意外人身受傷法律服務
Call For A Free Case Evaluation
206-462-4428

You Are Here:

We all grieve the loss of a child

isaiah.jpgAs a personal injury lawyer, I hear about devastating crashes every day. I speak to people who have suffered life-altering injuries or lost loved ones. No matter how many times I hear these stories, I am still affected emotionally by the human tragedy that results from these collisions, which are nearly always avoidable. I have learned to channel my sense of outrage and injustice into fighting to get my clients the best possible recovery in court, but no amount of money can undo the physical and emotional damage my clients have suffered.

There are some situations that trigger a deeper emotional response. As a lawyer I've learned to be objective and analytical in most situations, but as the parent of a 9-year-old boy, I am deeply affected when the injured person is a child. As a community it is our job to keep our children safe. When we fail in that responsibility it hurts us all.

My heart was broken earlier this week as I read about 11-year-old Isaiah Bermeo, and autistic 11-year old who was hit by a minivan on Highway 101 near Olympia on Sunday evening. Witnesses observed the impact and saw the minivan drive away without stopping to help. Bermeo was airlifted to Harborview, but sadly he died from his injuries on Wednesday morning.

On Monday police located the van involved in the crash, which had been abandoned about 7 miles from the crash site, and once the police released the name and photo of the van's owner, Irven F. Jacobs, a 51-year-old Shelton resident turned himself in. He is being charged with hit and run injury or death, but regardless of what criminal or civil liability is imposed on Jacobs, it will never bring Isaiah back.

If you are a driver, please watch for pedestrians, especially children. And if you do cause a crash, please stop to help instead of fleeing the scene. Hit and run is a felony, and abandoning the scene causes even more anguish for the injured person and his or her family.

If you are a parent or caregiver, please keep a close eye on your young or disabled children and help keep them out of harm's way. Teach them to avoid traffic and other dangerous situations.

Always maintain a high level of uninsured motorist coverage to protect yourself and your family if you are hit by an uninsured or hit and run driver.

And finally, if you or someone you love was killed or injured by a hit and run driver, please call an experienced personal injury lawyer to explore what compensation the law might provide for you and your family.

For more information on this crash check out the following articles:

https://kgmi.com/news/007700-boy-with-autism-critically-injured-in-olympia-hit-and-run/

https://q13fox.com/2019/01/30/detectives-id-suspect-in-olympia-hit-and-run-that-critically-injured-11-year-old-boy/

https://www.theolympian.com/news/local/crime/article225341925.html

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Arrange A Free Consultation Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Seattle Office
520 Pike Street, Suite 1425
Seattle, WA 98101

Fax: 206-973-1783
Seattle Law Office Map

Everett Office
1714 Hewitt Avenue, Ste 202
Everett, WA 98201

Phone: 425-243-9935
Everett Law Office Map