North Augusta, SC News
A motor vehicle accident involving a bicycle tragically claimed a life Monday morning, May 27, 2019. According to the AugustaChronicle.com, “George Batten was riding a bicycle east in the 400 block of Bergen Road around 7 a.m. when he was hit from behind by a 2013 Kia.” NorthAugustaStar.comis reporting, “The driver of the vehicle…has been identified and is being charged with driving too fast for conditions.”
Our Legal Take
As the details of this incident continue to develop, George Batten’s family may elect to file civil claims for his wrongful death seeking subtantial compensation. Based upon its experience and success handling cycling and pedestrian claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Mr. Batten’s family should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect his interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims and their families of Georgia cycling and pedestrian accidents such as this one. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.
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