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Posted on May 9, 2013 by

Impaired Driver Plows into Bus Stop Killing Baby, Injuring Mother

A baby was killed and her mother seriously injured when a driver plowed into a bus stop in St Louis’ Northwoods neighborhood last month. According to news reports, the driver was on his way to dialysis treatment and may have suffered a diabetic seizure, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Both the driver and mother were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Nothing can compensate a parent for the loss of a child. In such tragic cases, the family’s grief is compounded by worry for the life of the mother. Not only can the tragedy be emotionally overwhelming, families can be financially overwhelmed by funeral costs for the child and medical, drug and rehabilitation expenses for the injured mother. Family members must cope with their own grief and fear while consoling the family’s other children and making arrangements for their care. If the mother worked, the loss of income is another blow to the family.

When serious auto accidents occur, insurance company settlement offers frequently fail to offer sufficient compensation to cover an accident victim’s full loss and accident expenses. Hiring a St. Louis auto accident attorney to handle your claim can ensure that you receive appropriate compensation.

When death results from the conduct of another person, as it did in this case, an experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer may be able to file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the person’s family to recover damages for injuries suffered by surviving family members due to the victim’s death.