seemingly out of nowhere, an SUV came speeding around the corner, and the driver failed to properly negotiate the turn. She struck both the boy and his father and did not even stop. As she drove away, the father, who suffered a serious leg injury, did his best to help his son, but the boy’s injuries were severe, and being badly injured himself, there was little he could do.
The injured father and son were taken to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment, and while the father was able to hang on, the young boy died. Police were able to apprehend the driver a short time after the crash. It was determined that she was under the influence when she struck the pair. She was arrested and is being held without bond on criminal charges, including DUI and vehicular manslaughter. An online campaign has been set up to collect donations to help the family in their time of grief and suffering.
In cases like this, donations from the community are nice, but they may not be enough to cover all of the expenses that follow such a crash. Medical bills, funeral costs, and other financial burdens can sometimes be covered by a successful wrongful death verdict. Georgia victims in similar situations need only reach out to a compassionate attorney to learn more about their options and get the ball rolling.
For more information on how Dozier Law Firm can help you recover from car and truck accidents near Atlanta, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, wrongful deaths, dog bites, and more, call one of our locations in Macon (478-742-8441), Savannah (912-239-4395), Albany-Tifton (229-299-9590), or Atlanta (404-800-0308). You can also visit us online at https://dozierlaw.com/.