The family of a man who was run over and killed in 2017 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Tuscaloosa.

80 year old Thomas Edmond Hammond was walking in downtown Tuscaloosa when he was hit by a car driven by Robert Monfore.

Monfore has passed away, Hammond's family is seeking compensation from Monfore's estate.

Tuscaloosa attorney Josh Hayes is representing Hammond's family. Hayes told WVUA TV that he wants to send a message to downtown drivers.

This case should go to trial within a year.