Get a FREE Case Review
Call Today: (800) 559-5741
Call Today: (800) 559-5741
Available 24 Hours, 7 Days A Week

17-year-old runs over, kills SC toddler

A back-over incident takes place when a car is backing out of a driveway or parking space. It is a common and mostly preventable mishap, but thousands of children every year are killed or seriously injured because a driver backing up didn’t see them. Just like what happened to a 14-month toddler in Lee County.

According to S.C. Highway Patrol, little Jaylen was hit by a 1996 BMW driven by a 17-year-old female relative. This is more common than you might believe. The most common victims of back-over accidents are between the ages of 1 and 2, and are struck by a relative or parent.

As stated by KidsAndCars, a national group that tracks child deaths in motor vehicles, 50 children are backed over by vehicles every week in the U.S. 2 out of 50 die from their injuries. For that reason, drivers need to be aware of the “blind zone” that extends around the car when they back up.

One good lesson to remember: “Never move a motor vehicle until you make sure nothing is behind you.” You can always have one person exit the vehicle and another person to check what’s behind it. It is better to be cautious than regret later on.

If your beloved child has been a victim of a back-over caused by other people’s negligence, knowing your rights and acquiring legal protection will certainly help you get the compensation you deserve. Let an expert lawyer assist you with your case. Contact Auger & Auger today for a free consultation.

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driver, In The News, Wrongful Death

The list of prior client settlement results and client reviews/testimonials, do not constitute a promise of any particular result in any particular case, as each and every case is unique. Each case was handled on its own merit, and the outcome of any case cannot be predicted by a lawyer or law firms past results.

If a recovery or settlement by trial is made, the client will be responsible for costs advanced in addition to attorney fees. Client remains responsible for costs, expenses and disbursements, including medical bills, within the scope of representation. The attorney’s contingency percentage will be computed prior to the deduction of expenses from the total recovery.

The principal office for Auger & Auger Law Firm is located at 717 S. Torrence St., Suite 101, Charlotte, NC. The attorneys and staff of Auger & Auger Law Firm work and process all of the firm’s files at the principal office location in Charlotte, NC. Other office locations listed on our website are satellite offices that are not staffed daily. Satellite offices are operated for the convenience of our clients and who live outside of the Charlotte, NC metro area and are unable to meet with us at our principal office location. All meetings at our satellite offices must be made by appointment only. Phone numbers for satellite offices forward to our principle office location in Charlotte, NC.

Content Protection by