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13-Year-Old Girl Fatally Struck In Pedestrian Accident [Worcester, MA]

13-Year-Old Girl Fatally Struck in Pedestrian Accident [Worcester, MA]

On behalf of posted in car accidents on Monday July 1, 2024

On Friday afternoon, a 13-year-old girl was fatally struck in a pedestrian accident in Worcester, Massachusetts. This heartbreaking incident occurred on the 300 block of Belmont Street, where Worcester police were dispatched around 2:30 p.m. following a report of a pedestrian crash. Upon arrival, officers found the young girl and the Acura that had struck her.

The girl sustained severe injuries and was promptly transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Despite the efforts of medical personnel, she was tragically pronounced dead upon arrival. Initial investigations by the police revealed that the Acura’s driver was traveling west on Belmont Street when the girl attempted to cross the street, leading to the fatal collision.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, and no charges have been filed against the driver of the Acura. As this process continues, the family of the young victim faces immense grief and an array of challenges. In such distressing times, understanding the types of compensation available for victims and their families is crucial.

When a pedestrian accident results in a fatality, the victim’s family may be entitled to various forms of compensation. These compensations are designed to cover several areas of financial and emotional loss:

  1. Medical Expenses: Any medical costs incurred before the victim’s death, including emergency services and hospital bills, can be claimed.
  2. Funeral and Burial Costs: The funeral and burial services expenses can be compensated to ease the financial burden on the family.
  3. Loss of Future Earnings: If the victim contributed financially to the household or was expected to in the future, compensation for lost potential earnings might be pursued.
  4. Pain and Suffering: This type of compensation addresses the emotional trauma and loss experienced by the victim’s family.
  5. Loss of Consortium: Families may be compensated for the loss of companionship and support that the victim provided.

Navigating the legal complexities of obtaining such compensation can be overwhelming, especially during mourning. This is where the expertise of Dane Shulman Attorneys becomes invaluable.

At Dane Shulman Attorneys, we understand the profound impact such a tragedy can have on a family. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal support to ensure that victims’ families receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

  1. Thorough Investigation: We conduct an independent and thorough investigation to gather all necessary evidence. This includes reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with accident reconstruction experts if needed.
  2. Legal Guidance and Support: Our attorneys offer clear and compassionate guidance throughout the legal process, ensuring that families understand their rights and options.
  3. Negotiation and Litigation: Whether through negotiation or litigation, we are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. We handle all interactions with insurance companies and other parties to relieve the family of additional stress.
  4. Maximizing Compensation: We work diligently to ensure that all aspects of the family’s loss are considered, aiming to secure maximum compensation to support them during this difficult time.

Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for our clients. This approach allows families to focus on healing while we handle the legal intricacies.

The tragic incident in Worcester underscores the importance of pedestrian safety and the devastating consequences of accidents. While no amount of compensation can truly alleviate the pain of losing a loved one, it can provide essential support and a sense of justice for the grieving family.

Legal DisclaimerThe content provided in this post is for informational purposes exclusively and should not be interpreted as legal or medical counsel. If you or someone close to you has experienced an accident, we strongly advise seeking prompt medical assistance. Furthermore, please note that the visual content featured herein is for illustrative purposes solely and does not depict the actual accident scene

Source: NBC Boston

The map below shows the 300 block of Belmont Street where the unfortunate accident happened


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