Lynnwood, WA (August 5, 2021) - A man was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle in the Lynnwood area on Tuesday, August 3.
The fatal crash occurred near the 16900 block of 13th Avenue W. at around 1:40 a.m. that morning. A pickup truck reportedly hit two pedestrians on the roadway. Both victims were in their 20s and had life-threatening injuries.
One of the injured parties was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center while the other was transported to Harborview Medical Center. The first victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The 64-year-old woman driving the pickup reportedly stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
The identities of the involved pirates have not been disclosed at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Washington
You have legal rights as a pedestrian. Even though pedestrians have the same right to the road as any other driver, automobiles continue to play a role in the high incidence of pedestrian deaths. For a number of reasons, many Seattle residents choose to walk, but data show that this is not always the safest form of transportation.
Pedestrian deaths continue to rise year after year, despite a national reduction in passenger car fatalities. Walkers are a part of life in Seattle, whether you live in the city or out in the country, and drivers have a responsibility to all road users, including pedestrians.
A family member may be entitled to file a wrongful death case against the responsible party if a loved one dies as a result of someone else's negligence. Car accidents, medical negligence, and nursing facility mistreatment are all examples of instances where wrongful death claims might be filed. Getting the remuneration you deserve on your own might be difficult.
In the instance of wrongful death, the victim's family or estate may make a claim for compensation under Washington state law for the damages they have incurred as a result of the death of a family member. A knowledgeable Washington personal injury attorney can help you ensure that you meet all of the standards for a successful claim.
If you feel your loved one died as a result of someone else's carelessness, you should speak with a Seattle wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible following the death. At Dore Law Group, we will fight to preserve your legal rights and interests at every stage of the legal process, and our years of expertise will enable us to help you put together a compelling legal argument on your side. An investigation into a family member's death should be conducted, and those involved should be held accountable.
If you or a loved one has been killed in a pedestrian accident, call our offices right away at 253-236-3888 to talk with a knowledgeable pedestrian accident lawyer in Washington.
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