Augusta, GA (November 16, 2023) – Authorities across Richmond County were called to the scene of an automobile accident that took place on the south side of Augusta. On November 13, calls for help came to the Augusta Police Department regarding a crash on the Mike Padgett Highway.
According to reports provided by local news sources, just before 3:00 a.m., a pedestrian was walking on the southbound side of the highway when they were struck by a vehicle in the area near Phinizy Road. The vehicle was heading south on the roadway at the time of the collision. The pedestrian incurred fatal injuries as a result of the accident. The victim was pronounced deceased by Richmond County coroner Mark Bowen. Investigations into the crash are underway.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim who lost their life in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Losing a loved one can be a devastating experience. Unfortunately, we see hundreds of people lose their lives as a result of automobile accidents in Georgia each year. Far too often, these accidents take place as a result of the negligence and wrongdoings of others.
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, families are often unaware of the legal options that they have. One of the most important things that you can do after a fatal collision takes your loved one’s life is file a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death claims are filed in civil court instead of criminal court. These claims are made by the spouses, children, or parents of a person who has lost their life in an automobile accident that was caused by the reckless actions of another person. As you can imagine, trying to navigate the legal system while grieving your loved one can be incredibly challenging. For this reason, it is in your best interest to seek representation from a wrongful death lawyer in Augusta right away.
An attorney will be able to help guide you through the legal process and fight to ensure that you are able to maximize the compensation you recover for funeral costs, lost earning capacity, and a variety of other damages.
Losing a loved one due to a fatal crash caused by a reckless driver can be incredibly devastating to deal with. Unfortunately, we see these accidents take place every day, and they do not get any easier to accept. At Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A., we understand that no amount of money can erase the pain or bring back your loved one. However, we are committed to obtaining maximum compensation for our clients’ loss so that they can focus on healing and moving forward without financial burdens. Our experienced attorneys will fight tirelessly for justice and ensure that you receive the support and closure you deserve during this difficult time. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal collision, please contact our Georgia personal injury law firm for a free consultation at (800) 693-7833.