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Bothell Teenager Run Over on Sidewalk l Kirkland Pedestrian Lawyer

Posted on Apr 09, 2010
A car driven by a 51 year-old man was traveling east on Highway 522 when it suddenly left the road, jumped a curb, drove over a sidewalk, and hit a pole.  A 13 year-old Bothell boy was riding a scooter with two friends on the sidewalk where the car jumped the curb.  Two of the boys were able to jump clear of the car, but the car hit a 13 year-old Bothell teenager in what must have been a horrific Washington pedestrian v. car accident.

The teenager was injured in the pedestrian accident and was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.  The car driver was also injured and taken to Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Washington.  The cause of this Bothell pedestrian v. car accident is not yet known.  Highway 522 was closed for 2 1/2 hours to investigate the accident.

Accidents involving children and young people under 18 years of age have special rules associated with any injury accident claim.  The statute of limitation does not expire on a child's injury case until his or her 21st birthday.  Resolutions or settlements of a child's injury claim before they turn 18 years old require review by a Judge in the local court system, even if no lawsuit was filed on the child's case.  An independent person in required by law to review and approve any settlement of a child's injury case.  Parents are wise to not jump into this minefield without getting some good information and education about the child injury claim process from the start.

We have handled may claims for children injured by cars as pedestrian, bicyclists, and passengers in other vehicles. It's important to consult with an experienced Washington pedestrian accident attorney who has experience with children's cases before signing anything or speaking with that friendly insurance adjuster.  If your child has been injured in a pedestrian, bicycle or car accident please call us 425-822-5700 for a FREE consultation.