Woodstock, GA (January 11, 2024) – One teen was fatally injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday evening in Woodstock. At around 8:15 p.m. on January 9, emergency officials were summoned to the scene of a major crash on Towne Lake Parkway. Reports from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office show that a motor vehicle accident took place on the roadway near Towne Lake Hills East. As a result of the collision, a Mazda6 left the roadway and struck a tree in the center median.
An 18-year-old involved in the accident, identified as Esteban Cortez-Rendon, was killed instantly as a result of the crash. Four additional victims, including the 17-year-old driver, were all injured in the crash. The victims were transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for emergency treatment. At this time, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. We hope all of the injured victims make a timely recovery following this accident.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Esteban Cortez-Rendon.
Fatal Car Accidents in Georgia
Fatal automobile accidents take place every day in Georgia. Unfortunately, these accidents have overwhelming consequences for families. After losing a loved one, many families struggle mentally and emotionally. To make matters even worse, they often face significant financial burdens. When victims lose their lives due to negligence, families may be able to pursue legal action for compensation.
Georgia follows a Modified Comparative Fault system, which is crucial in determining liability and damages in personal injury cases. Under this legal framework, an injured party can seek compensation as long as their own fault does not exceed 50%. In other words, if an individual is found to be 49% or less responsible for an accident, they can still recover damages proportionate to the other party’s degree of fault. However, if the injured party’s fault is deemed to be 50% or more, they are not able to recover any compensation for the resulting damages. It’s important to note that even when eligible for compensation, the damages awarded are reduced by the injured party’s percentage of fault.
Working with a dedicated legal team can provide you with the best chance of protecting your rights. A skilled wrongful death attorney will guide you through the legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected and fighting tirelessly for the compensation that you deserve. During such a difficult time, having a strong advocate by your side can provide much-needed support and peace of mind. Contact a wrongful death lawyer today to begin seeking justice for your loved one’s untimely passing.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we have the utmost empathy for those who have gone through this tragedy, and we are here to help seek justice for your family. Through our experienced attorneys’ aggressive representation, we will fight to get you maximum compensation so that you can focus on healing with your loved ones. We offer free consultations and are ready to assist you at (800) 693-7833. Let our fearless personal injury lawyers handle the legal aspects while you take care of yourself and your family during this difficult time. Together, we can work toward closure and justice for your loss.