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Ceres Man Killed in Car Accident on Kiernan Avenue in Modesto

Auto Accident Fatality in Modesto Area

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported a fatality after an auto accident in the Modesto area on the morning of Thursday, October 7, 2021. The traffic collision took place at approximately 4:00 a.m. and involved three vehicles, including a Honda sedan, a 1973 Datsun coupe, and an unspecified vehicle.

Details on the Auto Accident Fatality Reported in the Modesto Area

CHP traffic officers indicated in a preliminary report that the Honda sedan and the 1973 Datsun coupe were involved in a car accident. The third vehicle reportedly failed to slow down in time to avoid a crash and rear-ended the Datsun.

The drivers of the Honda and the third vehicle were uninjured in the crash, authorities reported. The Datsun driver was transported to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of serious injuries. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries during hospitalization. The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office has recently identified the decedent as Andrew Avalos, 25, of Ceres. Additional information on the fatal car accident was not immediately available.

Loss of a Close Relative

There is nothing as painful as the sudden loss of a loved one. Aside from the companionship and the emotional support that was provided by the family member, there are situations in which the family they leave behind may have been financially dependent on them, particularly if they were the primary provider of the household. While no amount of money may ever make up for the loss of a close relative or bring them back, compensation from a wrongful death action may help provide surviving family members with the means they need to cover unexpected costs and provide for a more secure future. Such cases may be brought only if a loved one lost their life because of someone else’s negligence.

When a family has lost a loved one in a devastating accident, the last thought on their mind may be contacting an attorney. While dealing with grief and making final resting arrangements, it is understandable that time is needed for all this. However, it is crucial to keep in mind that insurance companies will not be waiting and will even be taking quick action to minimize their liability for the incident. Since the laws in California that govern wrongful death cases may be challenging to navigate, it is best to retain legal counsel. Information on how to find the right attorney for your case is provided through this video.

How Our Legal Team Can Help Your Family

Since 1982, our law firm has represented surviving family members in wrongful death matters. We have utilized our skills and resources to obtain the justice and financial recovery that survivors deserve. From handling an independent investigation of the incident and building a strong case for financial compensation, we will do the legwork for those we represent so they have the time to grieve and recover from their loss.

You and your family do not have to undergo this trying time alone. Our compassionate and dedicated attorneys are available anytime to listen to your story and provide free, friendly advice on how to move forward. Should you decide to hire us, we will handle your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay any fees unless we recover fair compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your family.

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Modesto, CA

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto wrongful death attorney. The loss of a close relative in an auto accident is one of the most challenging life events a family may endure. While nothing may replace the love and companionship that has been lost, justice and compensation through a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party may help survivors provide for a more secure future. If you have lost someone you love, speak with a member of our team today to receive free, friendly advice on your best course of action moving forward by calling (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.

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