Hit-and-Run accidents and hit-and-run fatalities are some of the most tragic and devastating issues I have to work with as a Washington personal injury lawyer. But in fighting these cases, I pride myself in delivering justice to those that have been so wrongfully placed in these situations.
This weekend in Everett, 45-year-old, Roberto Beltran, was killed in a hit-and-run accident, and the culprit has yet to be found. Beltran was crossing a south Everett street when he was hit by a Ford Ranger which fled the scene. Beltran was then struck by two other vehicles while he lay on the ground. Police are on the lookout for a stolen dark-blue 2005 Ford Ranger, Washington license B35457F that they believe to have hit the Everett man. The suspect is also believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run earlier that day outside of a tavern in Lynnwood.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this man that was tragically killed in the hit-and-run. Cases like these are all too common, and when the suspect is never caught, it can leave the victim’s family in an even worse situation. Losing a loved family member or friend is an incredibly painful experience. Whether it be in a car accident or not, the last thing that you and your family want to have to deal with or worry about is legal issues and complications. In an attempt to provide you with much deserved help and assistance, I have co-authored a book with attorney Patrick J. Kang which is a guide for families of Washington wrongful death victims. The book is called In Case of Death: Straight Talk on Washington Wrongful Death and is available at no charge to Washington residents by clicking on the preceding link.