Gwinnett Car Accident Claims the Life of Emmanuel Marrero, Causes Critical Injuries to Carlos Bonilla; Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide
A motor vehicle occurring last Saturday evening on Hamilton Mill Parkway, near the intersection with Town Manor Court, in Gwinnett County has claimed the life of a Dacula teenager, and caused critical injury to another Dacula teenager. According to news reports, "18-year-old [Jason Polo of] Dacula..was speeding when his [1992 Honda Civic] left Hamilton Mill Parkway and hit a tree on the raised median Saturday evening, killing [18-year-old Emmanuel Marrero] and critically injuring [18-year-old Carlos Bonilla]." Mr. Polo has been "charged with vehicular homicide, serious injury by motor vehicle and reckless driving." Mr. Bonilla remains in critical condition at Gwinnett Medical Center.
Our law firm has been retained in many car accident cases such as this one to protect the interests of the injured parties. Given Mr. Polo's apparent criminal fault in causing this incident, he may also be held liable in a civil action for the wrongful death of Mr. Marrero and the injuries sustained by Mr. Bonilla. Mr. Marrero's family and Mr. Bonilla may be entitled to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. Any recovery, however, may ultimately depend upon the insurance coverage held by Mr. Polo. Because this coverage may be limited, and because of the fact intensive nature of this incident, it is critical that Mr. Bonilla, and the family of Mr. Marrero, act quickly to ensure that insurance coverage is not exhausted. Lawyers for victims will want to conduct an independent investigation into the cause of the accident, and this would need to be done before the scene is altered in any way.
Our personal injury and wrongful death law firm has recovered millions of dollars in Georgia for injured victims and families who have lost a loved one in car accidents such as this one. As such, we know firsthand how difficult and traumatic this experience may be for Mr. Bonilla and the family of Mr. Marrero. We extend our condolences, and offer our legal assistance if needed.