On May 6, 2013, a Sound Transit bus ran through a red light in Kirkland, smashing into a Ford Escape. The smaller vehicle had three passengers, two of whom did not survive the crash. No one on the bus was harmed.
Following a thorough investigation, the Washington State Patrol is asking the King County Prosecutor’s Office to file criminal charges of vehicular homicide and hit and run against the driver of the bus. Investigators found no evidence of vehicle malfunction, suggesting this accident was a result of driver error.
Criminal charges are often pressed after accidents that result in death, though they do not have to be for family members to seek compensation for their loss. Negligence is not always criminal wrongdoing, and negligence is the focus of wrongful death lawsuits. The best way to determine if you are entitled to seek compensation through legal action is by scheduling a one-on-one consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney.
The Seattle wrongful death attorneys at The Hornbuckle Firm have decades of combined experience helping surviving family members get the compensation they deserve. With compassion for your family’s needs, we are prepared to take your case as far as necessary to help ensure justice is served.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Seattle wrongful death attorneys, please contact The Hornbuckle Firm today. We serve families in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, and surrounding areas of Washington State.
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