A man has been arrested in a ‘hit and run’ tragic fatal car accident when the vehicle he was driving caused the tragic death of a little girl and serious injury to her grandmother.
The man who handed himself in after allegedly travelling abroad after the tragic accident is now said to have handed himself in after pleas from his mother on national TV.
Police are not looking for any other suspect.
Further Reading on this tragic event: Liverpool Echo – Violet-Grace
Consequences Causing Death by Dangerous Driving
In our mind the punishment for causing death by dangerous driving are totally inadequate. The maximum punishment is 14 years in prison. Most serve less than 5 years.
If the punishment against the driver is not sufficient, bereaved families are further met with an insulting legal system where compensation is of limited or no use especially when it comes to losing children.
Yes compensation is not everything, it will never be enough for a loss of a loved one but the compensation for a fatal accident claim for causing death by dangerous driving can help with financial pressures following the death of a loved one. Often even if it is not the bread-winner who has died, some bereaved family members cannot go back to work for a long time. The bills don’t stop coming in. They need to be paid from somewhere.
If you have been affected please contact us for sympathetic expert legal advice.