Streets in Washington are meant for motor vehicles, bicyclists and also pedestrians. A person driving a vehicle needs to be aware of this fact and keep a watchful eye for other people using the roads. Sometimes due to negligence of a person a car accident may be caused. If a pedestrian is involved in an accident, it may be prove to be fatal to the person. This accident may also cause death of the person. Recently, a woman while crossing the street met with an accident and dead on the spot.
According to news reports, the woman was trying to cross the street, when she was struck by an unknown car in the area of US-97 and S. Wapato Road. Troopers found the body of 41-year-old woman at the intersection, according to reports. The driver of the car that hit and killed her fled from the scene and Troopers are still investigating the case.
A person injured in an accident does not only have to face pain due to the injuries, but also has to deal with mental trauma, medical expenses and loss of pay. In case of a wrongful death, the family may have to deal with the loss of companionship along with pain and suffering. The family may also have to pay for the medical expenditures occurred for the loved one.
The family of the loved one may claim compensation for the liable driver. The family may claim for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, mental trauma and other related expenses from the driver. The family may take help of a legal professional to claim compensation.
The professional may help the family in collecting medical records and other evidence to show that the accident happened due to the negligence of the driver, due to which the person passed away. The professional may also help the family get a reasonable compensation for the losses suffered by them.