According to The Daily Item, late last Wednesday, September 19th, in Lynn, Massachusetts, twin brothers – Dillon and Riley McManus – were struck by a vehicle. Dillon McManus, 21, never regained consciousness after being struck by the car, and was declared dead soon thereafter. Although doctors expect the other twin, Riley McManus, to survive, he is continuing to fight for his life after enduring a 5-hour surgery to repair a punctured lung, and fractured hip and pelvis.
Lynn officials are further investigating, including whether to bring charges against the driver of the car.
Car accidents unfortunately are a fact of life. Although we hope of course that we and our loved ones will not be involved in any such incidents, it is important to understand your rights should such an accident occur. The first step is knowing whether or not you even have grounds to file a claim for your injuries. The question whether the accused party was indeed negligent must be examined carefully before filing a claim. The facts of each individual case can be quite complex, requiring sifting through accident reconstructions, police reports, and insurance policies, among other inquiries. The accident scene should be investigated, coordinated (when necessary) with a proper team of professionals and experts, examining all evidence.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a car accident, or if a loved one has suffered a wrongful death as the result of negligence, please contact one of our personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.