On behalf of Roeder, Cochran, Phillips, PLLC posted in personal injury on Thursday, June 13, 2019.
Much has been said about the danger pedestrians in Virginia face as they are on the road and crossing the street. However, people who adhere to the rules, walk in crosswalks and try to make sure they are safe expect to avoid being in a pedestrian-auto accident. Unfortunately, that is not always enough and frequently people are injured and lose their lives in these crashes. Since pedestrians do not have any protection, they are enormously vulnerable to injuries and death in a pedestrian accident. For people who have been hurt and families who are suffering after the loss of a loved one in this type of crash, one of the few options they have for closure is to file a lawsuit to be compensated.
A 65-year-old woman who was crossing the street in the crosswalk was hit by a car and killed. The accident happened at around 10:30 p.m. Emergency responders were called to the scene and found that a man, 75, driving a 2019 Buick sedan had hit the woman. The street where the woman was crossing does not have a traffic signal, but she was at the intersection and crossing legally. No charges have been filed against the driver. The investigation is continuing.
When there is a fatal auto accident, the family who must pick up the pieces will have many questions. They will want to know why the accident occurred and what could have been done to prevent it. With a pedestrian accident, this is compounded, especially when the person was adhering to the law and common sense for safety. Because there are so many considerations – funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost contributions – it is wise for the family to avoid accepting a settlement an insurance company might offer and discuss their case with an experienced attorney.
In this accident, a woman who was crossing the street was hit by a car and killed. Although the driver has yet to be charged, the investigation is continuing. It is imperative that the family left behind make certain they are protected and all the evidence from the case is accrued for a legal filing. A law firm that has experience in motor vehicle accidents will know how to gather information and take the necessary steps to file a case for compensation.