44-Year-Old Female Employee Fatally Hit by Box Truck in Washington, D.C.

By Peter DePaolis

On November 7, authorities confirmed that a female Sodexo employee was fatally hit by a truck while walking near the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.

Police reported that the 44-year-old woman was struck by a Freightliner box truck as she was crossing I Street SE around 10 a.m. The female employee was unresponsive and not breathing when paramedics arrived. The driver of the truck that struck the employee stayed on scene.

“We are deeply saddened by the accident that took place this morning outside our operation at USMC Barracks…she was an employee of one of our subcontractors,” stated a spokeswoman for Sodexo.

What Should I Do If My Family Member Was Killed on the Job?

If your family member was killed in a workplace accident, it may be hard to know where to turn. Our attorneys understand that during a period of intense grief, the struggle of filing a lawsuit makes many families hesitant to take legal action.

When a worker is killed on-the-job, the spouse and non-adult children of the worker may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. In the case of the Sodexo employee, the woman’s family actually has two claims: (1) a workers compensation claim against her employer; and (2) a negligence claim against the truck driver.

Workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state, so having an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you determine your options. If you need the assistance of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, contact a Washington, D.C. attorney today so we can assist you in pursuing your claim. We will go out of our way to compassionately explain the process and will always speak to you about any of your concerns or questions during what we know is a very difficult time. We want to hear your situation, your experiences. Feel free to comment below or visit our Facebook page to tell us your story.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/11/woman-struck-killed-near-marine-barracks-96562.html

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.