Early 2012 reports state that Gould, the pedestrian, may have been at fault for the accident. Police confirmed that “pedestrian in the roadway” was a contributing factor in the accident. Head may not have faced any charges had he stayed at the scene.

Irrespective of fault, Head was still obligated to stop and report the incident. Head is being charged with a hit and run felony. He was released hours after his arrest on a $10,000 bond.

Holding Hit and Run Drivers Accountable

Hit and run drivers can be charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime if/when they are caught; they may also be responsible for damages in a civil case. If a driver is found responsible for an accident in which a pedestrian was injured or killed, the victim or the victim’s family may be able to file a claim against the driver to recover damages, such as the following.

  • Medical bills
  • Lost benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses. 

If you or your loved one was seriously injured in a pedestrian hit and run accident, speak to an attorney about your legal options. For legal help in Atlanta or the surrounding areas, contact the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz at 404-474-0804.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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