Man Dies While Changing Tire on the Perimeter
Anyone who has driven on the Perimeter knows how dangerous it can be to stop on the shoulder. Atlanta drivers aren’t particularly safe. Speeding is very common especially on the interstates, and many places on I-285 aren’t safe to pull over onto the shoulder. Accidents on I-285 happen every day.
Unfortunately, in an accident on the 3rd a man lost his life while on the side of the road. He was changing a tire just at the start of the afternoon rush hour. Another vehicle hit him and killed him at the scene. The driver did stop, fortunately, to give a police report.
It’s a tragic accident that will be a part of the driver’s life for the remainder of his days. However, the driver may have more than just bad memories to contend with. The police could bring further charges against him. Also, if the victim has family then they could file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death suits are used to help recover from the financial loss of someone who has died, as well as to cover funeral expenses and to settle any final debts.
If you have had a family member killed by someone else in an accident, call the law offices of Stokes & Kopitsky. Our lawyers will compassionately listen to your case and advise you of your legal options. Our number is at the top of the page. If you have no one else to turn to, we can help.