Cobb County News
Two teenagers where struck while in the crosswalk in front of Wheeler High School March 9, 2019. According to Fox5Atlanta.com, “[Malik] Spellman was one of two teenagers in the crosswalk in front of Wheeler High School around 7 p.m…[a]s the individuals crossed into the northbound lanes, they were both struck.” The news story reports “[the teens] were both transported to the hospital one with serious injuries. The other with life-threatening injuries.” WSBtv.com is reporting that one teen has been released from the hospital but “[Mr.] Spellman remains in a hospital and his medical bills are starting to pile up.”
Media outlets report the driver has been identified and any charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this incident continue to develop, and if the driver is found to be at fault, Malik Spellman may elect to file civil claims for his injuries. In addition, any other victim in the accident may elect to file civil claims for their injuries.
Based upon its experience and success handling pedestrian claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the Mr. Spellman 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 of Georgia 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 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.
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