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Hit-and-run car accident results in teen's death in Georgia

Vehicle collisions are a common occurrence, but the outcomes of crashes have unique impacts. As a result, the individuals affected may have specific options that relate to their car accident that could help them handle negative outcomes. In many cases, information on civil claims options may help individuals determine whether legal action could suit their circumstances. 

Multiple individuals may be looking into such options after a recent Georgia crash. Reports stated that the incident involved an SUV and a car that were both heading south on an interstate roadway. Details on how the crash occurred were not given, but the wreck caused the SUV to flip. The other vehicle did not remain on the scene of the accident, but at the time of the report, the driver of that car had been found.

The crash caused a passenger in the SUV to suffer fatal injuries. He was reported as being 17 years old. Four other individuals in that vehicle were transported from the scene with injuries. Both drivers involved were under the age of 18, and it was noted that charges are pending against the driver who left the scene. 

The family of the teenager killed in this accident,  along with parents of any seriously injured juveniles, may wish to consider their legal options. Wrongful death and personal injury claims could be warranted due to the circumstances of this car accident. Funeral expenses, medical bills, and pain and suffering could all be allowable damages for which they could seek compensation. Gaining additional information from experienced Georgia attorneys could help them better understand their options and the potential outcomes.

Source: 11alive.com, "Teen identified as victim in fatal GA 400 hit-and-run crash", Adrianne Haney, March 23, 2017

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