Bill Lightfoot Representing Fatal D.C. Pedestrian Accident Victim’s Family

By Peter DePaolis

Our attorney Bill Lightfoot recently filed a lawsuit over a D.C. pedestrian accident case that claimed the life of a 73-year-old man. We are seeking to recover millions for the family of the man who was struck and killed by a street sweeper in June.

The 73-year-old was crossing Clay Place at the same time a street sweeper had begun to back up. The man was hit by the back of the truck, knocked down and then pulled underneath by the brush. The backup beeper was working, but the backup camera was not. The man later died at the hospital.

Attorney Lightfoot believes that the man’s death was definitely preventable, citing the fact that the camera did not work and should have, and if it had, the man would still be alive.

The suit against Fort Myer Construction Corporation, which is based in DC, is seeking $12.5 million.

So far, there are no criminal charges in this case. Generally, traffic fatalities are not reviewed by the U.S. Attorney’s office until after the investigation is complete.

Speak with a Personal Injury Attorney Like Bill Lightfoot Who Handles Pedestrian Accidents

Some pedestrian accidents are the fault of the driver, such as in this street sweeper case, while others are the fault of the pedestrian. It is sometimes difficult to know who exactly is at fault right after an accident happens.

It is in your best interest to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer, even if you believe you may have some fault. We have a great deal of experience dealing with personal injury claims throughout DC/VA/MD. Our personal injury attorneys can discuss your legal rights in a free pedestrian accident claim review so that you may better understand what recoveries may be available to help pay for the damages after a pedestrian accident.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.Washington, D.C. Injury Attorneys

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.