An accident involving a vehicle and an e-scooter killed a young man, early Friday morning, May 17, 2019. According to Atlanta.Curbed.com, “[a]board a[n]…e-scooter, 20-year-old Eric Amis, Jr. was leaving the parking lot of the West Lake MARTA Station when he was struck by a Cadillac SUV and subsequently died.” AJC.com is reporting, “[t]he driver of the SUV advised that she attempted to avoid the male on the scooter but was unable to do so in time.” According to the report, prior to this accident, “local authorities had not reported any deaths related to electric scooters.”
The incident remains under investigation and charges have not been determined according to the media report.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and depending on who is deemed to be at fault, the family of Eric Amis, Jr. may elect to file civil claims for their loss. Based upon its experience and success handling pedestrian accident cases, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the family of Eric Amis, Jr. should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the vehicles and roadways involved and a review of traffic surveillance footage will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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