Pedestrian Dies in SR 7 Hit-and-Run Crash
Spanaway, WA (April 7, 2022) – On Thursday, a 22-year-old Tacoma man was fatally struck on State Route 7.
The collision happened before 1 a.m. south of the Roy Y wherein two vehicles struck the victim.
The Washington State Patrol says that two southbound cars were approaching Field Road East when the first vehicle struck the pedestrian. The driver of the first vehicle pulled over on the right shoulder.
Then, a second vehicle also struck the victim. The driver did not stop and continued southbound.
Officers are investigating this fatal incident.
Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our sympathies to the family of the person who was fatally struck on State Route 7. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
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Dealing with a loved one’s sudden and tragic death is indeed painful. It is certain that it would take a lot of time to recover from this loss.
However, the worst part to consider is when the death was a result of other people’s negligence.
That is why hiring a legal expert who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make during this time.
Moreover, it is helpful to know that each state has its own laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.
These people are those who are related to or depend financially on the person that died. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:
- Surviving spouses;
- Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership);
- Children of the deceased;
- Financial dependents, parents, minors under the care of the deceased;
- Personal representatives.
- These people can differ from state to state.
Reach out to our wrongful death lawyers if a loved one died in an incident similar to the SR 7 hit-and-run crash. Let us help you discover if you are eligible to file a case on behalf of your departed loved one.
With 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident that we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our legal experts are here to guide you during your legal battle.