Posted On: October 4, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Toddler Killed in Philadelphia Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

On September 25, a 2-year-old and his mother were struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing Washington Avenue in Philadelphia. According to an article in the Philadelphia Daily News, the toddler was killed and his mother was seriously injured in the Philadelphia pedestrian accident. The driver fled the scene.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were approximately 2.7 million injuries sustained in auto accidents and 43,443 accident-related fatalities in the United States in 2005. The NHTSA also reported that the rate of hit-and-run car accidents increased by fifteen percent from 1998 to 2002 throughout the United States.

Individuals who are deemed responsible for causing a wrongful death in a Pennsylvania car accident can be held liable in a court of law. Families of accident victims have the right to seek damages from reckless motorists on behalf of lost loved ones.

If you or a loved one have been a victim of a Philadelphia pedestrian hit-and-run auto accident, it may be extremely beneficial to contact a skilled Pennsylvania pedestrian wrongful death accident attorney who can advise you of your rights and options in a hit-and-run law case.

If you have recently lost a loved one in an auto accident, please don't hesitate to contact the Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP for a free evaluation of your case. Our attorneys can help hold negligent parties accountable for their actions, seeking compensatory damages on behalf of your loved ones to help pay for medical bills, funeral arrangements, and even future lost wages. Call (888) 684-7192 today for a confidential consultation.