Family of Elizabeth "Lizzy" Robertson-Rutland Retains Walton + Brown, LLP As They Seek Answers in Daughter's Death
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbus, Ohio (October 8, 2019) – The family of Elizabeth “Lizzy” Robertson-Rutland has retained Attorneys Sean Walton and Chanda Brown of Walton + Brown LLP to investigate her death as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on September 18, 2019. Lizzy was an 11-year-old Sherwood Middle School student who was struck and killed by at least one vehicle on McNaughten Road in Columbus, Ohio. Authorities believe that Lizzy was also struck by a second vehicle, though that driver did not stop at the scene and has not yet been located.
The accident occurred while Lizzy was walking to her school bus stop around 6:23am. There are no sidewalks or crosswalks along the busy, two-lane street that Lizzy was required to walk along on her way to the bus stop. Residents have told The Columbus Dispatch that they worry about students who live in the neighborhood and must walk along McNaughten Road to catch buses during dark morning hours, citing dangerous vehicle speeds and the lack of pedestrian visibility.
Whether or not this tragedy could have been avoided is the question weighing on most minds. Ultimately, Walton + Brown LLP intends to help the family find answers and closure as the firm works with investigators and experts to ensure that other families do not have to experience such a tragic loss. The family asks that anyone with knowledge of the accident contact their attorneys at Walton + Brown, LLP and provide any information that could be of assistance.
About Walton + Brown, LLP
Walton + Brown, LLP takes pride in having a successful serious personal injury and civil rights practice, unafraid to step into a courtroom and litigate cases to the fullest extent necessary. With over 450 lawsuits filed and over $18 million in settlements or verdicts won for our clients, we bring a record of success. Sean Walton and Chanda Brown have been awarded Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40 designations as trial attorneys. For more information, please visit www.waltonbrownlaw.com.
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