Citrus Heights Pedestrian Accident Causes Death of Walker

Man Struck and Killed on Dewey Drive in Citrus Heights Pedestrian Accident

A pedestrian accident in Citrus Heights resulted in the tragic death of a man in his 50s on December 30. The collision occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Dewey Drive near Connemara Circle. According to the accident report from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the pedestrian was initially hit by a Toyota Camry driver traveling south on Dewey Drive.

Investigation Being Conducted in Citrus Heights Pedestrian Accident

The collision threw the pedestrian into the northbound lane, where he was struck again by a female driver in her 40s. Fire officials declared the pedestrian deceased at the accident scene. Dewey Drive was shut down in the northbound lanes as CHP traffic crash officers investigated the fatal crash. The vehicles remained at the accident scene. Neither drugs nor alcohol were suspected as a factor in the accident.

Wrongful Death and the Basis for a Claim

It is necessary to prove that a defendant was negligent or intentionally harmful to recover wrongful death compensation in a fatal Citrus Heights pedestrian accident. In addition to witness statements and other evidence that could prove the defendant’s negligence, this includes any documents or physical evidence. During the investigation phase of your case, your injury lawyer will interview witnesses, conduct accident reconstruction, and check traffic surveillance cameras for evidence to support your claim.

Who Can Recover Compensation for Wrongful Death

Families who lose a loved one in a Citrus Heights pedestrian accident can seek justice for their loss and avoid the financial hardships often associated with such accidents by filing for wrongful death compensation. In California, family members, including spouses and children, can recover compensation. Among the damages that can be recovered are funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of consortium, and assistance with household chores. Punitive damages may be awarded in some cases as a punishment for the defendant’s negligence. It might be possible to recover medical expenses and pain and suffering for a loved one who lived for some time before dying by bringing a survival action. 

How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help

Injury lawyers help families deal with losing a loved one by taking on the case themselves. By doing this, the family can grieve peacefully without having to worry about the financial implications of the death. Additionally, a family can feel at peace and know justice has been served if it seeks legal assistance from an experienced lawyer.

Following is a video in which personal injury lawyer Ed Smith explains how wrongful death claims are filed and how families can receive compensation.

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Citrus Heights

I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Citrus Heights. The family of your loved one might be able to sue the driver who caused their death if negligence was the cause. We can be contacted by phone at (916) 921-6400 or long-distance at (800) 404-5400. You can also reach us online. An accident attorney can review your case and give you options for compensation recovery by providing free, friendly advice.

In our commitment to obtaining compensation for our clients, we are honored to be a member of the Top 1 Percent and Million Dollar Advocates. To see how some of our previous cases were handled, you can visit Verdicts and Settlements on Yelp and Google.

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