The accident happened on the corner of Harvard Street NW and Georgia Avenue NW when the driver of a Dodge Ram made a right turn and hit the victim in the crosswalk. The victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but did not survive her injuries.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
We extend our condolences to the family of the woman killed; losing a loved one is a very difficult ordeal. Though the grief and pain feels paralyzing the family should contact a Virginia (VA) wrongful death lawyer. An experienced attorney will be able to help the family through their time of need as well as build a wrongful death claim. Pedestrian death cases are not cut and dry, it takes an attorney with a vast knowledge of pedestrian and crosswalk laws. Virginia and many other states follow these or similar legal rules: a pedestrian has the right-of-way when crossing a highway or street within any clearly marked crosswalk or at any regular pedestrian crossing at the end of a block; by the most direct route, at any intersection where the maximum speed limit is not more than 35 miles per hour. The pedestrian’s right-of-way begins on one side of the street and continues until he has completed his crossing in the crosswalk or at the regular pedestrian crossing. When a pedestrian has the right-of-way, the driver of the vehicle has a duty to change course, or slow down, or come to a complete stop, if necessary, to permit the pedestrian to cross safely and expeditiously. A pedestrian has a duty to use ordinary care to keep a lookout for motor vehicles. If a loved one has been killed or injured you may be eligible for compensation for your loss. Contact our firm for a private consultation with an experienced Virginia (VA) wrongful death lawyer to discuss your legal options.
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