Police say that a driver lost control of a Ford Mustang outside of a car wash in Sandy Springs, crashed into the building and killed a man inside of it. The accident happened around 5 p.m. on Feb. 14. Hours after the accident, authorities were taking photographs of the scene to determine if the crash was an accident.
The person who was hit was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta before being pronounced dead. Police were not releasing any information about the person who was killed, and there was also no word as to whether the driver of the vehicle would be charged in the crash.
Family members of an individual who loses his or her life in a fatal car accident may wish to take legal action against the driver who caused the crash. A personal injury attorney may be able to help make sure that the case is filed in a timely manner to avoid any statutes of limitation coming into play. An attorney may also be able to help a family get the compensation that they are entitled to after a family member's wrongful death.
It may be possible to get compensation to pay for future lost earnings that others may have depended on to pay their bills. Punitive damages may also be awarded to account for the driver's negligence in causing the accident. Even if a driver doesn't face criminal charges, it may still be possible to establish that the driver is financially liable for the accident. To increase the odds of the case being settled in a timely manner, it may be possible to resolve the case through a settlement outside of court.
Source: WSBTV, "Driver loses control of car, fatally strikes person inside car wash," Feb. 14, 2015