Washington, D.C. – When we go about our daily routines, we rarely think we are going to get into a car accident. We don’t think running our errands will end in end in heartbreak. But it happens, and each year millions of lives are touched and dramatically changed by traffic accidents. This is the case of a recent Washington D.C.-area accident that left five people dead, including two children.
NBC Washington reported that Dossa Boykin, two of her friends and her two children had just done their laundry on Friday, October 10th, and were headed home when fate struck.
Boykin, who was driving, was sitting at a red light when all of the sudden her vehicle was rear-ended by a Mercedes with great force. Boykin told NBC Washington, “We never knew what hit us.”
Killed in the crash were two sisters from D.C.; Typhani Wilkerson, 32, and Tameika Curtis, 34 and Boykin’s two children; Hassan Boykin, 1, and Khadiua Ba, 13.
Boykin was the sole survivor of the crash, a fact that caused her grief. She told NBC she wished she had died along with her two children.
Also killed in the accident was Dominique Greene, 21, a passenger in the Mercedes. The unidentified driver was critically injured and another passenger escaped injury.
Although police were still investigating the accident, they believe speed along with wet road conditions contributed to the accident.
Wilkerson leaves behind 8 children and Curtis leaves behind two children. Ten children will have to grow up without a mother, and a mother has lost her two children. Losing a parent or child causes profound and almost unimaginable pain.
This accident is an example of why families have the right to pursue a negligent driver for compensation. When a parent dies, a child loses in so many ways. Their primary provider, or providers in the worst case are gone; they no longer have the financial support they need. They are also missing out on the ever-so valuable emotional support all children need from their parents.
If you have lost a loved one because of another driver’s reckless actions, a Washington D.C. accident attorney will meet with you and determine if you have grounds to file a wrongful death suit. They will listen to the details of your accident and determine the best way to proceed.
Accident victims, whether they are pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, have options to obtaining a settlement. Almost all settlements will come from an insurance company and getting the deserved amount often requires intense negotiations between the victim and an insurance company. There is also the option of taking civil action, but figuring out the right course to take requires the expertise and skill of an accident attorney.
No matter which route an accident victim chooses to pursue, they will need one of our practiced Washington D.C. accident attorneys working on their case. This will assure they are not settling for less than they are entitled to for their pain and anguish.

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