When someone makes a mistake, they have to be held accountable. Whether they caused a crash intentionally or unintentionally, it’s important that they are held responsible for the collision and any pain and suffering that is caused.
Take for example this case in Georgia. The district attorney-elect has been indicted, according to a Nov. 5 report, for a crash that led to damage to the local Civic Center. He was also indicted on charges of causing serious injuries to a woman when he hit her vehicle in Nov. 2019. In one of the two cases, the man and his four co-defendants were accused of performing car tricks and causing over $300,000 in damage to the parking lot.
In the case involving the woman, he was charged with a DUI. He now faces a felony DUI for that pending case. It’s claimed that he had refused to take any sobriety tests when he was requested to do so by the police at the scene.
A victim of a crash has rights that need to be protected
Victims of crashes deserve to be respected and to be treated well after what they’ve been through. Those who have caused harm to them or their loved ones should be held accountable. If you are hurt by someone, then you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against them, even if a criminal case is not pending. It’s also important to understand that you have these rights no matter who the other party may be.
As a victim of a crash, you deserve the support that you need to move forward. Steven Morgan is a local attorney who looks out for his clients. He’s available to talk today at 912-289-0640.