Mother Backs Vehicle Over Toddler in Tragic Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
car accident in Miami, Fl Monday evening has lead to the death of a one-year-old little
boy. A mother was backing out of her family’s driveway when she
struck her one-year-old son. Tragically, he was pronounced dead. An investigation
is being conducted, and police stated that they do not suspect foul play.
The mother feels as though she had taken all precautions to prevent such
an event. Charges are unlikely.
Injuries for back-over accidents equate to 14,000 each year, and 200 people
are killed. The majority of these numbers are children due to their small
stature leading to the inability to be seen by the drivers’ position.
In 2007, Congress signed the Cameron Gulbransen Transportation Safety Act
that required the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. to put standards
in place for rear-visibility by 2011. After many delays, the NHTSA has
announced that by May 2018 all new vehicles are required to have a backup
camera that shows a 10-foot-by-20-foot zone behind the vehicle. With backup
cameras already in existence in many vehicles, these standards should
not be hard to implement.
Often it is necessary to involve an attorney in a car accident because
many of them lead to severe injury or death. People are not always educated
on how to handle the aftermath of the accident. By contacting one of our
St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
you will have the confidence knowing that we are experienced in how to
handle your accident. We will walk with you through your case negotiating
with insurance and if necessary take to trial to see you are fully compensated.
To receive a free consultation,
contact us today.