Georgia Tech professor, Kurt Lang Frankel, Dies after Being Struck by Car While Riding Bike in Florida
Our law firm has learned of a tragic accident occurring Saturday in Northwest Florida that has claimed the life of a Georgia Tech assistant professor. Kurt Lang Frankel, 33, of Atlanta was killed last Saturday morning while riding a bicycle along the shoulder of U.S. 98 in South Walton County, Florida. According to reports, a Mercedez Benz C240 driven by Alexandra Alise Alford, 19, was driving on the outside lane and hit the back of Mr. Frankel's bicycle, knocking him from the bike. He was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital, where attempts to resuscitate him unfortunately, failed.
If Ms. Alford is found to have been at fault in causing this accident, Mr. Frankel's family may elect to pursue a civil lawsuit for the wrongful death of their family member. Given our firm's experience in these types of cases, we understand that the pursuit of a civil claim against the at-fault driver is certainly of little priority at this difficult time. It is important, however, that a competent law firm be retained quickly to ensure that any evidence relating to the incident remains preserved and that the family's interests are protected. We have too often seen evidence critical to a civil claim destroyed by adverse parties who take advantage of a grieving family, and we hope that such a circumstance does not occur in this matter.
We extend our sympathies to the family of Mr. Frankel, and offer our legal experience if needed.