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washington wrongful death claim | Seattle Personal Injury & Accident Blog

What are the Rights of Hit-and-Run Victims?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on May 30, 2013

A 34-year-old man was killed in a recent Seattle car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to The News Tribune, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred near 12th Avenue and South Dearborn Street. Officials believe the man was struck and dragged by the motor vehicle before being left in the street. Investigators are trying to determine who was responsible for the crash.

The family of someone killed in a Seattle pedestrian accident can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver to receive compensation for their tragic losses. A successful claim can result in compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income and a number of other damages. This is not possible, however, when the at-fault driver flees the scene of the crash. Read the rest »

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