Atlanta, GA (October 08, 2018) – A 58-year-old woman was struck this evening while riding her moped near the Georgia Institute of Technology downtown.
The accident took place near the intersection of Tech Parkway NW and Luckie Street NW. She was on North Avenue headed west when she was struck by a car believed to be a black sedan. The suspect fled the scene immediately. The woman was in critical condition and taken to nearby Grady Hospital.
No description of the suspect has been released, nor has the woman’s name. The investigation into this matter is still ongoing and no arrests have been made.
Georgia Hit And Run
The legal ramifications for the perpetrator of a hit and run are vastly more severe than those of a standard car accident. Fleeing the scene of an accident will most likely result in both civil and criminal consequences. Being in possession of a valid driver’s license means that you have agreed to certain responsibilities while you are behind the wheel of a car. In terms of an accident, you are required by law to exchange information with the other driver or drivers involved, possibly calling the police if the accident was severe enough to warrant it, and absolutely call the police if anyone is injured and staying with them until help arrives.
All of these actions are only possible if the driver stops at the scene of the accident. To flee the scene is to eschew every rule of the road involving participation in an accident. In addition to the traditional ingredients that make up a standard personal injury or personal property damage lawsuit, hit and runs will also include something known as punitive damages. Punitive damages are expressly designed to punish and deter “bad behavior”. That is, behavior that goes against the basic moral code we all agree to in order to function as a society. The greater the sin, the greater the punitive damage. The offender will also face criminal charges as well.
If you have been the victim of a hit and run accident you need to retain counsel immediately. The staff here at the Nye Law Group is here to do just that. After being the victim of a hit and run you need someone with knowledge of the law to help you protect your rights and interests. Let us assist you in figuring out the best way to make sure you are compensated for everything that you have been through.
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Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.