Thursday afternoon, a 14-year-old girl was tragically struck and killed by a van while she was riding her mini-bike near Empire Boulevard at Glenrose Circle in Southwest Atlanta. Authorities are still investigating the incident and have not decided whether to charge the driver of the van with any violations of Georgia law.
Drivers in Georgia have a duty to pedestrians and others around public roadways. Part of those duties include watching out for others and doing whatever may be reasonable to avoid striking another with their vehicle. Should the authorities find the driver of the van to have caused her death or to have been negligent in anyway, the family of this young girl may be able to pursue a wrongful death action on her behalf.
One of our personal injury attorneys may be able to help in a situation like this should you have any questions. As always, the consultation is free and confidential.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.