Myrtle Beach News
A fatal Myrtle Beach pedestrian accident claimed the life of 32-year-old Ashlin Monteforte and left another victim injured January 1, 2019.
According to Myrtle Beach Online, “[Ms.] Monteforte died of injuries sustained after she was struck by two vehicles on U.S. 17.” A second pedestrian was transported to Grand Strand Regional Hospital with “serious, but not life-threatening injuries.” The surviving victim’s identity and condition have not been released.
South Carolina Highway Patrol told WMBF News, the driver has since been “charged with felony DUI resulting in death.”
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and if the driver is found to be at fault, Ashlin Monteforte’s family may elect to file civil claims for their loss. Additionally, the surviving victim may also pursue claims for any injuries suffered.
Based upon its experience and success handling pedestrian accident cases, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victim’s family should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the vehicle and roadways involved and a review of traffic surveillance footage will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of pedestrian accidents such as this one. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.
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