As a man was walking on Christmas Eve, he was struck by a vehicle and died from his injuries. The pedestrian pedestrian accident happened in Marietta, Georgia during the evening hours on Thursday. According to the Cobb County police, 36-year-old Michael M. Mills was attempting to cross the intersection of Austell and Pat Mell roads when a vehicle traveling southbound on Austell struck him. The vehicle, a 2001 BMW 525i, was being driven by 20-year-old Jacob A. Black. Mills was transported by ambulance to the hospital where the medical staff pronounced him dead. Police stated that Mills was utilizing a crosswalk, but was not obeying the traffic signal for pedestrians. It is unknown if Black is being charged for the accident.
Nearly 5,000 individuals are killed in pedestrian accidents annually, and negligent driving is typically to blame. Distracted driving, fatigued driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are the cause of thousands of pedestrian accidents. Losing a loved one is one of the most devastating events in a person’s life, and discovering that the death could have been prevented is tragic. While the last thing most grieving families are concerned with is recovering compensation for their loved ones accident, you owe it to yourself to hold the at-fault driver responsible for your loss. It is important to seek the legal advice of a personal injury attorney to determine how to move forward with obtaining justice.
The experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will support you with compassion during the difficult time of losing a loved one. Our attorneys will work diligently to recover compensation for your damages in the form of medical costs, funeral expenses, loss of economic support, and mental anguish. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one, in a pedestrian accident, contact us to determine if you have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death case.