Marietta, GA (November 15, 2023) – A pedestrian accident took place in Cobb County that claimed one person’s life early Tuesday morning, November 14. At around five a.m., the Cobb County Police Department responded to the scene of an automobile collision on Powder Springs Road.
Reports show that a pedestrian was struck by a silver Mercedes in the area near Curtis Lane. The pedestrian was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene by the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office. The victim was identified as 58-year-old Henry Ducre of Marietta, Georgia. The Cobb County Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit is investigating the incident.
We offer our condolences to the family of Henry Ducre.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
Hundreds of fatal collisions are reported in Georgia every year. Dealing with the aftermath of a fatal collision can be incredibly difficult. Unfortunately, we see many families forced to deal with overwhelming emotional and financial consequences. After experiencing the loss of a loved one, your family has the ability to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. There are various parties that have the legal right to take action after a fatal collision.
If the wrongful death victim was married at the time of their demise, only the spouse is eligible to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit. In the event that the wrongful death victim was unmarried at the time of death, the right to pursue legal action is vested in the victim’s children. Should the wrongful death victim have neither children nor a spouse, the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit is extended to the victim’s surviving parents.
In cases where the wrongful death victim lacked children, a spouse, or living parents, the authority to take legal action then rests with the administrator of the victim’s estate. Furthermore, under Georgia law, a surviving spouse is entitled to receive a minimum of one-third of the damages awarded in a wrongful death case, irrespective of the number of children who must share the remaining amount.
It is important to take quick legal action by reaching out to a wrongful death lawyer in Georgia right away. An attorney will be able to give you the best chance of protecting your rights in getting justice while holding the negligent party accountable.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we know that losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is an incredibly painful and overwhelming experience. Our team is dedicated to helping families navigate through this difficult time by seeking justice and compensation for their loss. While no amount of money can replace your loved one, we believe it is important to hold responsible parties accountable and provide financial support for the future. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, please reach out to us today for a free case evaluation by calling (800) 693-7833. Let our experienced legal team fight for your rights and help bring closure during this challenging journey. You do not have to go through this alone. Instead, let our dedicated legal advocates at Ted Greve & Associates stand by your side and fight for what you deserve.