In an update to a previous post concerning a hit and run diver that struck and a 17-year-old man, the police have identified the owner of the vehicle in the hit and run incident: Edgar Pena-Fernandez. Pena-Fernandez, of Lawrenceville, is wanted for questioning regarding his vehicle and its involvement in the incident. Although no charges are currently pending, maybe this investigation will lead to capture and prosecution of the responsible party. At that point, the family and loved one’s of the victims involved should consider bringing a civil suit against the perpetrator to help with the onerous financial burdens that arise when someone is killed in such a reckless and negligent manner. If for nothing else, it should be pursued in order to deter the at fault party from such conduct in the future.
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 in 2017, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys.