Suspects Sought in Philly Hit and Run That Killed One
A vigil was held recently for the 50-year-old victim killed in a Philadelphia hit and run accident. Law enforcement is still searching for the suspects involved in the incident.
According to police, Desiree Charmaine Whitehead Jainlett had just gotten off the bus when she was hit and killed around 11:30 in the morning. Jainlett was crossing the street when an oncoming Chevy Impala crossed the median and struck her.
Authorities report there were multiple people inside the Impala and several fled on foot after the incident.
Jainlett was a mother of five children and five grandchildren. According to her daughter Taleia Travers, “It’s a hard pill to swallow. It’s very unexpected, very tragic. She was just getting off of work.”
Her son reported Jainlett was on her way home from work, where she is a caretaker of an 86-year-old woman.
Jainlett’s family has called for the suspects to turn themselves in.
Law enforcement asks that anyone with information about the incident contact them at 215-686-TIPS.
Should I Contact an Attorney After a Hit and Run?
If you’ve been the victim of a hit and run, you may be wondering if you should contact an attorney. Here are three reasons why it may be in your best interest to do so:
You Could Be Entitled to Compensation
If you’ve been injured in a hit and run, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An experienced attorney can help you recover these damages from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
If you’ve lost a loved one in a hit and run crash, you could be entitled to compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit.
You Need an Advocate on Your Side
The insurance company may try to lowball you or deny your claim altogether. An experienced attorney will be able to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and fight for the full compensation you deserve.
The Statute of Limitations May Be Running Out
If you wait too long to contact an attorney, you may miss the deadline to file a lawsuit. In most states, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve lost a loved one or you were injured in a hit and run accident, we can help. For more information or to discuss your situation, contact Heavens Law at 484-467-8254. All phone consultations are free and confidential, with no obligation beyond that.