We see headlines and news stories like this all too often. In the early morning hours of Friday, November 20, 2020, a 74-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Rockville Pike near Grosvenor Lane in North Bethesda.
News like this is heartbreaking enough for the victim’s families and friends but coming a week before Thanksgiving and during the holiday season makes situations like this that much more difficult. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are all too common these days in the Maryland and DC Metro areas.
What Happens Next?
An investigation of the accident is more than likely already underway. In this particular incident in North Bethesda, the driver did the right and decent thing by staying at the accident scene until authorities arrived. From there, police would have spoken to the driver and looked closely at the accident location and other potential evidence, including red light and/or satellite cameras, possible eyewitnesses, and cell phone records of the driver.
By gathering all of this information, authorities would be able to determine whether the driver was violating any traffic laws (such as speeding or running a red light), driving erratically, and even if he or she was texting or talking on the phone while driving. These factors will play a major role in figuring out what the next steps are, which is precisely why the family should strongly consider hiring a skilled personal injury lawyer.
What Should the Family Do?
There is unimaginable pain involved when a family experiences a loss such as this. It’s difficult to focus on any legal case or negotiations with insurance companies when you’re dealing with medical care and costs or planning a funeral and memorial arrangements. Families need to be able to mourn and grieve in peace for as long as they need to and not have to deal with insurance companies or other attorneys.
So, while it may not be top of mind for many families in these situations, it’s essential to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who is experienced in working on pedestrian accident claims. Your lawyer will handle all of the phone calls, paperwork, and legal matters so the mourning and grieving process can go on undisturbed and uninterrupted.
The Maryland Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Are Ready to Help
If you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident, The Lapidus Law Firm is here for you. We understand the emotional pain you’re experiencing and promise to work hard on your behalf. Call us at (301) 852-7500 to get started with a free, no-obligation consultation–during this consultation, our lawyers will meet with you online via Zoom or by using other online video conferencing platforms.
Maryland Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Let us help you through these rough times. The pedestrian accident lawyers with The Lapidus Law Firm have decades of experience with these types of cases. And we pledge to work tirelessly on your behalf to get you a fair and reasonable settlement so you can focus your time and energy on more important family matters.