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A young boy died when his mother struck him with the family van while backing out of the driveway of Monday evening in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. The boy ran out of the yard and was trying to get his mother’s attention, but she didn’t see him behind the van. The boy was rushed to Harborview Medical Center where he died from his injuries, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday morning. You can learn more about the accident at Claims Should be Made Even When One Family Member Injures or Kills Another.

It’s tough to write this but it needs to be written. When one family member injures or even kills another, a claim must be made. That’s why the family purchased insurance. The decision not to file a claim only benefits the insurance company.

Here, a personal reprsentative should be appointed for the estate of the little boy. The personal representative should make a claim against the family auto insurance policy. The money won’t bring the little boy back, but it might help with counseling for his siblings or pay for their college educations.

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