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Negligent Truck Driver? Semi-Truck Runs Red Light, Kills Edgar Mazariego, Injures Carmen Mazariego and Daughter in Kingsland, GA

On Wednesday, November 2, Denny Taylor failed to stop at a red light and hit a Toyota Prius as it turned left. The collision occurred at State Highway 40 and the I-95 southbound ramp. Edgar Mazeriego, Carmen Mazariego, and their daughter were rushed to the hospital. Edgar Mazaeriego was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Surveillance video captured the incident, and it was clear that Denny Taylor had run a red light. He was charged with one count of second-degree vehicular homicide. Edgar Mazeriego was a father of five children.

Steps to Take in Litigating a Truck Accident Case:

Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced truck accident lawyer in Charleston, represents victims injured or killed in semi-truck accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents.

  1. Preserve and collect evidence. This includes gathering all relevant information about the accident, such as dash cam footage, witness statements, photographs, and police reports. You should also get medical attention as soon as possible and keep all of your medical records.

  2. Hire an attorney. An experienced truck accident attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options, and they will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

  3. Investigate the accident. Your attorney will investigate the accident to determine who was at fault. This may involve interviewing witnesses, reviewing police reports, and obtaining expert testimony.

  4. Negotiate a settlement. In many cases, truck accident cases can be resolved through a negotiated settlement. This means that you and the other party agree on a sum of money that will compensate you for your losses.

  5. File a lawsuit. If you are unable to reach a settlement, you may need to file a lawsuit. This is a more complex process, but it can be necessary if the other party is not willing to compensate you fairly.

If you have been injured in a trucking accident, an experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.

Anyone may contact our attorneys for a free consultation at (843) 804-0428 or (678) 641-9054 or by email at info@mickelsendalton.com.


Past results are not a guarantee of future results. The information contained in this post is from news articles and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct or remove this post upon request. The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice.

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