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Distracted driver believed to cause wrongful death of road worker

In Marietta and throughout Georgia, when there is a car accident, the situation with distracted driving has grown so prevalent that there is an immediate question as to whether a driver was using a cellphone. This does not necessarily mean talking on the phone. Given the number of ways in which people can use a device today and misguided attempts to multitask, it has grown notoriously easy to be distracted behind the wheel. At significant risk are pedestrians and road workers. Being hit by a vehicle can cause severe injuries and death. The families of those who have lost their lives in a crash should be aware of their right to seek compensation by discussing a case with Marietta, Georgia, wrongful death lawyers.

A woman was arrested after she hit an inmate on work-released with her vehicle. The incident occurred at about 9:45 a.m. The inmate was 22. He and a group of other inmates were working on the road at the time of the accident. He was holding a sign to warn drivers that they should slow down or stop as work was being done. He had spent five months on work detail. The driver of the vehicle, 44, remained at the site of the crash. According to law enforcement, she was distracted by her phone when she hit the man. She was arrested for several charges including distracted driving and vehicular homicide.

When there is a fatal accident, the family left behind will want answers. There will be funeral costs, the lost contribution to the family, a loss of companionship and much more. The emotional impact of a fatal accident can be long-lasting and will have a severe effect on the family's life. When the crash is due to a distracted driver or because the driver was violating another law, this will be important if a lawsuit is considered. Having legal assistance to navigate the terrain of a lawsuit is key to a case.

A 22-year-old man who was incarcerated and working with other inmates on a road was hit by a distracted driver. Even though he was an inmate and working on work-release, he and his family still have the right to seek compensation in a wrongful death case. Because the woman was already arrested for distracted driving, there is a strong foundation to file a lawsuit. Speaking to an attorney can be beneficial when moving forward with a case.

Source: wsbtv.com, "Woman was on her phone when she hit, killed inmate, police say," Tony Thomas, May 9, 2018

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