Charlotte Pate, a native of Boones Mill, Virginia (VA), was hit and killed by a dump truck while standing behind the 1970 GMC when it unexpectedly rolled backward. The fatal accident occurred on June 24, 2012.
Our deepest condolences go out to the Pate family. This was a senseless accident that police continue to investigate.
The Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyers' Perspective
The Pate family may have grounds to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver of the dump truck and the company that owns the vehicle. Their legal options will depend partly on whether the driver was working at the time of the accident.
Potentially Helpful Info
Our firm publishes a guide for families and loved ones who have suddenly lost a loved one in an accident. We believe it can be a helpful resource to those individuals during a very difficult time.
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