Marietta, GA (March 3, 2023) – A local man was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Marietta on Friday morning, March 3.
The deadly accident was reported on Austell Road near Hurt Road early that morning. It was reported that 53-year-old Filiberto Ramirez-Hernandez was crossing at the intersection when he was hit by a 2007 Mercedes Benz CLK350 driven by 39-year-old Dain Hines of Atlanta. The impact caused Ramirez-Hernandez to fly across the intersection.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Wellster Cobb Hospital. The man was later pronounced dead. Hines also complained of injuries but was not hospitalized.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Georgia Fatal Pedestrian Crashes
The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety reports that between 2000 and 2008, 18,383 pedestrians were hurt, and 1,390 more lost their lives in car accidents. Accidents involving pedestrians can happen for a variety of reasons, but driver irresponsibility is the main cause of these incidents. Nonetheless, injured pedestrians may have the right to file a claim against the responsible party and request damages compensation.
In Georgia, there are two types of negligent death claims. The first is a typical wrongful death claim made by the decedent’s survivors (children, parents, or other legal heirs), and it aims to recover the full value of the decedent’s life from the decedent’s perspective. This covers both physical losses, like the decedent’s pleasure of life as well as intangibles, such as economic harm, like the decedent’s projected lifetime earnings. These things are decided by the jury. Georgia does not factor in the grieving of the decedent’s remaining relatives when determining these components, but there is no standard formula. If you want to see if you are able to file a claim, it is advised you talk with an attorney with the right experience.
Our top concern at Monge & Associates has always been supporting families who lost a loved one as a result of another party’s carelessness. Our lawyers assist the surviving family members in bringing a claim against the negligent parties following a fatal accident in order to receive fair compensation. If someone else’s negligence caused a family member to pass away, you should not be obligated to pay their funeral expenses or any other accident-related expenses. Call our offices at 888-688-1924 to arrange a free consultation with a Marietta wrongful death attorney.
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