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Richmond 9-Year-Old is Victim of Hit and Run

What Happened

An investigation has been launched by Richmond Police to find a hit and run driver that struck and seriously injured a 9-year-old girl as she crossed the street.  According to the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Police when emergency personnel arrived on the scene they quickly determined the little girl was in critical condition and rushed her to VCU Medical Center. The accident occurred in the 300 block of West Charity Street near Hickory Street at a four way stop. Police believe the vehicle is a cream colored, older model Chevy Malibu.

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The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

As a parent I know that anytime your child is injured it is serious.  As a Virginia (VA) personal injury attorney I know that being prepared to handle this situation will help ensure you and your family receive proper compensation to help cover any large medical bills, permanent scarring or brain damage to your child. Child injuries are different than adult injuries. With an injury to a child it may not be as straightforward as one surgery; their bodies are still growing and not fully developed, which can lead to additional surgeries down the road. The knowledge surrounding what types of injuries were suffered and the recovery process is essential to determining a possible claim.

The parents or guardians of the injured child should speak with a Virginia (VA) personal injury lawyer to discuss their legal options. The fact that the at-fault driver is facing criminal charges does not prevent the family from pursuing justice through a civil claim.  The injured child’s parents may be entitled to compensation for the child’s past, present, and future medical expenses. Depending on how serious the child is injured, the cost of the child’s medical care can be significant. Accidents involving fragile young children can easily lead to debilitating injuries or even death, causing heart-wrenching pain and robbing a child of a chance at a healthy life. When choosing a Virginia (VA) personal injury lawyer, make sure to choose a lawyer with a proven track record of success; below you can check out a few our case results:

$21 Million Settlement for Child’s Brain Injury Caused When Truck Rear-Ended Virginia Beach Family’s Car

Pedestrians Struck by Automobile Recover $540,000

Virginia Beach Hit and Run Car Wreck Settled for $225,000

Potentially Helpful Info:

Our firm published an in-depth legal guide on what to do when you’re child has been seriously injured in Virginia (VA). Read it here.

Have Questions?

Read these FAQs discussing why you should obtain legal counsel when you are the victim in a traffic accident.

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