Elderly people are sometimes prone to wandering dangerously. In today’s story from Fox 5 Atlanta, the story ended tragically for one elderly man in Kennesaw.
A 71-year-old was walking along New Salem Road when he was hit by a truck. The man was taken to a hospital when he died. No charges are expected to be filed. Why? The man was walking in the middle of the roadway rather than on the side of the road where he was supposed to be.
Accidents like these are painful for families. When people take risks, knowingly or not, it can lower or eliminate the chances for compensation. We hope that the family of the man is able to cover the final expenses of their relative.
Whenever an accident happens, fault has to be determined. Fault determines who pays whom and how much. Both insurance companies and the courts want to know the answer to this question for every accident claim placed to them. It’s up to lawyers to present each side’s case.
It’s also up to a lawyer to explain when someone’s actions make filing a lawsuit a waste of time. Sadly, not every case can get full compensation. However, you should always talk with a lawyer after your injury to see what you might be eligible. If you’ve been injured in an accident, call John Foy & Associates today for a free consultation.