On behalf of Berkshire Ginsberg, LLC posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013.
A heart breaking hit and run crash in a nearby community left a 6-year-old girl dead and her 10-year-old sister injured. The girls were playing in leaves near the road when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver. The 6-year old girl died at the scene of the accident and the 10-year old girl was taken by helicopter to the hospital. Police are continuing to search for the driver. Hit and run accidents are serious for many reasons. These accidents can lead to severe injuries and fatalities and the circumstances may present unexpected challenges for the victims and their families both financially and emotionally. When the victim suffers serious injury in a hit and run accident, they may be able to file a personal injury claim to help pay for the cost of the medical expenses. In a personal injury claim, the victim, or their family if they were killed, can also ask to be compensated for the pain and suffering they endured. Families that have suffered the loss of a loved one in a hit and run accident can bring a wrongful death claim to recover damages. It is important for both victims and the families to note that even if the hit and run driver is not identified, options to receive compensation may still be available. In some cases, the victim’s own insurance may cover the expenses under the underinsured or uninsured clauses. It is important that victims receive the help they need following a hit and run accident. An experienced legal professional will help ensure that the victim’s rights are protected. Source: Fox 12 Oregon, “Girls playing in leaves struck by car; 6-year-old killed,” Oct. 21, 2013