Getting an Injured 8-Year-Old and His Family Compensation for a Devastating Accident

Posted by: DFX on Sep 25, 2015

bicycle-166869_1280Have you or a family member been injured in an auto accident in Miami? Without good legal representation, you set yourself up to take a second loss in addition to your injuries. That loss will hit you in your pockets as you try to pay off all the costs to repair your life. And that doesn’t take into account trauma. Consider a recent article for Local 10 titled “Man arrested in hit-and-run crash that injured 8-year-old boy.”

Amanda Batchelor of Local 10 writes, “A 19-year-old man has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash that injured an 8-year-old boy in Coral Gables last week. Dennis Cerrato was arrested Thursday on charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving an injury and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage. According to an arrest report, Cerrato struck a boy, identified as Sebastian Ochoa, who was riding his bicycle on Sept. 3 in the 1100 block of South Greenway Drive. Sebastian’s father, Ismael Ochoa, who was jogging nearby, told police that he saw a white Honda Civic drive off the road onto the shoulder and yelled out to his son to ‘look out.’ Police said Sebastian ran south on Greenway Drive in an attempt to avoid being hit. According to the report, Cerrato struck the bike and then drove back on the roadway and ran over Sebastian’s leg with the car’s left front tire.”

Imagine what that boy and his family are going through mentally. Think about how all the damages are affecting them both physically and financially.

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