A local Marietta man was killed on the evening of December 19, 2015 when he was hit by a car. Robert C. Smith, a 65 year-old-resident of Marietta, Georgia, was killed when a grey Infiniti G35 traveling on Powder Springs Road hit him. Smith was transported to a local hospital after the collision where he was pronounced dead. Police have not released any information on who was at fault. Pedestrian accidents are serious events that can cause life-changing injuries and result in death. Whenever a pedestrian accident takes place, it is important that the injured person or his or her loved ones speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. There are important steps that should be taken immediately after a pedestrian accident. One of the most important is conducting a thorough investigation to determine who was at fault. Any investigation should include interviewing witnesses and inspecting the accident scene. In serious cases where liability is in dispute, the services of an accident reconstructionist may be required.
Another important step after a pedestrian accident is notifying all potential insurance companies that may be responsible for paying the damages. A lot of people do not realize that their uninsured motorist coverage may provide coverage for their damages if they are injured in a pedestrian accident. In Georgia, uninsured motorist coverage applies if the at-fault driver is uninsured or has insurance that is not enough to cover all of the injured or deceased person's damages.
As this accident highlights, it is important for both motorists and pedestrians to always be alert when traveling on or near the roadways. Pedestrian accidents can have serious consequences, and unfortunately in this case, someone lost their life.