October 9, 2014- Chesterfield, Va.
A female driver unintentionally hit and killed a 19-year-old man shortly before 8:30 PM on October 8, 2014. The incident occurred at the Genito Glen apartment complex parking lot, located on the 4000 block of Hailey Crescent Drive.
Police who responded to the scene noted that the parking lot was “fairly dark” and a parking lot light is broken, but could not confirm whether the broken light contributed to the accident.
The victim died at the scene of undisclosed injuries. No charges against the driver have been filed.
An experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorney can help the families and loved ones of wrongful death victims obtain compensation.
In the wake of such terrible and unexpected loss, family members of the deceased are left facing unimaginable emotional and financial hurdles. Pursuing a wrongful death action may enable certain relatives or beneficiaries of the decedent to recover damages.
Virginia statute allows for the awarding of damages for sorrow, mental anguish, and solace; compensation for reasonably expected loss of income of the decedent; expenses for the care, treatment, hospitalization of the decedent; reasonable funeral expenses; and punitive damages for willful or wanton conduct.
In this case, the owner(s) of the Genito Glen apartment complex may be liable for failing to properly maintain the lighting in the parking lot where the victim was killed. Property owners have a legal duty of care to keep their premises reasonably safe, including regular inspections to identify and repair dangerous conditions.