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Huntington, VA - Pedestrian Killed on North Kings Highway

Blaszkow Legal, PLLC May 24, 2024

Fairfax County PoliceHuntington, Fairfax County, Va - A deadly pedestrian crash happened just after midnight in the Huntington area of Alexandria, within Fairfax County. This happened on North Kings Highway and Huntington Park Drive, just outside of the "the Courts" apartment community and the Huntington Metro Station.

Fairfax County Police said the crash happened just after 1:00 a.m. The case was referred to the Crash Reconstruction Unit for processing and investigation.

The pedestrian who was struck died on the scene.

The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene, and was ultimately arrested by police. No statement was to whether the driver was driving under the influence, or what charges the arrest was for.

Neither the name of the pedestrian, nor the driver of the car, have been released at this time.

The attorneys and staff at Blaszkow Legal extend our sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased pedestrian..

Pedestrian Car Accidents in Fairfax County

Pedestrian accidents seem to be happening with alarming frequency not just in Alexandria and Fairfax County, but throughout Virginia. A pedestrian accident, especially a fatal one, tears of family apart. Blaszkow Legal has dedicated our practice to trying to get some measure of justice for the family of deceased individuals. Of course, no amount of money can compensate a family for the loss of a loved one, but it can be some solace to hold the negligent party responsible.

In any pedestrian accident, it is extremely vital to begin investigating right away. The police department will conduct their own criminal investigation, as in this incident. However, the police investigation is somewhat one-sided in that they are only looking for information about a subject's guilt. A civil investigation also has to be undertaken, because Criminal Courts and Civil Courts have very different standards. In a criminal court, it generally does not matter what a victim does. However, in a civil court, the insurance company for the at-fault driver can indeed use a victims actions against them! This is due to a Virginia legal principle called contributory negligence.

Filing a Claim for a Huntington Pedestrian Accident

As soon as the family of the deceased hires a lawyer, the lawyer will begin investigating the case, and assessing all possibilities. This includes speaking with insurance companies, identifying insurance coverage, and identifying all possible information about the at-fault driver. Most drivers on the roadway only have state mandated minimum car insurance coverage, which is never enough for a grieving family. The minimum insurance coverage in Virginia is $30,000 per person, $60,000 per accident (usually said "30-60"). That means the most that any one individual, including the estate of a deceased pedestrian, can obtain is $30,000. Our investigation must also include the at-fault driver's assets, to see if there is additional coverage, and other potential sources of recovery.

In a wrongful death case, such as a fatal pedestrian accident, we also have to create an estate at law. An estate is a legal construct, that allows a case to be pursued for the beneficiaries, or family of the deceased.

Speak to an Alexandria Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Right Away

If you or your family have lost a loved one due to another driver's negligence, then you need to speak to a lawyer right away. It is hard to go through the grieving process as it is, but you want to make sure that the rights of you and your family to hold the negligent driver accountable are preserved. Having an attorney can also insulate you and your loved ones from collection calls, press intrusion, and other stresses, so you can grieve in private.

Call an experienced, empathetic law firm today to investigate the facts, and defend your family.

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