Updated on: 10/20/2020
A motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident early Friday morning on 405 near Tukwila.
The rider was killed after being struck from behind by a van while on the off-ramp from I-405 to I-5 South.
The 51-year-old driver of the van was arrested after leaving the scene, dragging parts of the motorcycle several miles.
The driver was charged with felony hit-and-run and state troopers have indicated that they do not believe the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Legal Options for Wrongful Death Hit-and-Run Accident Victims
One factor that sets this hit-and-run accident apart from most others is the simple fact that the at-fault party has been identified and arrested, providing clarity and closure many hit-and-run accident victims may never get.
Identifying the at-fault driver is only the first step in the recovery process for an accident victim and the end result they will achieve is entirely dependant on what happens from here.
The amount a victim's family may recover from a wrongful death claim is entirely dependant on several factors including available insurance, wages, and age of the victims.
When a loved one is hurt or killed in an accident, family members should know they have three-years to pursue a personal injury claim on behalf of the victims, but personal injury claims take time, and cases should not be put off until the last minute.
Davis Law Group has been helping personal injury victims in the state of Washington for more than 20-years and offers free case evaluations for accident victims, to help start their claims on the right path.
To request a free case evaluation from the award-winning team of motorcycle accident attorneys at Davis Law Group call 206-727-4000 or use the chat or contact options on this page 24 hours a day, seven days a week.