Walker Co., GA (November 6, 2023) – A pedestrian has died as a result of a fatal accident reported in Walker County on Friday evening.
At around 7:45 p.m. on November 3, the Georgia State Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a crash on North Long Hollow Road.
Official reports indicate that 68-year-old Michael Blevins was driving westbound in a black Toyota Tundra when he struck a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, 35-year-old Christopher Knight of Forsyth, Georgia, suffered severe injuries. The Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our condolences are with the family of Christopher Knight.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia
The loss of a low one can be incredibly challenging to deal with. Unfortunately, countless people lose their lives due to fatal accidents in our state every year. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental death statewide. After experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one, your family can seek financial compensation for some of the damages and losses that you face. Some of the damages you have a legal right to seek compensation for include:
- Pain and suffering: Your family has the opportunity to seek compensation for any pain and suffering that your loved one endured prior to their passing. In addition, you can see compensation for the pain and suffering that your family has been forced to endure due to the unexpected loss.
- Loss of consortium: Experiencing the loss of a loved one can have an overwhelming impact on your familial relations. For this reason, the courts enable bereaved families to seek compensation for the loss of parental guidance, loss of companionship, loss of compassion, and the loss of other forms of consortium.
- Property damage: You have a legal right to seek compensation for any property damages resulting from the accident. This could be money that you could use to repair or replace the damaged vehicle.
Filing a wrongful death claim can help your family achieve compensation for these and other damages you face. Even though no amount of money can bring back your loved one, having the financial resources needed to cover these and other expenses and help you deal with some of the losses you face can help to reduce the stress associated with such a devastating situation. Seeking legal representation from a car accident lawyer right away can make all of the difference when it comes to your ability to maximize your recovery.
Our dedicated and compassionate legal team at Ted Greve & Associates is here to guide you through this difficult time. Our dedicated team offers support and expert advice every step of the way, ensuring that your rights are protected, and justice is served for your loved one. While no amount of compensation can bring them back, it can provide financial stability during a difficult time. With our decades of experience and compassionate approach, we are committed to helping families get the justice they deserve. Contact our personal injury law firm by calling (800) 693-7833 today for a free consultation and let us help you seek justice while you focus on healing and remembering your loved one’s legacy.