Zagoria Law Files Lawsuit Over Death In Funeral Procession Car Wreck

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Zagoria Law, an Atlanta-based law firm specializing in personal injury cases, today announced it has filed a suit in the State Court of Dekalb County on behalf of its clients Bobby Patterson and his late wife, Nira Ann Patterson. The suit alleges that Daniel Wright, Lou Gregoire, Junior Flanigan, Fleabusters Pestex, and Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory are all culpable in the death of Nira Ann Patterson.

"It is now our duty to identify the parties at fault so they can take responsibility for their actions and the Patterson family can finally have peace," said Zagoria Law Founder and Principal David Zagoria.

Zagoria Law, an Atlanta-based law firm specializing in personal injury cases, today announced it has filed a suit in the State Court of Dekalb County, civil action file number 15A57096EZ, on behalf of its clients Bobby Patterson and his late wife, Nira Ann Patterson. The suit alleges that Daniel Wright, Lou Gregoire, Junior Flanigan, Fleabusters Pestex, and Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory are all culpable in the death of Nira Ann Patterson.

Bobby Patterson was driving in the last car of a funeral procession and Nira Ann Patterson was his passenger when the vehicle in which they were traveling was struck by a Fleabusters Pestex vehicle being driven by Daniel Wright. The suit alleges that Nira Ann Patterson died on the scene from injuries she sustained in the collision.

The suit further alleges that Defendant Gregoire, an off-duty police officer, was working for Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory at the time, directing and stopping traffic for the funeral procession. Allegedly, per the suit, Gregoire negligently ended the funeral procession escort prematurely, allowing an oncoming vehicle driven by Defendant Wright to enter the intersection at a high rate of speed, thereby wrongfully and negligently striking the car in which Patterson was a passenger.

“Nira Ann Patterson lost her life as a direct result of the negligent and illegal actions of the Defendants, and Bobby Patterson was forever deprived of the companionship of his wife,” said Zagoria Law Founder and Principal David Zagoria. “This tragedy could have been prevented if the Defendants had simply followed the law.”

Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory was also named as a defendant under the doctrine of respondeat superior as Junior Flanigan, the owner of Flanigan Funeral Home, was responsible for the organization and safety of the funeral procession.

“Zagoria Law seeks justice for the Patterson family,” said Zagoria. “Bobby Patterson was arrested by Gwinnett County police and accused of second degree vehicular homicide as a result of this collision. Fortunately, Gwinnett county Solicitor Rosanne Szabo dismissed the charges against Mr. Patterson. However, it is now our duty to identify the parties at fault so they can take responsibility for their actions and so the Patterson family can finally have peace.”

Nira Ann Patterson was eighty years old and is survived by her husband Bobby Patterson, her son Doug Dunagan and daughter Carol Denise Zappia.

About Zagoria Law
Zagoria Law is an Atlanta-based personal injury law firm dedicated to providing unyielding representation to our clients. Founder David Zagoria has more than 15 years of experience as a prosecutor and trial attorney litigating injury cases in State and Federal Courts throughout Georgia. Our focus on personal injury cases, specifically dog bites and serious injury related vehicle accidents, enables us to provide unparalleled service and dedication to our clients from the very beginning of their case until the end. For more information, please visit http://www.lawzagoria.com.

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