Gainesville recorded another fatality following a traffic accident. The crash, which involved a motorcycle in Gainesville, occurred on Tuesday morning, September 28th. The primary cause of the accident wasn’t immediately released.
However, a news report disclosed that Charles Randall Dunagan, 70, passed away after wrecking his Harley-Davidson on Lawson Robinson Road in northwest Hall County. The preliminary investigation showed that the victim was southbound on Lawson Robinson Road near Joseph Road on his motorcycle in Gainesville. The 2004 Harley-Davidson XL 833 Sportster left the roadway, traveled back onto it, and crashed.
At about 2 a.m., deputies with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit arrived at the scene after a single-vehicle crash report. The Hall County Fire Services personnel were also part of the first responders, and they transported Dunagan to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The investigation remains active.
In Georgia, the same law that applies to car drivers applies to motorcycle riders. As such, a motorcyclist must obey all traffic rules and regulations and uphold safety standards to avoid an accident. But unfortunately, no matter how careful a person is, accidents are bound to happen.
When they do, the responding law enforcement agency investigates and identifies the fault driver. Then, under the Georgia fault-based compensation rules, the responsible party compensates the victim for the harm they suffered. Liability, in this context, covers injuries, vehicle damages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, etc. To receive this compensation, the victim has to file an insurance claim against the fault driver’s insurer or a lawsuit before a competent court.
Winning, in either case, requires the expertise of a lawyer. At Calvin Smith Law, we have the best Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys. So contact us today to learn how we can help you.